The New York Times


Playing With Acoustic Tension at Entertaining Frequencies
by Corinna da Fonsesca-Wollheim
September 6, 2013

The Resonant Bodies Festival opened its inaugural three-day celebration of contemporary vocal music on Thursday evening at ShapeShifter Lab in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The raw yet cozy 4,200-square-foot space lived up to its name that evening. In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving, the program, performed by three gifted sopranos, illuminated the shape-shifting power of the human voice.

The most dramatic and seductive demonstration of this was the performance by Ariadne Greif, who possesses a luminous, expressive voice and an uncanny ability to imitate bird song… Her set ended with the charming “Two Selections From ‘Calligrammes,’ ” chansonlike settings of Apollinaire texts by Albert Behar, who accompanied Ms. Greif on accordion.

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