April 19 – Sine and Syrinx: Young Australian Composers and Performers to Present Works for Voice and Electronics in New YorkPosted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
On Friday April 19th, 7:30pm ExhAust New Music Collective will present a concert of all
Curated by acclaimed Australian soprano Jane Sheldon, the program includes works by both emerging and established composers Aristea Mellos, Amanda Cole, Rosalind Page, and Richard Vaudrey. The program is distinctive not only because of its Australian content, but also due to the fact that most of the composers featured are women, which is notable in an art form that tends to be heavily dominated by men.
Sine and Syrinx, the title of the concert, comes from a blend of the two key characteristics of the program: electronics and the voice. The syrinx is the vocal organ of songbirds, and is distinctive from the mammalian larynx in that it is a “dual voice box”, endowing some songbirds with astonishing and enviable vocal agility.