Win 2 FREE Tickets to the 4th Annual Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival at Roulette on October 29th/30th
I have some great news for one lucky broke-ass and his/her broke-ass friend—you could win a pair of FREE tickets to go see the 4th Annual Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival later this month. But first, here’s some info on what this unique festival is all about.
Vital Vox is an event that focuses solely on the human voice. Whether in a solo setting or as a part of an ensemble, Vital Vox will explore the countless ways in which a voice can be used, and it will be displayed through a multitude of musical genres. Everything from jazz to interactive electro-acoustic music will be showcased during the two-day festivities.
The festival will take place on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th at the Roulette. General Admission for tickets will $15 ($10 for Students/Seniors/Members) and can be purchased at Roulette’s website HERE or by calling 917-267-0363.
The following is the program description for the event and the performers:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 8pm
PHILIP HAMILTON – Vocalscapes: Solitude
Vocal explorer Philip Hamilton takes audiences on a journey of sounds using his voice, percussion and electronics. Hamilton, creator of the hit acapella show “VOICES”, uses vocal styles from across the globe to expand the imagination. (www.voicestheshow.blogspot.com)
SABRINA LASTMAN – An Encounter with ‘El Duende’
Sabrina Lastman will be presenting excerpts from her original piece An Encounter with ‘El Duende’: a multidisciplinary music performance for voice, sound, bowed psaltery, megaphone, percussions & visuals. Federico Garcia Lorca’s eerily passionate world comes to life through this re-imagination of his written & visual artistry. (www.sabrina-lastman.com)
SARAH BERNSTEIN – UNEARTHISH
Unearthish is the duo of Sarah Bernstein (voice, violin, electronics) with Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), performing Bernstein’s compositions. Minimalist motifs meet avant-jazz formations, integrating sung and spoken poetry with acoustic and electric sound sculpture. (www.sarahbernstein.com)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8pm
LISA KARRER – Collision Theory: Works & Premieres for Voice & Multi-Media
Lisa Karrer (in collaboration with composer/multi-instrumentalist David Simons) will present works for voice, electronics, interactive video, triggered theremin, and keyboard, including premieres of Karrer’s “Meeting Max: Vocal Experiments with Interactive Video Mixer”, and Simons’ “The Opera Within the Opera”. Other works include “Ziarah Dalam Gereja Gunung” for live voice and video soundtrack with Indonesian text by poet Sitor Situmorang, “Molecular Self-Assembly” for live and processed voice with text by molecular biologist Shuguang Zhang Ph.D., “I Like It Here” for voice, keyboard and triggered theremin with text by Dutch sound artist Roel Meelkop, and “Consider The Little Creatures” for live voice, video and audio soundtrack. (http://www.simons-karrer.com)
SASHA BOGDANOWITSCH – “Mirror Upon Mirror”
A new song cycle for solo voice & instruments that explores the ‘reflecting glass’ of live looping & processing. The work delves into the intersection between sung text and vocables and is accompanied by an assortment of original and world instruments, such as the wind instruments syrinx, fujara and koncovka; percussion instruments such as the halo drum and karimba; and electronic instrument the tenori-on. The work will also feature unique dance and movement from guest artists Andrew Broaddus & Michael Bauer on Cyr Wheel. (www.sashabmusic.com)
PAMELA Z – Works for Voice, Live Processing, and Video
Pamela Z will perform short works for voice, live processing, gesture-controlled samples and interactive video, including excepts from Memory Trace. (www.pamelaz.com)
We’ll be giving away TWO tickets to ONE lucky winner on Friday, October 26th. The winner’s name will be put on a list to redeem their tickets and they will have their choice of which night to attend. To participate, please email us at Contests@brokeassstuart.com. The winner will be picked at random, so may the odds be ever in your favor, broke-ass. Good luck!
4th Annual Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival
October 29th-30th at 8pm
Tickets: $15 ($10 for Students/Seniors/Members)
509 Atlantic Avenue(On the corner of Atlantic & 3rd Ave.)
Photo Credit: vitalvoxfest.com