My Awarded Projects
Roomful of Teeth 2015 MASS MoCA Residency
Roomful of Teeth commissions new works by Ted Hearne in their 6th annual residency at MASS MoCA.Created By: Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth takes on Sufi and Persian singing, commissions new pieces by two great composers, and records a second breathtaking album.Created By: Roomful of Teeth
New American Works at the 2016 Ojai Music Festival
Celebrating the voices of powerful and diverse composers, generations of women who created and are creating voices for the future.Created By: Ojai Music Festival
City Boy: Music of Judd Greenstein
Music Mondays presents City Boy: Music of Judd Greenstein, the first-ever full-length portrait of New York City's composer-entrepreneur.Created By: Music Mondays
My Upcoming Events
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.
Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, the group gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing with some of the world’s top performers and teachers. Commissioned composers include Rinde Eckert, Judd Greenstein, Caleb Burhans, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, Anna Clyne, Fred Hersch, Wally Gunn, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Missy Mazzoli, Michael Harrison, Sam Amidon, and Ted Hearne.
Projects in 2015-2016 include The Colorado, a music-driven documentary film that explores water, land and survival in the Colorado River Basin (featuring former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche); collaborations with NOW Ensemble, Kanye West and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME); performances with the Seattle Symphony featuring Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, appearances at new music festivals in the US, Mexico and Canada; and partnerships with over a dozen higher education institutions across the country.