Edward Caine, Composer

Nina Whiteman and Soriah: Voices in the Chapel

Fri, 21st Oct 2011 8.00pm
Seven, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD
£5 on the door

2 Gyrlz Performative Arts in collaboration with Glorious Trauma are proud to present a night of traditional and experimental vocals and music by acclaimed mezzo soprano and composer Nina Whiteman (Manchester), and sound artist Sardonik Grin (Oregon/UK). This event also showcases the Leeds debut of internationally renowned Tuvan throat singer and ritual performance artist, Soriah (Enrique Ugalde – Oregon) as part of his October …tour of the UK.

Soriah

The Portland, Oregon-based musician and ritual artist known as Soriah first came into being more than 10 years ago. His unique vision has evolved to draw equally from performance and musical traditions both modern and ancient— raga, shamanism, the revisionist arts of electro-acoustics, noise, butoh, and free improvisation. Most recently, he was honored as the Third Place winner in the International Symposium of Khoomei Competition, and “Best Foreigner” in the 2008 Ustuu-Khooree World Music Festival in Tuva, where the form originated.

Nina Whiteman

Nina Whiteman performs seminal vocal pieces of the twentieth century alongside the curious creations of composers living in the North West. The audience are taken on a tour of the human voice in all its facets – singing, laughter, growls, wheezes, and hiccups a-plenty – through the virtuoso, the lyrical, and the experimental.

Programme to include:
Luciano Berio Sequenza III
György Kurtág Attila József Fragments (selection)
Georges Aperghis Récitations (selection)
Martin Iddon pneuma.pistis
Edd Caine Poem in Silence

Sardonik Grin

Sardonik Grin (Llewyn Máire) invokes sonic disobedience through the surrealist mutations of cut-ups, various experimental instrumentations, voice/tone, and sample-based loops. Text-mutations, illbient beats, analogue freqs, field/ found and ritual recordings are manipulated through tapes, samplers, data and CD mixing, synth and circuit bent sound, spontaneous interface with radio and SW transmissions, FX processing and the environment.

Llewyn Máire has been mixing a host of self-produced and appropriated/remixed media with live electrics and found made instruments since the late 80?s… to provide dance-oriented, atmospheric, ritual and site-specific sonic indulgences.

Seven is based on Harrogate Road near the centre of Chapel Allerton. Find us just below Casa Mia Grande. It’s opposite the Library and 30 yards down the road towards Leeds City Centre. Regular buses run to the venue from the city centre (number 2, 3 or 3A) or from Headingley and Harehills (number 91).

More Info: http://ninawhiteman.com/?page_id=13

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