The Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) and the School of Music presented vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth with a three-day music residency and performance on January 21, 2018 at the Rialto Center of the Arts. The versatile, Grammy-winning performers have studied and trained with masters from singing traditions the world-over. Dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, while continually expanding their vocabulary of singing techniques, Roomful of Teeth forges new repertoire without borders. The eight-voice ensemble’s four-octave pitch range explores a bold sonic palette of speech, sighs, whispers, murmurs, wordless melodies, spoken prattle, throat singing, and more.
Composer and founding member Caroline Shaw is the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, for her a cappella masterpiece Partita for 8 Voices. The residency featured master classes, as well as vocal technique and composition workshops, among others.