Sunday January 13 2013

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

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