Kate Soper | Voices from the Killing Jar

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Voices from the Killing Jar

by Kate Soper

An exquisitely quirky and fiercely original tour-de-force for voice, ensemble, and electronics, presenting a series of beloved female protagonists from Clytemnestra to Madame Bovary in diverse and complex sound worlds created by the Wet Ink Ensemble.
Genre: Avant Garde: Classical Avant-Garde
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I. Prelude: May Kasahara (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
5:09 $0.99
2. II. My Last Duchess: Isabel Archer (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
4:28 $0.99
3. III. Palilalia: Iphigenia (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
7:44 $0.99
4. IV. Midnight's Tolling: Lucile Duplessis (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
7:22 $0.99
5. V. Mad Scene: Emma Bovary (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
5:37 $0.99
6. VI. Interlude: Asta Sollilja (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
2:29 $0.99
7. VII. The Owl and the Wren: Lady Macduff (feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble)
3:09 $0.99
8. VIII. Her Voice Is Full of Money (A Deathless Song): Daisy Buchanan [feat. The Wet Ink Ensemble]
6:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Part monodrama, part song-cycle, part opera, "Voices from the Killing Jar" crosses a volatile musical landscape populated by a series of female protagonists, among them housewives and teenagers and mothers and daughters, innocents and tragic heroines and femmes fatales. From Madame Bovary’s passionate whirlwind of delusion, to Lady Macduff’s terrified lullaby, to Clytemnestra’s hypnotic and deadly rage, each one is brought to vivid and unforgettable life as composer/performer Kate Soper’s mercurial voice traces a path through their stories. Written for the Wet Ink Ensemble, Voices is designed to maximally exploit the artistic range of ensemble members Ian Antonio, Erin Lesser, Alex Mincek, Joshua Modney, Sam Pluta, and Eric Wubbels, carrying the listener through sound worlds as complex and diverse as the characters that inspired them.

Praised by the New Yorker as a “dazzling vocalist” and by Pitchfork magazine for “assembl[ing] a powerful and fresh language out of novel materials,” Kate Soper has emerged as a fierce presence in the world of contemporary vocal music. Her musical language, combining virtuosic new ensemble writing with a deeply personal, eccentric, and heartfelt sensibility, was developed in part over seven years as a Wet Ink Ensemble co-director, and is fully realized in Voices from the Killing Jar.



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