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 renders the sonic opportunities that are made available through the medium of recorded sound into a physically realized articulation.

Synchronized Ipods 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.

Between Rooms and Voices Short Documentary Film

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Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Photos by Liz Wade

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.