What makes the biggest impact on me and on the project is learning about the artists who’ve participated in these choirs, combining their individual tone, timbre and stylistic tendencies into a greater sonic soup. ALL of the Dronechoir Alumnae listed below are talented, dedicated musicians/performers/poets and artists of their own, please take some time to explore their repertoire!
EROICA, 21, O+ Festival at BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY, October 12, 2019
Top row: Evie Star, Kate Steinberg, Rebecca Ruth Borrer, Katy Rea, Lola Johnson, Lucia Davis, Susan Mason, Liz Ibarra, Sarah Register, Alex Nelson. Second row: Scout Gillett, Jennae Santos, Mary Hood, Jamie Lazan. Bottom Row: Miette (10yo), Arone Dyer, Cassandra Jenkins, Maiko Hata, Cat Martino, not pictured: Emily Ritz, Iva Bittova.
DIMINU-Princeton, 28, Unruly Sounds Music Festival in Princeton NJ, September 28, 2018
This was a very special collaboration with Violist Beth Meyers who organized the group of vocalists listed below for this unrehearsed performance.
Alyssa Weinberg, Anna Meadors, Anna Pidgorna, Anna (11yo), Anne Lord Thompson, Beth Meyers, Billimarie Lubiano Robinson, Bora Yoon, Cassie Wieland, Christine Gullans, Emma O’Halloran, Felix Smith, Gemma Peacocke, Heather Robbins, Jacqui Kerrod, Jane (11yo), Jenny Beck, Juri Seo, Laura (11yo), Mika Godbole, Molly Heron, Molly Trueman, Mona Saroya, Natalie Dietterich, Peggy Skemer, Shelley Washington, Tamara Patton, Taneshia Nash Laird
SYLLABA-Asheville, 17, Revolve Gallery Asheville, NC, June 6th, 2018. This performance featured Choreographer Coco Nuco with dancers Claire Duncombe, Katie Richter, Jazmin Rogers and Lavender Blue, who all sang alongside Isabel Castellvi, Madelyn Ilana, Sol, CaroMia Tiller, Dominique Warfield, Arone Dyer, Stephanie Morgan, Katie Richter, Charity Cimarron, Liz Lang, Isabelle Celeste, Grace Engel, Julia Christgau. None of these performers were familiar with the piece prior to the performance (aside from me, but can that just be a given from now on?)
SYLLABA, 17, Basilica's 24-Hour Dronefest in Hudson, NY, April 29th, 2018. Featuring Writer Shanekia McIntosh, vocalists Bahar Baharloo, Thimali Kodikara, Lola Johnson, Alicia Walter, Ginger Dolden, Scout Gillett, Jo-Anne Hyun, Liz Ibarra, Sarah Register, Mana Taylor, Jennae Santos, Hannah Anderson, Gemma Godfrey, and Emily Schuit, Magdalena and Hallie of the PerfectTen girls' after-school program in Hudson. Our fee went to support their fantastic program!
(full dronefest lineup here: http://bit.ly/24HOURDRONEartists)
MIRACLE, 16, a collaboration with Mahogany L. Browne, featuring poets Ramya Ramana and Imani Davis, live video artist Bleue Liverpool for Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, March 1st, 2018.
Bahar Baharloo, Thimali Kodikara, Lola Johnson, Lindsey-Paige McCloy, Phyllis Lee, Alicia Walter, Emma Wiseman, Ginger Dolden, Rose Blanshei, Jen Goma, Nandi Plunkett, Starr Busby, Kate Steinberg, Shanelle Gabriel, Scout Gillett and Arone Dyer.
TRACE, 24, in Berlin, Germany at the Michelberger supported Nameless, Endless Festival, Oct 1, 2016 Anna Mareike Holtz, Camilla Stavely-Taylor, Channy Leaneagh, Elena Pieper, Emily Stavely-Taylor, Gyda Valtysdottir, Henrike Rau, Jenn Wasner, Jessica Stavely-Taylor, Kate Stables, KristinAnna Valtysdottir, Lisa Hannigan, Marta (Curly), Miriam Laschinski, Nora Lessing, Pauline Dessner, Rose, Sabrina Nürnberger, Sarah Reuber, Shara Nova, Soema Montenegro, Tabea Storz, Ulrike Küchler
TRACE, 13, Le Poisson Rouge - NYC, Sept 2, 2016 Bahar Baharloo, Boshra AlSaadi, Denitia Odigie, Nkoula Badila, Emily Ritz, Phyllis Lee, Asy Saavedra, Jen Goma, Thimali Kodikara, Starr Busby, Justine Bowe, Lindsey-Paige McCloy