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Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae interviews vocalist from around the world to discuss singing, performing, curating, and more. Resonant Bodies Festival, an annual Festival of contemporary and avant-garde vocal music is held in New York City each September. “In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving” (New York Times) "young but already essential festival of new vocal music" (New York Times) "today’s most talented singers... seamlessly blend classical, avant-garde and indie-folk” (Feast of Music) "It’s an enterprise that wants and deserves to go everywhere, geographically and artistically, letting singers build 45-minute sets, with unpredictable results." (New York Times) The Resonant Bodies Festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear expert contemporary music vocalists present repertoire that feeds their passion. Presented over three nights, nine dynamic and unique vocalists curate and present 45 minute sets expressing their particular blend of musical tastes; the result is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear virtuosic contemporary music vocalists perform cutting-edge repertoire in New York City. Future seasons will expand the festival to new cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. The festival is directed by Lucy Dhegrae. In anticipation of the coming festival, our podcast spotlights each performer and delves in to their programming ideas and inspirations and establishes a year-round dialogue about what it means to be a solo vocal performer working in the medium of contemporary classical and avant-garde music.

Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae interviews vocalist from around the world to discuss singing, performing, curating, and more. Resonant Bodies Festival, an annual Festival of contemporary and avant-garde vocal music is held in New York City each September. “In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving” (New York Times) "young but already essential festival of new vocal music" (New York Times) "today’s most talented singers... seamlessly blend classical, avant-garde and indie-folk” (Feast of Music) "It’s an enterprise that wants and deserves to go everywhere, geographically and artistically, letting singers build 45-minute sets, with unpredictable results." (New York Times) The Resonant Bodies Festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear expert contemporary music vocalists present repertoire that feeds their passion. Presented over three nights, nine dynamic and unique vocalists curate and present 45 minute sets expressing their particular blend of musical tastes; the result is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear virtuosic contemporary music vocalists perform cutting-edge repertoire in New York City. Future seasons will expand the festival to new cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. The festival is directed by Lucy Dhegrae. In anticipation of the coming festival, our podcast spotlights each performer and delves in to their programming ideas and inspirations and establishes a year-round dialogue about what it means to be a solo vocal performer working in the medium of contemporary classical and avant-garde music.
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Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae interviews vocalist from around the world to discuss singing, performing, curating, and more. Resonant Bodies Festival, an annual Festival of contemporary and avant-garde vocal music is held in New York City each September. “In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving” (New York Times) "young but already essential festival of new vocal music" (New York Times) "today’s most talented singers... seamlessly blend classical, avant-garde and indie-folk” (Feast of Music) "It’s an enterprise that wants and deserves to go everywhere, geographically and artistically, letting singers build 45-minute sets, with unpredictable results." (New York Times) The Resonant Bodies Festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear expert contemporary music vocalists present repertoire that feeds their passion. Presented over three nights, nine dynamic and unique vocalists curate and present 45 minute sets expressing their particular blend of musical tastes; the result is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear virtuosic contemporary music vocalists perform cutting-edge repertoire in New York City. Future seasons will expand the festival to new cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. The festival is directed by Lucy Dhegrae. In anticipation of the coming festival, our podcast spotlights each performer and delves in to their programming ideas and inspirations and establishes a year-round dialogue about what it means to be a solo vocal performer working in the medium of contemporary classical and avant-garde music.

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Episodes

Episode 46: Caroline Shaw

9/12/2018
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Caroline Shaw is undaunted by new artistic experiences, like having her first conversation with Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae recorded on mic for this podcast. Caroline discusses her upcoming set on September 12 at Roulette, the power of communal singing, performance personas, and of course, Kanye West. For more information about Caroline Shaw and links to the recordings mentioned on this episode, please visit our Show Notes! Show Notes

Episode 45: Deborah Kayser

8/31/2018
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Melbourne-based Deborah Kayser chats with both Jane Sheldon (ResBods Australia co-director) and Lucy Dhegrae (ResBods director/founder) to talk about her upcoming set for the inaugural Sydney festival at Carriageworks, co-presented by Sydney Chamber Opera. Deb presents a work with her partner in music and life, Nick Tsiavos, that is a journey of text in English, French, and Ancient Greek, a collaborative composition begun by Nick Tsiavos as the a solo bass piece “One Hundred Months, Third of...

Duration:00:24:17

Episode 44: Sofia Jernberg

8/30/2018
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Sofia Jernberg sits down with ResBods founder Lucy Dhegrae to discuss her set for the Sydney Festival on August 31, 2018 at Carriageworks in collaboration with Sydney Chamber Opera. Sofia, who performed on the 2016 NYC Festival, will present a solo vocal work, as well as a world premiere by Johan Jutterström, and a collaboration with saxophonist Jim Denley. Sofia talks about her approach to performance and improvisation and what she is looking for in a collaborator. For more information on...

Duration:00:22:04

Episode 43: Sonya Holowell

8/30/2018
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Australian vocalist Sonya Holowell sits down with RBF founder Lucy Dhegrae to discuss her upcoming set for the Sydney Festival at Carriageworks (co-presented by Sydney Chamber Opera) on September 1, 2018. Sonya talks about her improvisatory practice and how so many people and ideas have influenced her work, including the indigenous practice of “dadirri,” collaborations with designer/flutist Elia Bosshard, jamming with pianist and improvisor Jonathan Holowell (who is also her dad) and the...

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 42: Mitch Riley

8/21/2018
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Mitchell Riley sits down with Resonant Bodies Australia co-director Jane Sheldon to talk about his upcoming set on September 1, 2018, at Carriageworks in Sydney. Mitch talks about the influence that his recent studies at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq have had on his approach to performing, and gives us the story behind the world premiere he's going be presenting at the festival. For more information about Mitch and links to the recordings heard on this episode, please visit...

Mitch Riley Show Notes

8/21/2018
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Mitch is an Artistic Associate with Sydney Chamber Opera and has recently undertaken studies at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In 2016 Mitch performed in the Australian premieres of two works by the pre-eminent French composer Pascal Dusapin as part of the Sydney Festival: Passion, in a production by Pierre Audi, and O Mensch!, a staged song-cycle for baritone and piano. He gave the Australian premiere of György Kurtág’s …pas à pas – nulle part… in a world-first...

Episode 41: Jen Shyu

8/20/2018
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On a recent rare day home in New York, world-roving musician Jen Shyu joined Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae for a chat. Jen discusses her upcoming set on September 12th at Roulette, her origins as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer, and her process collecting folk songs from community elders across the world and integrating them into projects of her own. For more information about Jen Shyu and links to the recordings mentioned on this episode, please visit our Show...

Duration:00:44:12

Episode 40: Sarah Maria Sun

8/10/2018
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German soprano Sarah Maria Sun is creative performer—part vocalist, part comedian, part stage director. Her set for September 13th on the 2018 New York City Festival has works by Thierry Tidrow, Rebekah Saunders, and Georges Aperghis. She discusses her upcoming album release—Harawi, by Olivier Messiaen—and the choice to go vinyl, as well as her road to loving the stage. For more information about Sarah Maria, including full tracks heard on this episode, please visit the show notes. SHOW...

Episode 39: Helga Davis

8/1/2018
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Helga Davis dives right in. Conversing with Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae, Davis discusses her upcoming set on the 2018 NYC Festival on September 11th at Roulette, finding her tribe, unapologetically connecting to her purpose, and keeping a rigorous morning routine (which she reveals!). For more information about Helga Davis and links to recordings and articles mentioned in this episode, please visit our Show Notes. This episode was edited by Jeremy Hirsch. SHOW NOTES

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 38: Rully Shabara

7/26/2018
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Rully Shabara chats with Resonant Bodies Australia's co-director Jessica Aszodi about his upcoming Carriageworks set on August 31st. Shabara covers lots of ground in this podcast, from his wide ranging projects, and self-devised extended techniques to the ins and outs of the Indonesian punk scene. For more information about Rully Shabara, please visit our Show Notes. SHOW NOTES

Duration:00:19:22

Episode 37: Anthony Roth Costanzo

7/22/2018
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A lot is happening for Anthony Roth Costanzo. He's become one of the biggest names in opera, but that is just the beginning. He sits down with Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae to talk about starting on Broadway as a kid, his upcoming workshops at (R)evolution: Resonant Bodies, at Banff Centre (July 30th-August 4, 2018), and his role creating some of today's most intruiging, large-scale, multi-faceted productions. For more information about Anthony Roth Costanzo and links to the...

Duration:00:19:26

Episode 36: Peter Tantsits

7/17/2018
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Peter Tantsits is a full-time road warrior, singing some of the craziest vocal repertoire all over Europe. In this episode, he chats with Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae about his upcoming workshops at (R)evolution: Resonant Bodies, in Banff (July 30-August 4), the totality of a contemporary vocalist's artistic duties, and about how his career as an opera singer may actually be one grand piece of performance art. For more information about Peter Tantsits and links to the...

Duration:01:11:17

Episode 35: Gelsey Bell

7/8/2018
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Gelsey Bell is more fearless than she's ever been. That means she's writing music, recording an EP, working with choreographers, resonating architecture, and, oh yeah, finishing a book. Bell joins Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae to talk about her upcoming NYC 2018 Festival set on September 13th at Roulette, and discusses the projects—current and former—that have cemented her reputation as an intrepid composer, singer, writer, and thinker. For more information about Gelsey...

Duration:00:33:49

Episode 34: Paul Pinto

6/24/2018
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Paul Pinto, who performs on the 6th annual New York City festival on September 11th, discusses his upcoming set for solo voice and drones, inspired by his work with photographer Aleksandr Karjaka and Paul's current fixation on the aging human body. Paul also talks about his recent work, Thomas Paine in Violence, how he started the group ThingNY (... on Craigslist!), and how he branched out from composer to multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. SHOW NOTES

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 33: Vicky Chow (Banff SE)

5/22/2018
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Banff Special Edition! (R)Evolution: Resonant Bodies faculty member and pianist Vicky Chow talks with ResBods director Lucy Dhegrae about her teaching philosophy, how she feels about the word "accompanist," and about how her interests led her to be one of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. SHOW NOTES

Duration:00:17:25

Episode 32: Ariadne Greif

5/9/2018
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Ariadne Greif, who performed not only on the inaugural 2013 NYC Festival but also on the 2014 NYC Festival, discusses her set for the Sydney Festival which is a collection of her favorite things: juvenilia, toys, transcriptions, and dreams. Her fabulous Dreams and Nightmares project travels for the first time outside of NYC, and will receive a special expansion this September. For more information, please visit the show note:...

Duration:00:28:11

Episode 31: Christine Schneider

4/30/2018
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In this episode, Christine Schneider—who joins this summer's (R)Evolution: Resonant Bodies faculty at Banff Centre—talks about her laryngeal massage practice in NYC. Chatting with festival director Lucy Dhegrae, they discuss how trauma is stored in the body, the many layers and functions of our body's fascia, and how Christine first became interested in laryngeal massage. SHOW NOTES

Duration:00:31:07

Episode 30: Pamela Z

4/2/2018
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Pamela Z talks with festival director Lucy Dhegrae about her upcoming performance on the closing night of the Chicago festival on April 8th, 2018 at Constellation. Pamela talks about how her start in classical voice, street busking, and performing in small clubs led her to move to San Francisco to become one of the world’s foremost pioneers in the medium of voice and electronics. For more information about Pamela Z and links to the recordings heard on this episode, please visit our Show...

Duration:00:49:06

Episode 29: Tony Arnold

3/25/2018
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Tony Arnold, one of the leading sopranos in contemporary classical music world, sits down with Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae to talk about her upcoming set on April 7th at Constellation for the inaugural Chicago festival. Tony talks about her teaching philosophy, her on-stage performance priorities (spoiler alert: it’s not text!), how she went from pianist to conductor to vocalist, and how she began performing with International Contemporary Ensemble. For more information...

Duration:00:59:13

Episode 28: Sophia Burgos

3/20/2018
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Sophia Burgos talks about her upcoming Chicago Festival set for April 7th at Constellation, which explores multicultural identity through language. In collaboration with poet/pianist Daniel Gerzenberg, composer Andrew Haig, and mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron, the project’s focus is language and the concept of listening to the differences between people through their languages. For more information about Sophia Burgos and links to the recordings heard on this episode, please visit our Show...

Duration:00:39:18