Vocal Dialectics, and Convocation otherwise

A great announcement has just come across the desk, prompting an additional post this week.  For convocation purposes in general, InterCcECT will aspire to announce events or call for collaboration in a once-weekly post.  Please  send us your details or proposals with one week’s notice.

Vocal Dialectics: an evening of classical and improvised music

InterCcECT member Anita Chari, Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, invites the circle to attend an experimental concert of interest to people working on aesthetics, culture, and power.

Where:  Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Room 412
Who:  Anita Chari, Carol Genetti, and Saori Chiba
When: Wed. June 22, 7 pm
Tickets: $5 suggested donation at door
Note: Parking is difficult in this area, the FAB is best accessed by CTA
This concert is a collaboration between vocalists Carol Genetti and Anita Chari, exploring the relationship between distinct traditions of vocal music.  Chari is a mezzo-soprano trained in western classical singing and opera.  Genetti is an experienced singer and improviser who has studied a variety of techniques including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. In the first half of the concert, Chari will sing classical arias and art songs.  In the second half, Genetti and Chari will present original compositions and collaborative improvisations.  Their collaboration in this concert explores questions about the role of the voice in composed versus improvised music, the mechanics of embodiment or dissociation of the voice, the source and significance of vocal affect, the subjectivity of classical singing versus that of improvised vocalization, images of the sovereignty and heteronomy of the voice, and the (im)possibility of lyricism in the age of vocal decomposition.
Program:
Verdi, Perduta ho la pace
Pietragrua, Tortorella
Fauré, Apres un Reve
Fauré, Automne
Wolf, Das verlassene Mägdlein
Schubert, Die junge nonne
Massenet, Va! Laisse couler mes larmes
Bizet, “Seguidilla”
Intermission
Improvisations by Soundbeast
Untitled, Genetti
Cogito ergo, Chari
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