Roomful of Teeth


Roomful of Teeth photo by Bonica Ayala
  • artist:Roomful of Teeth
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 18 Closing Artist
  • date:19 May 2018
  • time:13:00 - 13:30
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:Willem Burger Zaal (third floor), De Doelen
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to remagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.

Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied with some of the world’s top performers and teachers in Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Broadway belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, Persian classical singing and Death Metal singing. Collaborators include Rinde Eckert, Fred Hersch, Glenn Kotche, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), Nick Zammuto (of The Books), Toby Twining, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Ted Hearne, Silk Road Ensemble and Ambrose Akinmusire, among many others.

Estelí Gomez, soprano
Abigail Lennox, soprano
Caroline Shaw, alto
Virginia Warnken, alto
Eric Dudley, tenor
Avery Griffin, baritone
Taylor Ward, bass-baritone
Cameron Beauchamp, bass