SF Classical Voice | Vocal Frontiersman: Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth

“As I transcribe my interview with Brad Wells, founder of the innovative ensemble Roomful of Teeth, I change the tempo in my Garage Band recording so that his voice becomes slower, more the tempo of my typing. As I make adjustments, his voice starts to sound strange to my ear. Our phone connection was not great, and when I slow the audio down his voice begins to morph into something I recognize, but can’t really understand. Then this becomes interesting to me, and I forget about writing this article, and just begin fiddling with the controls. I crank up the reverb and Brad Wells is now inside of a cave. I pin the compression knob and he sounds very conservative all of a sudden. It occurs to me, I am doing something like what the eight-voice vocal group has been doing for ten years. I am having fun playing with the voice.”



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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

The New Yorker Radio Hour || Roomful of Teeth Redefines Vocal Music for the Future

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

The New Yorker || Roomful of Teeth Is Revolutionizing Choral Music

In a throat, a note is forming. A puff of air, a pulse of the lungs, rushes up the windpipe and through the vocal cords, parting them like a pair of lips. As the cords begin to vibrate, they’re stretched taut by muscles to either side, raising the pitch. The diaphragm pumps more air, rocketing the note up the vocal tract, making its walls hum like the barrel of a woodwind. The sound ricochets back and forth as it rises, gaining resonance with each rebound, till it bursts into the hollow chamber of the mouth, the ringing cavities of the sinuses, and careens off the palate into the open air.
— Burkhard Bilger || The New Yorker || February 11, 2019
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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

WBUR: 'True Pearl' Tells The Story Of The Gardner Museum's Tapestries In Opera Form

“Each of the tapestries is a time machine,” Lang says. “They have the past, the future and the present all at once. You have this ancient narrative, but that story is told with 16th century Flemish animals, and dress, in northern Europe. The characters are involved in this weird honor fight, happening in human time, but surrounded by a landscape that looks like paradise.”

Lang's composition will be sung by the adventurous vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, with instrumentalists from the new music stalwarts Callithumpian Consort.

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

Roomful of Teeth performs live on Studio360.

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

A Revolutionary ‘Sinfonia’ Returns to the Philharmonic

“Bychkov Conducts ‘An Alpine Symphony,’ ” trumpets the page on the New York Philharmonic’s website for its subscription concerts beginning on Thursday. That, to be sure, is no small thing. The estimable maestro Semyon Bychkov is presenting Strauss’s outsize tone poem “An Alpine Symphony,” which merits respect it seldom receives.

But the other piece on the program is dismissed as an afterthought: “Plus Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’ with Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.”

Hello? Come again? This is news of the first order.

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

A Holiday gift from roomful of teeth

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Here's a little free holiday gift from Roomful of Teeth. Enjoy and share! https://roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.