Roomful of Teeth
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Biography
Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth is a multi-Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble devoted to the boundless expressive capacity of the human voice. Founder and artistic director Brad Wells has handpicked a group of the most versatile classically trained singers from around the United States, whose voices cover a five-octave range, from ground-shaking lows to dog-whistle highs. Through rigorous study with masters of vocal traditions the world over, Roomful of Teeth continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges not only new music but an entirely new type of repertoire.

Founded in 2009, Roomful of Teeth gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts. While in residence, the members work intensively with master singers and teacher-experts in a wide range of vocal styles, from katajjaq (Inuit throat singing) to Korean p’ansori, Georgian folk music, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani classical singing, Persian classical singing, and even death metal screaming.

Through this process, Roomful of Teeth has worked with a strikingly wide range of composers to create a significant and continuously growing repertoire. Recent commissions have included works by William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli, Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe, and many others. The group has a special relationship with composer Caroline Shaw, who is one of Teeth’s eight founding members and whose Partita for 8 Voices won the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Roomful of Teeth maintains an active touring schedule throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Recent appearances include performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, King’s Place in London, the Barbican, and many others. The members of the group reside around the United States, from San Francisco to San Antonio to New York.

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February, 2021 Monday

<em>Sound ON:</em> Bite Me!
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7:30 PM Concert

Sound ON: Bite Me!

Program To Include
Angélica Négron New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Artists
Nadia Sirota Host / Curator
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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February, 2021 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Roomful of Teeth
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Roomful of Teeth

Artists
Roomful of Teeth Curator
Nadia Sirota Host

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February, 2021 Thursday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Program To Include
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Friday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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2:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Program To Include
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Saturday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Program To Include
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble
<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Caroline Shaw
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Caroline Shaw

Artists
Caroline Shaw Curator
Nadia Sirota Host
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Tuesday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

CYO
Program To Include
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble
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