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Santa Ana Sites #18

ROOMFUL of TEETH

Santa Ana Sites is pleased to announce Grammy Award-winning vocal project, Roomful of Teeth will perform the Pulitzer Prize winning composition, Partita for 8 Voices as part of a full-length program on Friday, April 28 at 8:15 p.m. at Church of the Messiah. An eight-member ensemble dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice, Roomful of Teeth is an insatiable musical force to be reckoned with.

Trained by vocal masters from across the globe, Roomful of Teeth is both masterful and innovative. With a style range that spans Tuvan throat singing, Broadway belting, Persian classical, and Death Metal growl, the group’s vocal acrobatics are tempered with exquisite technique and moving creativity.

The ensemble will perform a full program for their Santa Ana Sites debut that includes Partita for 8 Voices, a vocal composition by 34-year-old American composer and Roomful of Teeth vocalist, Caroline Shaw. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, making Shaw the youngest recipient of the award to date.

Roomful of Teeth will take full advantage of the acoustics in the Church of the Messiah, Orange County’s oldest operating church. Located in historic downtown Santa Ana, Church of the Messiah is a multi-cultural, inclusive, progressive Episcopal church deeply committed to supporting the diverse needs of our local community. The red turreted church is Orange County Historic Landmark #03, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Church of the Messiah is the longest continuously used structure and church in Orange County. www.Messiah-SantaAna.org.

About Roomful of Teeth

Founded in 2009 by artistic director and member, Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is North Adams, Massachusetts. The group is currently comprised of Estelí Gomez, Martha Cluver, Eliza Bagg, Virginia Warnken, Steven Bradshaw, Thann Scoggin, Dashon Burton, and Cameron Beauchamp. Past projects include The Colorado, a music-driven documentary film that explores water, land and survival in the Colorado River Basin. Past projects also include collaborations with NOW Ensemble, Kanye West and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), performances with the Seattle Symphony featuring Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, appearances at new music festivals in the US, Mexico and Canada, and partnerships with over a dozen higher education institutions across the country.

WHEN

Friday April 28th @ 8:15pm

WHERE

Church of the Messiah
614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Sites

presents contemporary performance…

Santa Ana Sites is a community partnership, presenting contemporary performance in public and private spaces throughout Downtown Santa Ana. The traveling forum is designed to provide the community shared artistic experiences, encouraging the discovery of diverse environments and architectural space. Santa Ana Sites was founded by Allen Moon, Artistic Director and John D. Spiak, Grand Central Art Center Director/Chief Curator.

Allen Moon, Artistic Director

A resident of Santa Ana, Allen toured nationally and internationally with the Mehmet Sander Dance Company and Diavolo Dance Theater.  For the past 13 years, he has served as Director of Touring for David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives , where he has created tours for contemporary ensembles, including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Kronos Quartet, Tectonic Theater Project, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang, it gets better project, and The Watts Prophets, to performing arts centers and festivals across the globe.  Allen proudly serves on the CSU Summer Arts Advisory Board as a California Arts Community Representative and a committee member for the International Society for the Performing Arts.

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