Annika Socolofsky I tell you me
Other TBA selections
This concert is free and open to the public.
Founded in 2016, ~ Noise became one of the premier ensembles in the United States combining contemporary classical music and improvisation into unique concert experiences. Known for his “truly innovative musicianship” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has received top prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff and M-Prize competitions. Since its founding, ~Nois has given over 70 performances in 20 states from coast to coast and created over 30 plays.
Soprano Andrea Edith Moore brings to his performances an “opalescence which is particularly served by his impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” (operagasm.com), and “impresses audiences with his powerful and flexible soprano voice, his acting ability, his dedication and his dynamism” (CVNC). Andrea has enjoyed a wide range of collaborations with artists and ensembles including Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Eighth Blackbird, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the Hamburger Kammeroper, My Brightest Diamond and the Red Clay Ramblers. Andrea is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Winner, was a member of the four-time Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird Ensemble at the Blackbird Creative Lab, and is a two-time recipient of the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. She is a graduate of Yale University, Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music and UNC School of the Arts. Andrea performs full-time, teaches privately and, with her husband, is a mom to an energetic 5-year-old and owns two restaurants: Alley Twenty Six in Durham and James Beard “American Classic” Crook’s Corner Chapel Hill, NC North.
Annika Socolofsky is an avant-garde composer and folksinger who explores the corners and colors of the voice often considered “untrained” and not “classical”. Described as “unbearably moving” (Gramophone) and “just the right balance between daring precision and freewheeling exuberance” (The Guardian), his music springs from the embodied power of the human voice and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral and lyrical works to unaccompanied folk ballads and cheerful Dolly Parton covers. Annika writes extensively for her own voice with a chamber ensemble, including composing a growing repertoire of “feminist rager-lullabies” titled don’t say a word, which serves to confront centuries of damaging lessons taught to young children by retelling old lullaby texts for a new queer era. Annika took Don’t say a word on the road, performing with a number of ensembles including Eighth Blackbird, Albany Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, New European Ensemble and Latitude 49, among others. Her research focuses on the physiology of contemporary vocal music, using the music of Dolly Parton to create an educational approach to composition that includes a wide range of vocal qualities and colors. She is assistant professor of composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a doctorate in composition from Princeton University.