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Dollison and Marsh: Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider

Read "Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Maria Schneider's orchestral music has been described as evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous and beyond categorization. Therefore, it was with trepidation that vocalists Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh approached Schneider with the concept of using their voices, with the aid of multi-tracking studio techniques, to create the sound of her orchestra. They would wordlessly sing the brass and woodwind parts in her complex orchestrations.

At first, Schneider says she thought they were insane, but, after listening to a portion of ...


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