Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
While Scouring the New York Times for interesting content, not actually very difficult to find, I came across this review of the program, Resonant Bodies Festival. This festival, new in 2013, labels itself as an annual festival of new and experimental vocal music. The festival allows singers, primarily from classical backgrounds, to combine music from all genres as a way of telling a story. The festivals each feature 9 vocalists who perform with interments, electronics, and everything in-between.
In addition to holding these events, the festival group also maintains an open data base of the pieces performed.
As a lover of new music as well as old, I find this festival intriguing and exciting. I hope that they are able to sustain the project financially for coming years.
You can read more about the artists on its word-press : http://resonantbodies.wordpress.com/about/.