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SoCorpo: Inelement

Read "Inelement" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of New York-based SoCorpo--the vocal duo of Sasha Bogdanowitsch and Sabrina Lastman, who released their self-produced On Becoming in 2009--is a conceptual work, drawing its inspiration from the ancient world's five essential elements: fire, water, air, earth and aether, or void. This conceptual set of compositions, all of which were written as an elaborate game of spontaneous improvisations of sonic vocal and instrumental elements--reflecting the natural, ancient elements--corresponds with a set of electronics enhancements. These enhancements process, ...

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SoCorpo: On Becoming

Read "On Becoming" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SoCorpo's debut is one of those recordings that could easily fly under the radar. Composed of two vocal artists who are based in New York--multi-instrumentalist Sasha Bogdanowitsch, also heard on Meredith Monk's Impermanence (ECM, 2008) , and Uruguay-born Sabrina Lastman, who has also collaborated with Monk. Both of them also partnered previously on Bogdanowitsch's SaReel Project. The duo's fascinating vocal technique references classical Indian vocal traditions, polyphonic Scandinavian vocal style, contemporary new music, and is even reminiscent ...


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