Artist Recital Series

Roomful of Teeth

Friday, February 16, 2018 8 p.m.

Tickets: $35 public, $30 seniors, military, OC staff, faculty, and alumni, $10 students (purchase tickets)
Location: Finney Chapel (directions)

Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is a vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice and features Oberlin’s own Dashon Burton ’05. Through study with masters from non-classical traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning project, invites today’s brightest composers to create a repertoire without borders.

Following Roomful of Teeth’s performance at the 2014 Grammy pre-telecast awards ceremony, Rolling Stone declared it “one of the best musical moments” of the evening. “Fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed.” — NPR

Program:

Caroline Shaw
Partita for 8 Voices
Missy Mazzoli
Vesper Sparrow
Judd Greenstein
Run Away
Toby Twining
Dumas’ Riposte
William Britelle
Psychedelics
in collaboration with the Oberlin College Choir
Merrill Garbus
Quizassa
Roomful of Teeth

Photo: Bonica Ayala