This week our SoTD curator is composer Susan Botti who will host and curate the second installment of NYFOS Next 2016 on Febuary 11th alongside fellow Manhattan School of Music faculty member, Richard Danielpour. Botti is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Rome Prize. Orchestral commissions include works for the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing her own vocal works, she specializes in the vocal performance of contemporary music by a diverse range of composers. Thank you, Susan!
Wa-Lie-oh (Meredith Monk)
Meredith Monk is a vocal spiritual guide for me. Her music and her singing are so natural and free – her compositions are “one” with her voice and body. I particularly love her Songs from the Hill, songs without words (mostly) that communicate beyond words. The sound of the voice is connected to the melodic and rhythmic elements of the compositions. There’s something timeless about her and her wonderful music.