Anais Maviel & My Le Chabert
Laurie Amat (Providence, RI): Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art. Ms. Amat's talent for inspiring upcoming vocalists and other artists stems from her focus on the power of the voice as an instrument to convey a pure expression of direct human emotions and story through technique, raw talent and experimentation. She has performed pure-voice, site-specific resonant space pieces internationally in such traditional venues as concert halls, museums and galleries, cathedrals and alternative spaces including castles, bunkers, cisterns, rivers and concrete overpasses. She is also well known for her solo and collaborative performances throughout Europe, including projects with The Residents, Czech scholar/keyboardist Mirek Vodrazka and many others. Her recording and performance techniques have expanded to use electronic devices as sound-altering instruments. The resulting electronic manipulation and looping of vocal sounds support the emotional element and enhances improvised solo and ensemble works.
Anais Maviel & My Le Chabert (NYC): Vocalist Anais Maviel has been an exciting and unique new presence on the Brooklyn/New York scene over the past few years. Since arriving, her fearless approach to performance has made her an in-demand musician in a number of innovative ensembles, most notably William Parker's Martin Luther King Project, Parker's Plaza Band, Dave Ruder's The Gentleman Rests, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson's A Mother's Lament, Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses, Patrick Breiner's Red Metal, and a number of other groups. Maviel's early experiences on stage with her Haitian mother Joyshanti provided her first taste of music's transformative power. She studied vocal jazz and Brazilian percussion in Paris and then deepened her learning through travels in Haiti. Encouraged by mentors Nicole Mitchell, Jen Shyu, and Ernest Dawkins, she first came to New York to study with Kris Davis, Gerald Cleaver and Tony Malaby, among others. A graduate of Paris Diderot University in Aesthetics, her research focused on creative music as Utopian alternative politics for social change. She is on tour promoting her solo voice & percussion release 'hOULe' (Gold Bolus) in collaboration with visual artist My Le Chabert - Cisco Bradley/Jazz Right Now
Nadia Botello (Philadelphia): Nadia Botello (b. 1986) is sound artist, experimental composer, and sound designer. Her work examines deep listening practices as a method of improvisation, composition, and a means in which to engage and interact with audiences and spaces. She primarily explores the boundaries between three-dimensional spatialisation, aural sculpture, the articulation of site and space, and physical listening experiences. She has composed for dance, film, pinball, experimental opera, iPhones, plants, bodies, architecture, underwater installations, and more. Her full-length debut, Saint She, was featured and archived by MoMA P.S.1's Clocktower. She has recently performed at James Turrell's Skyspace "Gathered Leading", the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Silent Barn, and Crane Arts Icebox. She is a member of the International Alliance for Women in Music, American Composers Forum,Women's Audio Mission, and Female:Pressure; and a proud supporter of Nameless Sound.
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