Joseph Strug Concert Hall, 1385 Seymour St., Halifax
Janice Isabel Jackson, vocalist, improviser, new music specialist, composer.
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Vocalypse presents a rare opportunity to hear Janice Isabel Jackson sing 3 compositions for soprano and tape by French computer music pioneer: Jean Claude Risset (1938 - 2016). These three works are considered hallmarks in Jean-Claude Risset’s career as a musician and researcher of acoustics, including computer simulations of musical instruments and new sonic worlds. The works are a sensual feast of organic, mellifluous, and other-worldly sounds.
Janice Jackson has sung over 240 world premieres, many works written specifically for her, and performed with contemporary music ensembles and in modern music festivals and concert halls around the world. In practicing her craft, Jackson has worked extensively as an improviser, and mastered a wide range of extended vocal techniques. She is the artistic director of Vocalypse Productions which, since 2006 has presented over 40 productions of new vocal music and opera.