Improvising vocal performer Jaap Blonk combines mouth-made sounds with electronics. Having gone from studies in mathematics and musicology to self-taught work as a composer and saxophonist, and on to recitations of poetry and other voice-driven work, he has found a convergence of algorithmic and human sound production that summarizes his earlier interests. Hand-drawn scores like the one on this page (Handicap 4b) are also part of the mix.

As Blonk explores the extremes of vocal expression, why not combine his performances with Extreme Sports, as in the video on this page?

Blonk will work with NEC's Contemporary Improvisation students in this masterclass.

Date: November 22, 2013 - 2:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Keller Room

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IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON