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Southern Exposure presents Roomful of Teeth

Grammy-winning vocal octet makes their Columbia debut January 17

The Grammy-winning vocal octet Roomful of Teeth makes their Columbia debut on Thursday, January 17, 8:00 p.m. in Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1 (1014 Greene St.). 

Founded in 2009, Roomful of Teeth has taken the performing world by storm, incorporating contemporary and non-Western singing techniques into riveting performances. Their Southern Exposure program highlights the group’s stylistic and vocal range, and takes inspiration from a smorgasbord of traditions, including American folk song, yodeling, throat singing, and Sardinian overtone singing. Its centerpiece is the masterful Partita, by composer and group member Caroline Shaw, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, making Shaw the award’s youngest recipient. The program also includes works by Caleb Burhans, Judd Greenstein, Missy Mazzoli, Eric Dudley, William Brittelle and Alev Lenz.  

Roomful of Teeth's Southern Exposure program also kicks off the College Music Society 2019 Summit, hosted by UofSC, the topic of which is 21st Century Music School Design. The concert includes a short Q&A session with Shaw, artistic director Brad Wells, and the other members of the ensemble.

Please note the unusual start time and venue for this event — patron reserved seats will be honored, with great seats down front and center, held until 7:45-50 p.m..

This concert features visual art by Columbia-based painter Sara Winsted, also on display in the UofSC Music Library, School of Music second floor, during the weeks surrounding the concert.

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