Stephanie Lamprea + Alistair MacDonald
Entry Requirements: over 18s only
Stephanie Lamprea and Alistair MacDonald present a set of live improvised music for vocals and live electronics.
Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, recitalist, curator, and improviser, specializing in contemporary classical repertoire. Trained as an operatic coloratura, she uses her voice as a mechanism of avant-garde performance art, creating “maniacal shifts of vocal production and character… like an icepick through the skull” (Jason Eckardt). Stephanie has received awards from the Concert Artist Guild, St. Botolph Club Foundation, the John Cage Orgel Stiftung, the Puffin Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Stephanie has performed as a soloist at IKLECTIK (London), Sound Scotland's 2021 soundfestival, Roulette Intermedium (New York City), Constellation Chicago, National Sawdust (NYC), and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2022, Stephanie released her debut solo album, Quaking Aspen, this year on New Focus Recordings. Featuring new works for voice and electronics by Jason Eckardt, Wang Lu, Kurt Rohde, Hannah Selin, George N. Gianopoulos, and James May, the album was hailed by PopMatters.com as "a bold artistic statement that’s exciting and innovative... a magical, intense, and deeply satisfying journey." As a passionate educator and speaker, Stephanie has taught and performed in residency for several universities including the University of California at Davis, Temple University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She has presented her artistic research and performances for the 2021 Young Women Composers Conference (USA) and the 2021 Shared Narratives Conference (UK), and she was a featured TEDx Speaker for TEDxWaltham: Going Places. http://www.stephanielamprea.com/
Alistair MacDonald is a composer, performer and sound artist. He has been designing his own computer-based sound processing instruments/environments for more than 20 years, to create uniquely rich, spatialised music and sound. Often collaborative, his work encompasses composing, field recording, live electronics, interactivity and improvisation. He makes standalone electroacoustic works, music for instruments and voices, music for dance, film and installation. His music is published by Empreintes DIGITALes in Montreal and Leo Records in the UK. http://alistairmacdonald.co.uk/