Roomful of Teeth
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Roomful of Teeth

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FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
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Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal 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, Roomful of Teeth gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied with some of the world’s top performers and teachers in Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Broadway belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, Persian classical singing and Death Metal singing. Collaborators include Rinde Eckert, Fred Hersch, Glenn Kotche, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), Nick Zammuto (of The Books), Toby Twining, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Ted Hearne, Silk Road Ensemble and Ambrose Akinmusire, among many others.

Bonica Ayala Photography

Program

Vesper Sparrow
Missy Mazzoli

There is no stillness
Rinde Eckert

Run Away
Judd Greenstein

Dumas’ Riposte
Toby Twining

Ansa Ya
Merrill Garbus

—Intermission—

Psychedelics
William Brittelle

The Isle
Caroline Shaw


Featured Photo: Bonica Ayala Photography