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    Leo Kupper – Ways of the Voice

    Leo Kupper - Ways Of The Voice

    Ways of the Voice is a collection of four works for the human voice composed by Leo Kupper (born 1935, Belgium) between 1984 and 1998. “All of the sounds on the album originate with the Brazilian singer Anna Maria Kieffer. Two works, ‘Anamak’ and ‘Amkéa’, have an ‘orchestral accompaniment’ composed of tropical bird songs. Making use of elements of electro-acoustic music and sound poetry, the music expresses wonder at Brazil’s tropical beauty and, ultimately, an intense love of the abstraction of words and musical forms.” Via granular synthesis: smeared, stretched and slowed-down vocal sheets provide the foundation for Anna Maria Kieffer’s overdubbed vocal extremities as she traverses the many moods of avant-garde throat sports—from silly, childlike chirping, twittering and gargling (which gets really hilarious on “Annazone”) to multi-layered chaos burritos, all the way to beautiful, unadorned laments. Perfect for fans of experimental vocalists like Cathy Berberian, Meredith Monk, etc.

    Label: Pogus Catalog Number: P21018-2 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 11 Total Time: 61:08 Country: United States Released: 1999 More: Discogs, Last.FM, Pogus, Sub Rosa

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