Between Rooms and Voices



Between Rooms and Voices is a site specific vocal performance composed by Ethan Rose and featuring Portland's Flash Choir.

Drawing from the tools of electroacoustic composition, this work seeks to render the sonic opportunities that are made available through the medium of recorded sound into a physically realized articulation.

Synchronized Ipods will provide each performer with a set of distinct instructions that guide their vocalizations and movements throughout the rooms, stairwells, and alcoves of City Hall in Portland, Oregon. The Ipods function as the fulcrum between recorded sound and physical performance, facilitating the acoustic blend of voice and architecture into unified moments of sonic transformation.

Thanks to the the students and faculty at the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver for their assistance in the production of this work, the staff at Portland City Hall for the use of the space, the Portland City Council, and the Flash Choir for donating their time and voices. This project is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.