Resonant Bodies Podcast

In anticipation of the coming festival, Resonant Bodies Podcast spotlights each performer and delves into the forces that have created each artist and inspired their choices. Our podcast is a year-round dialogue about vocalists and vocal music: what it means to be a solo vocal performer working in the medium of contemporary classical and avant-garde music. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play!

Episode 05: Sophia Burgos

Sophia Burgos sits down with RBF director Lucy Dhegrae to talk about her upcoming set on September 8th, 2016, at Roulette. Sophia discusses working with Barbara Hannigan and Sir Simon Rattle, on-stage nudity, extended techniques, and her secret list of composers she’s keeping tabs on. For more information and for links to the recordings heard on this episode, please visit our Show Notes.

Episode 04: Dashon Burton

Bass-baritone Dashon Burton discusses his upcoming set for the 2016 Resonant Bodies Festival with RBF director Lucy Dhegrae. Burton's set on September 7th at Roulette includes pieces by David Hurd, Jake Endris, Georges Aperghis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and new original works by Burton for voice and electronics. For more information about this episode, as well as links to more artist videos, please visit our Show Notes here!

Episode 03: Julia Bullock

Soprano Julia Bullock talks with RBF director Lucy Dhegrae about her upcoming set for the opening night of the 2016 Festival on September 6th at Roulette. Bullock's program is inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens and will feature Lukas Foss's Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for soprano, percussion, prepared piano, and flute; She is Asleep by John Cage, for voice and piano; and David Hertzberg's song cycle Ablutions of Oblivion for voice and piano, premiered in 2014 at Bullock's Young Concert Artists debut recital in Merkin Concert Hall. To read more, go to our Show Notes.

Episode 02: Alice Teyssier

Soprano and flutist Alice Teyssier discusses her upcoming RBF set on September 6th, 2016, with her group The Atelier. She discusses her background and dual life as a vocalist and flutist (with the International Contemporary Ensemble), and her dissertation on quality in music for a completion of a doctorate in voice from UC San Diego. For more info on Alice and links to the recordings heard on this episode, please visit our Show Notes here!