Residency with Roomful of Teeth

Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 28

The Department of Music welcomes the Grammy Award-winning vocal octet, Roomful of Teeth, for a three-day residency, funded through the generous support of an AHLSS campus grant in the arts and humanities.  The public is invited to all events.

Thursday, October 2711:30-1:00
Staller Center Recital Hall
Free Admission
Six composers from the Department of Music graduate program in music composition--Taylor Ackley, Joseph Bohigian, Flannery Cunningham, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Ben Ramey, and Edward RosenBerg--have composed choral works for Roomful of Teeth.  The ensemble will read and discuss the works with the composers.  
"Vocalities of Self in Contemporary Music: A Conversation"
Friday, October 284:00-5:30
Humanities Institute, Room 1008
Free Admission
In the context of the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra concert on October 29th, and the visit to campus by Roomful of Teeth and Ken Ueno, the Department of Music is holding  an artist talk on the theme “Vocalities of Self in Contemporary Music.”  Judy Lochhead (Professor of Music History and Theory) and Stephen D Smith (Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory) will moderate a discussion with Grammy-winning vocal artists Roomful of Teeth, Stony Brook soprano Rachel Schutz, Stony Brook percussionist and conductor Eduardo Leandro, and composer and vocalist Ken Ueno, all of whom will be performing on our exciting SBSO program.  Topics of conversation will include the changing roles of the voice in contemporary music; the emergence of new music in contemporary culture as a vibrant force, and the changing roles of the vocal artist; and the demands and opportunities of professional work as a contemporary musician.


Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8 pm
Tickets: $20/$10 • Staller Center | Main Stage
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Hear the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra perform three virtuoso works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth joins the orchestra for Berio’s landmark Sinfonia (1968), originally performed by the Swingle Singers with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. Rachel Schutz performs Ligeti’s madcap Mysteries of the Macabre(1992), and visiting composer Ken Ueno, overtone singer, performs On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis (2008). Conducted by Eduardo Leandro. Free pre-concert lecture at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.




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