[residency] Amirtha Kidambi: Lines Of Light at Roulette


509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(917) 267-0363


Sun, June 17, 2018
8:00 pm

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“Lines of Light” is inspired in part by the title of the late Muhal Richard Abrams’ “Levels and Degrees of Light” and Medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen’s reference to her vision of God as “The Shade of the Living Light”. The vocal quintet is a structured improvisation, intended to allow each vocalist to exercise maximum creativity within the larger framework of the piece. Each vocalist was chosen for their individual techniques and expression. The group has “free improvised” together, which became the inspiration, reference point, and basis for the piece.

Lea Bertucci and Amirtha Kidambi have played together in different acoustic formations, with Bertucci also on bass clarinet, merging acoustics and electronics, with the idea of a creative feedback loop between the two, rather than a one-way processing or manipulation of the voice/instrument by electronics. The explorations are reminiscent of early electronic music and musique concrete, with the added element of live improvised performance. Bertucci plays a tactile tape machine, tape recorder, and samples, while Kidambi uses voice, microphone manipulation, and extended vocal techniques....

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Kerry Santullo uploaded this event on April 6, 2018


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