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New Series Resonant Bodies, Premiering Wednesdays, June 9-August 4 on ALL ARTS, Showcases the Final Year of the Acclaimed International Vocal Festival

An immersive, eclectic musical experience featuring performances from virtuosic singers, including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Stephanie Blythe, Ted Hearne, Arooj Aftab and more

The seventh and last annual NYC presentation of the Resonant Bodies Festival took place September 3-5, 2019, at Roulette in Brooklyn, New York. ALL ARTS presents all nine performances from the festival’s final year in its new series Resonant Bodies, premiering nationwide Wednesdays, June 9-August 4 at 8 p.m. ET on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org, and in the New York metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup). Artists featured include Charmaine Lee, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jane Sheldon, Anaïs Maviel, Kate Soper, Ted Hearne, Stephanie Blythe, Arooj Aftab and Erin Gee.

The acclaimed international music festival, which began in 2013, was touted as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear virtuosic vocalists perform cutting-edge repertoire. Festival founder Lucy Dhegrae curated the featured performers, who had complete control over their repertoire and were encouraged to create new work and get creative with their artistry.

Resonant Bodies: Charmaine Lee

Premieres Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Vocalist, improvisor, composer and noise artist Charmaine Lee presents a new work with pianist and composer Conrad Tao. They explore a variety of sonic environments, each a meditation on both the mechanical and human qualities of sound.

 

Resonant Bodies: Anthony Roth Costanzo

Premieres Wednesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

GRAMMY Award nominee, Musical America’s 2019 vocalist of the year and countertenor extraordinaire Anthony Roth Costanzo presents a few of his favorite collaborations in the world of opera with this intimate set for voice and piano.

 

Resonant Bodies: Jane Sheldon

Premieres Wednesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Australian American soprano Jane Sheldon premieres “Poem for a Dried Up River,” which she composed using the poem of the same name by British poet Alice Oswald.

 

Resonant Bodies: Anaïs Maviel

Premieres Wednesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Vocalist, percussionist, composer and community facilitator Anaïs Maviel presents a set of new songs. These stories are woven with threads of the subconscious and vocal improvisation, and told with her custom-made 14-string kamale n’goni.

 

Resonant Bodies: Kate Soper

Premieres Wednesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Kate Soper is a composer, performer and writer. “Musical Dialogues” features her longtime collaborator and Wet Ink ensemble member Sam Pluta (electronics) in exploratory improvisations, as well as Soper’s new piece for voice and piano “Fragments of Parmenides.”

 

Resonant Bodies: Ted Hearne

Premieres Wednesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Ted Hearne presents a new song cycle set to Dorothea Lasky’s poetry collection “AWE.” Hearne leads on vocals and is joined by cellist Ashley Bathgate, keyboardist Nathan Koci, guitarist Taylor Levine, violist Diana Wade and drummer Ron Wiltrout.

 

Resonant Bodies: Stephanie Blythe is Blythely Oratonio

Premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Opera diva Stephanie Blythe brings to stage her drag persona/alter-ego Blythely Oratonio, a bombastic yet vulnerable dramatic tenor who revels in Puccini, Freddie Mercury and everything in between, in a musical mash-up of disco, rock and opera.

 

Resonant Bodies: Arooj Aftab

Premieres Wednesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Following their success at Joe’s Pub and The Kitchen, the talented trio of Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily expand their work into an improvised musical journey that blends jazz, indie rock and Sufi minimalism.

 

Resonant Bodies: Erin Gee

Premieres Wednesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. nationwide on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org and in the New York Metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineup)

Featuring her legendary “Mouthpieces,” composer and vocalist Erin Gee presents two solo works for voice with her brother and frequent collaborator Colin Gee, a movement and visual artist, and a work with the Argento Ensemble.

 

Resonant Bodies is a production of The WNET Group. Elizabeth Svokos is producer. Anna Campbell and Jake King are Field Producers. Julia Kots is Editor. Bob Keuler is Online Editor. For Resonant Bodies Festival 2019: Lucy Dhegrae is Founder and Director. Nathaniel Sullivan is Operations Director. For Roulette Intermedium: Jim Staley is Artistic Director and Producer. Jamie Burns is Managing Director. For ALL ARTS: Kristy Geslain is Senior Producer. Joe Harrell is Senior Director. Jörn Weisbrodt is Artistic Director (2018-2020). James King is Artistic Director (present). Diane Masciale and Neal Shapiro are Executives in Charge.

Leadership support for ALL ARTS is generously provided by Jody and John Arnhold and the Arnhold Foundation, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Anderson Family Fund and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 

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  • Resonant Bodies: Charmaine Lee. Conrad Tao, electronics; Charmaine Lee, voice and electronics. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Anthony Roth Costanzo. Bryan Wagorn, piano; Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Anthony Roth Costanzo. Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Jane Sheldon. Jane Sheldon, soprano. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Jane Sheldon. Jane Sheldon, soprano. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Anaïs Maviel. Anaïs Maviel, voice and n'goni. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Anaïs Maviel. Anaïs Maviel, voice and n'goni. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Kate Soper. Performing "Dialogues" by Kate Soper and Sam Pluta. Sam Pluta, electronics; Kate Soper, voice. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Kate Soper. Kate Soper, voice and piano. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Ted Hearne. Ashley Bathgate, cello; Ted Hearne, voice; Ron Wiltrout, drums; Diana Wade, viola. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Stephanie Blythe is Blythely Oratonio. Stephanie Blythe performing as Blythely Oratonio. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Stephanie Blythe is Blythely Oratonio. Andrew Nelson, bass; Stephanie Blythe as Blythely Oratonio, voice; Mike Ian, guitar. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Arooj Aftab. Vijay Iyer, piano; Arooj Aftab, voice. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Erin Gee. Performing "Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter" by Erin Gee. Erin Gee, voice; Michel Galante, conductor; Doori Na, violin. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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  • Resonant Bodies: Erin Gee. Performing "Yamaguchi Mouthpiece" for solo voice, by Erin Gee. Erin Gee, voice. Photo Credit Gretchen Robinette.

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