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4.2.16 - NY Times - Review: For Roomful of Teeth, It’s All About the Polyphony
"The voices and percussion meshed to colorful effect, the story propelled by a high-energy blend of stylistic influences including reggae, hip-hop and rock, with Mr. Cole a charismatic contemporary bard."

12.1.15 - CPR.org - CPR Classical's Favorite Releases Of 2015
"hypnotic and intensely moving”

10.27.15 - Philly.com - Roomful of Teeth Redefines Choral Music
“It all feels so easy, looks so casual. But it sounds unlike anything.”

10.19.15 - NY Times - Review: Roomful of Teeth, Making Nerdiness Cool
“On the L train from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after an impressive concert by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth on Saturday evening, I overheard a young woman enthusiastically describe the group as “like a glee club, but cool in a really nerdy way.”

10.6.15 - NY Times - Review: Terry Riley Works at National Sawdust
“Brad Wells conducted the superb Roomful of Teeth singers in a plush, enveloping performance with…precisely focused execution of Mr. Riley’s piercing, sustained harmonies.”

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Explore Big Sky - Review:  ROOMFUL OF TEETH GIVES ONE-OF-A-KIND PERFORMANCE AT WMPAC (1/11/2017)

"Their beautifully chaotic music has a strong energy that’s unlike anything you will ever hear—and that’s something a true music enthusiast can appreciate."

The Morning Call: How Roomful of Teeth, performing in Bethlehem, creates chamber music without instruments (11/12/2016)

"One of this generation's most dynamic vocal ensembles, the group is re-imagining a cappella music for the 21st century."

Cool Cleveland - MUSIC REVIEW: Roomful of Teeth @BaldwinWallace (4/3/2016)

"this is what Roomful of Teeth is not: traditional."

 

The New York Times - Review: For Roomful of Teeth, It’s All About the Polyphony (4/1/2016)

"[In Michael Harrison's 'Just Constellations',] 'The Opening Constellation' section proved particularly arresting, a celestial soundscape of gorgeous harmonies that became even more alluringly ambiguous in the ensuing 'Romantic Constellation.' In the concluding “Acoustic Constellation,” the notes rang out like a jubilantly microtonal choir of bells."

 

The New York TImes Magazine - 25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going (3/10/2016)

 

Memetaria - O Berio (2/5/2016)

"You couldn’t come away from last night’s Seattle Symphony concert without a feeling that you’d been privy to a major occasion — a genuine historic moment for the orchestra, for music director Ludovic Morlot, and for audiences both longterm and new to the art."

 

The Seattle Times - A crashing ocean of sound as Roomful of Teeth joins Seattle Symphony (2/5/2016)

"The Seattle Symphony's current production — and production is indeed the word — brings together the full orchestra, plus extra players and the virtuoso vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, for a performance that may entrance, bewilder and even irritate. But you won’t forget it."

 

Sound Streams - Review: Roomful of Teeth in Vancouver (2/4/2016)

"diverse, powerful, and fearless"

 

The Seattle Times - Biting into Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’ with Roomful of Teeth (1/31/2016)

 

The Georgia Straight - Roomful of Teeth takes voices on adventures at PuSh fest (1/20/2016)

 

The New York Times - The Best Classical Music of 2015 (12/9/2015)

imaginative “

 

Philly.com - Review: Roomful of Teeth redefines choral music (10/27/2015)

“It all feels so easy, looks so casual. But it sounds unlike anything.”

 

Classicalite - LIVE REVIEW: Roomful of Teeth, Ted Hearne Sparkle at National Sawdust for ACO's SONiC Festival (10/22/2015)

“the unflappable vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth....one hell of a discovery.”

 

Pitchfork - Meet Composer Caroline Shaw, Kanye West’s New Pulitzer Prize-Winning Collaborator (10/20/2015)

“Last week, Kanye West performed "POWER" at a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser. Before he emerged, the curtain opened on a woman alone singing wordlessly, stacking her voice into a harmonized chorale and building to an arresting peak. This was Caroline Shaw”

 

The New York Times - Review: Roomful of Teeth, Making Nerdiness Cool (10/19/2015)

“On the L train from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after an impressive concert by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth on Saturday evening, I overheard a young woman enthusiastically describe the group as “like a glee club, but cool in a really nerdy way.” The a cappella octet’s imaginative vocalizing is certainly cool, attracting a standing-room-only crowd to National Sawdust, a space that recently opened.”

 

Rolling Stone - Kanye West Surprise-Releases Two New Remixes (10/19/2015)

"The ever-unpredictable Kanye West, who has been teasing a new album over the past year, has put two new songs on SoundCloud. One is a new version of his 808s & Heartbreak opener "Say You Will," which now features violinist-singer Caroline Shaw"

 

Village Voice - WILLIAMSBURG'S BRIGHT NEW DIAMOND NATIONAL SAWDUST WILL CHANGE THE WAY MODERN MUSIC IS MADE (10/6/2015)

“With so much ahead for National Sawdust, their vision could be game-changing, so when Roomful of Teeth sang Terry Riley’s new composition, it felt prophetic. Believe it. It is happening.”

 

NY Times - Review: Terry Riley Works at National Sawdust (10/6/2015)

“Brad Wells conducted the superb Roomful of Teeth singers in a plush, enveloping performance with…precisely focused execution of Mr. Riley’s piercing, sustained harmonies.”

 

Take - Sound Sensations: Roomful of Teeth shows what the voice can really do (8/27/2015)

 

Twenty Jazz Funk Greats - A simple folk tune, a florid aria, a shredding metal tune: an interview with Roomful of Teeth (8/26/2015)

“intense, innovative, of-the-moment music"

 

syracuse.com - Skaneateles Festival 2015: Vocalists and musicians blend their sounds (8/21/2015)

“The first time I heard Roomful of Teeth sing, I thought I was in the middle of a beautiful dream.”

 

gazettenet.com - Roomful of Teeth: Unique octet to perform at MassMoCA (8/19/2015)

“No, we’re not talking about an exhibit of chattering teeth in summer’s heat, or a newly discovered Warhol painting of Mick Jagger’s dentures.”

 

SkaneatelesJournal.com - Letter: Skaneateles Festival offers community education, entertainment (8/12/2015)

 

KCMetropolis.org - Editor’s Picks 2014–15 season: Lee (8/11/2015)

“a sound for the twenty-first century"

 

SkaneatelesJournal.com - Skaneateles Festival to feature more than 75 world-class performers in 20 musical events - (7/28/2015)


The New York Times - SONiC Festival Featuring Young Composers Is Returning to New York (6/15/2015)

Classicalite - LIVE REVIEW: Roomful of Teeth, Ted Hearne Sparkle at National Sawdust for ACO's SONiC Festival (10/22/2015)

“the unflappable vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth....one hell of a discovery.”

 

Pitchfork - Meet Composer Caroline Shaw, Kanye West’s New Pulitzer Prize-Winning Collaborator (10/20/2015)

“Last week, Kanye West performed "POWER" at a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser. Before he emerged, the curtain opened on a woman alone singing wordlessly, stacking her voice into a harmonized chorale and building to an arresting peak. This was Caroline Shaw”

 

Village Voice - WILLIAMSBURG'S BRIGHT NEW DIAMOND NATIONAL SAWDUST WILL CHANGE THE WAY MODERN MUSIC IS MADE (10/16/2015)

“With so much ahead for National Sawdust, their vision could be game-changing, so when Roomful of Teeth sang Terry Riley’s new composition, it felt prophetic. Believe it. It is happening.”

 

Syracuse.com - Skaneateles Festival 2015: Vocalists and musiciand blend their sounds (8/21/2015)

“The first time I heard Roomful of Teeth sing, I thought I was in the middle of a beautiful dream.”

 

New York Times - Classical & Opera Listings for June 19-25 (6/18/2015)

 

New Noise Magazine - Album Review: Roomful Of Teeth – “Render” (6/18/2015)

“It took me 3 songs to realize that Roomful Of Teeth are just that- sounds made of primarily the human voice.”

 

Ondarock - Roomful of Teeth, Render (6/9/2015)

"a cauldron of choirs from distant epochs merged under a single arch reverberating."

 

San Francisco Classical Voice - Los Angeles Philharmonic Dives Deep Into New American Music (June 2, 2015)

"Partita for Eight Voices...lit up Disney Hall with melodic delight, delicious harmonies, and a sense of pure human joy"

 

LA Times - L.A. Phil explores Minimalism to maximal effect at Disney Hall (May 29, 2015)

“Shaw delights in the pure sounds of the tonic and dominant.”

 

The Thoroughfare - Hidden Gems: Roomful of Teeth’s “Render” (May 20, 2015)

“juggernauts of new vocal music with fearless pieces that are both beautiful and groovy as hell.”

 

That Music Magazine - Roomful of Teeth, Render (April 28, 2015)

"You know that cool bit at the beginning of an acapella performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” when the voices do all the instruments for the intro? That’s this entire album.”

 

Textura - Roomful of Teeth: Render (April 28, 2015)

"Render presents a veritable embarrassment of vocal riches that more than lives up to the promise of the group's stellar debut.”

 

The Bandcamp Blog - Strange, Splendorous Sounds (April 28, 2015)

“With all of the different techniques and styles of singing that we’re encountering...ideas seem to spring up unavoidably and point in the direction of a new compositional path.”

 

Second Inversion - ALBUM REVIEW: “Render” by Roomful of Teeth (April 27, 2015)

"The ensemble’s voices ebb and flow in soft waves, gracefully gliding in and out of near-silence to create a serene and mystical sound world.”

 

NPR Classical, Deceptive Cadence - Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir’ (April 25, 2015)

"For me, it's the idea of seeing distinct particles slowly come together and create an image — that's what video rendering is," [Shaw] says. "And I think our next journey through this second album, and beyond, is to see how our distinct voices come together and keep creating new music."

 

cleveland.com - Roomful of Teeth offers the world a mesmerizing performance (3/23/2015)
"Unbounded, it seems, by style or culture, the vocal ensemble basically had the whole world in its hands...freely using techniques from every corner of the planet."

The Boston Musical Intelligencer - Cheeky Teeth at Stave Sessions (3/20/2015)
"They are not a vocal ensemble, generic and interchangeable, ... [t]hey are a band.”

Boston Classical Review - Roomful of Teeth delivers alluring vocal music with bite at Stave Sessions (3/19/2015)
“genre-bending”

Boston Globe - Roomful of Teeth shares unorthodox vocal wonders (3/19/2015)
"Experimentation may be this group’s calling card, but its essence is pure joy."

clevelandclassical.com - Roomful of Teeth at Cleveland Museum of Art: a conversation with founder Brad Wells (3/17/2015)

NY Times - Johann Johannsson’s ‘Drone Mass’ Bridges Ancient and Modern at Temple of Dendur (3/16/2015)

90.9 WBUR THEARTERY - Celebrity Series Experiments With An Unbuttoned Week Of Stave Sessions (3/12/2015) 

Cleveland Scene - Six Classical Music Events to Catch This Week (3/17/2015)
“it's not a convention of orthodontists”

Colorado Public Radio - Interview: Roomful of Teeth brings a world of vocal sounds to the Newman Center (3/5/2015)

CTNOW - Roomful Of Teeth's Vision Is To Be Known As A Band, Not A Choir (2/2/2015)
“one of the premier new-music vocal groups in the country" 

Boston Globe - Youthful approach with Celebrity Series’ new Stave Sessions (1/8/2015)

NY Times - The Symbiotic Evolution of ‘Partita’ and Ensemble (Roomful of Teeth Performs ‘Partita’ at Trinity Wall Street) (1/6/2015)
“precisely, joyously done”

The Boston Musical Intelligencer - Complex Portraiture, Fragmented Yet With Teeth (11/24/2014)