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Alternative Electronic Music #14: Featuring Anne Rhodes
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Rainbow is Rhodes’s solo voice and electronics project, in which she uses variety of vocal styles, extended techniques, and bel canto vocalises to create loops and soundscapes that are at once noisy and lyrical, dissonant and harmonious.
Based in New Haven, CT, Anne Rhodes (b. 1976) performs a broad range of experimental, improvised, and classical music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston University, an M.A. in Experimental Music Performance from Wesleyan University, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has premiered solo, opera, and chamber works by more than thirty composers, and is considered one of the foremost interpreters of the vocal works of Anthony Braxton, with whom she has performed and recorded extensively. Rhodes performs as a member of various ensembles, including Braxton’s Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble and Pine Top Aerial Music Sextet; Carl Testa’s Sway; and the trio Broadcloth. Her solo project, Red Rainbow, incorporates voice and electronics, looping sounds as diverse as extended techniques and bel canto vocalises to create layer upon layer of dissonance, harmony, and noise. As a composer, she creates unique embroidered graphic scores. She is also the Archivist for Oral History of American Music at Yale University.
Modular synthesis and ambient jazz combined to relax the mind and calm the spirit. Thoughtfully created by a Zen monk.
Comfortable working in many styles, Brandon Battles has projects ranging from ambient MaxMSP patches, heavy drone and doom in the context of a live band, and even dance orient studio productions. His newest endeavor, PostWorld/ElectricEyelash, is informed by the distinct possibility that the future of humanity may exist largely in some virtual or computer generated environment. What would you want to hear in your virtual world?