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Vivid Sections: Invisible Anatomy Take a Bold Stance on Classical Performance

Invisible Anatomy | Photo by Henry Chan

Invisible Anatomy | Photo by Henry Chan

Village Voice |

It begins much like any show at any small club in New York. Under glowing lights, the musicians, in casual clothing, take up their instruments. They smile at one another with a relaxed warmth; they acknowledge their audience. They begin to play.

It sounds like indie rock, familiar and pleasant. The singer’s voice is sweet and smooth. And then you notice: She’s not singing words, but making sounds that mimic actual lyrics. What started as a melody line is lasting too long and becoming strange. One of the players moves his body in a way that looks painful, then does something to his instrument that makes it sound like it’s breaking. It is otherworldly and uncanny. It is definitely not a rock concert.

This is Invisible Anatomy, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble. On January 28 they premiere a new evening-length work, Dissections, at National Sawdust, Brooklyn’s recently opened hub for experimental music. Like the venue, Invisible Anatomy aim to break down the barrier between pop and so-called New Music — and they want it to be fun. MORE

Published January 27, 2016
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Alison King ’14 MM takes first place in Met Opera Auditions, Upper Midwest Region

Alison King

Alison King

Soprano Alison King ’14 MM is a first place winner in the Upper Midwest Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She will advance to the national semi-final auditions, which take place on the Metropolitan Opera stage on March 6, 2016.

The Upper Midwest regional auditions took place January 24 in Minneapolis, Minn. MORE

Published January 27, 2016
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