Extending the topic of voices:
Julio Estrada: Hum (for 5/6 voices and live electronics) 2002
Julio Estrada: Quotidianus (2006)
People’s Grand Opera
The People’s Grand Opera is a collaborative community-sourced singing project featuring the timeless wisdom of American poet, Walt Whitman and original songs by founder/director Sara Edwards and a variety of musical collaborators including Sari Breznau & Jose Bold. The Art Director of The People’s Grand Opera is the artist Nko. The singers are members of the public.
The project seeks to create site-specific original choral performances, existing at the nexus of poetry and performance, co-authored by the community and featuring their individual and collective voices.
(Frye Art Museum, Seattle)
Writings of Walter Whitman
“songs of myself” 1855 http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/song-myself
reminded me again of the quotidian nature of Harry Partch’s music and his composed, often disjunct voices and disconnected narratives..
zzzz… till tomorrow