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New Roomful of Teeth Released – Check Out ‘Render’ Here!

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New Roomful of Teeth Released – Check Out ‘Render’ Here!


 Here’s what people are saying now:

4.28.15 – The Nation – A More Perfect Pitch 

“Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental, today.”

4.27.15 – secondinversion.org – ALBUM REVIEW: “Render” by Roomful of Teeth

“The ensemble’s voices ebb and flow in soft waves, gracefully gliding in and out of near-silence to create a serene and mystical sound world.”

4.25.15 – Roomful of Teeth: A Vocal Group That’s ‘A Band, Not A Choir’

“For me, it’s the idea of seeing distinct particles slowly come together and create an image — that’s what video rendering is,” [Shaw] says. “And I think our next journey through this second album, and beyond, is to see how our distinct voices come together and keep creating new music.”

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The Symbiotic Evolution of ‘Partita’ - Roomful of Teeth Performs at Trinity Wall Street

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The Symbiotic Evolution of ‘Partita’ - Roomful of Teeth Performs at Trinity Wall Street

(EXCERPT) There aren’t many words among the sighs, belts and purrs of Caroline Shaw’s vocal octet “Partita” (2009-12), and at first hearing they sound like gibberish. Take these, purloined from Sol LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing 305”: “The eighty-sixth, eighty-seventh and eighty-eighth points are located symmetrically across the central vertical axis of the wall.” It’s about lines and connections, words that in Ms. Shaw’s “Passacaglia” movement disappear into a thicket of nonsensical sibilance as eight speakers overlap.

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“Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT” – The Boston Globe

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“Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT” – The Boston Globe

 

(Excerpt) The saucy “Allemande” from Shaw’s “Partita for 8 Voices” provided some welcome levity, the singers combining geometry (“To the side,” “To the midpoint”) with square dancing (“Allemande left and right”) before swinging into a fugal treatment of “The detail of the pattern is movement,” from T. S. Eliot’s “Burnt Norton.” Judd Greenstein’s more straightforward “Run Away” featured a clarion solo from Virginia Warnken, and Wells’s “Otherwise” was anchored by a resonant Dashon Burton. The premieres were intriguing, but it was the performers who starred, Roomful of Teeth creating a roomful of voices.

Jeffrey Gantz can be reached at jeffreymgantz@gmail.com.

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts - Featuring Virginia Warnken with Roomful of Teeth

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts - Featuring Virginia Warnken with Roomful of Teeth

November 10, 2014 by TOM HUIZENGA • Mix a bit of yodeling with Tuvan throat singing, add in a pinch of Sardinian cantu a tenore, fold in compositions from cutting-edge composers and you have the vocal group Roomful of Teeth. This eight-voice ensemble, which includes the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, is gleefully dismantling the traditional definition of ensemble singing right before our ears (and teeth!).

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Nola.com Features Grammy Winner Virginia Warnken

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Nola.com Features Grammy Winner Virginia Warnken

 

Virginia Warnken was recently featured on Nola.com for her win at the 56th Grammy Awards with ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Louisiana native and Roomful of Teeth mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken discusses her win and her journey from beginning her career to performing at the Grammy’s.

Regarding winning a Grammy Award, Warnken said, “It’s a cool honor … It’s really surreal. But the thing is, nothing’s changed so far. Honestly, I don’t think it’s set in yet.” –Virginia Warnken

Read the full article on Nola.com here.

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Virginia Warnken and Roomful of Teeth Win Grammy Award

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Virginia Warnken and Roomful of Teeth Win Grammy Award

As a member of Roomful of Teeth, Virginia Warnken performed at the 56th Annual Grammy Award Pre-Telecast. In addition to performing, the group was honored with a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance.

RantChic recently listed the Roomful of Teeth performance at the 56th Grammy Awards as one of the twenty best moments from the event.

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Watch the full Pre-Telecast ceremony here and see Virginia perform with Roomful of Teeth at 01:09:40.

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