With The Colorado Symphony
Founded in 2009, Roomful of Teeth is a vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. 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 on-going commissioning project, invites today’s brightest composers to create a repertoire without borders.
Their debut album was released in 2012. The New York Times called it “sensually stunning.” It was included on many Best of 2012 lists, topping the classical charts on iTunes and Amazon, even breaking into the top 10 on the Billboard charts. NPR called the album “fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed.” In April 2013, ensemble member Caroline Shaw received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for “Partita,” one of the works on the debut album. An iTunes exclusive EP of “Partita” was subsequently released and ranked number one on iTunes Classical charts. Nominated for three Grammy Awards for its debut album, ROT performed as part of the 56th Grammy Award ceremony.
For this performance, ROT will be joined by a string ensemble from the Colorado Symphony.