Charlotte Mundy Show Notes

Photo by Molly Yeh

Photo by Molly Yeh

Charlotte Mundy is a classically trained, "preternaturally focused Canadian soprano" (NYTimes) who is passionate about the newest fringes of music and performance. Describing her recent performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, I Care If You Listen said, "Mundy's voice roved from a low snarl all the way up to piercing high notes...at times her voice glinted like the moonlight on the scimitar she sang of, and at others it seemed to float out uncannily."

In the past year she has performed works by Boulez and Knussen, acted and sang in new theatre works at NYC's La Mama and The Brick, and improvised in a new work by electronic music wunderkind Tim Hecker, among many other endeavours. She is featured on the world premiere recording of the art songs of Connie Converse  and forthcoming recordings with TAK and Happy Valley Band, has performed Feldman's Three Voices in NYC, Chicago and Kitchener, Ontario. She is a member of TAK, a mixed quintet that has held residencies at Columbia University and Oberlin College, and will debut works by Mario Diaz De Leon and Lewis Neilson in the spring of 2016; New Place Players, who perform Shakespeare in private homes and other intimate, quotidian spaces; post progressive, neo-psychedelic art rock band The Knells; Omnivore, a continuo band intent on crushing the dinosaur bones of the western musical tradition into rocket fuel; and Ekmeles, a vocal ensemble focused on new and rarely-heard vocal music, which will give the American premiere of a new work by Bernhard Lang in spring of 2016. 

Mundy holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Program, where she studied with Lucy Shelton, and the University of Toronto. She lives on the uppermost tip of the island of Manhattan with a composer and an african grey parrot. www.charlottemundy.com