Randi Pontoppidan – SOLO album ROOMS out now on Chant Records
5 stars to a voice with power and magic – Berlingske
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Randi Pontoppidan’s new album ‘Rooms’ is constructed using only her voice, filtered through various electronic effects and machines. The Danish vocalist, composer and improviser uses this unique and intimate palette to create vast sonic landscapes full of organic warmth and poetic sensibility. Pontoppidan is an internationally acclaimed artist, having worked with jazz luminaries including Greg Cohen, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Sissel Vera Pettersen and with Danish poet Morten Søndergaard. She’s also an in-demand vocalist in the contemporary classical world, working with Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices and performing works by Steve Reich, David Lang, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and others. On ‘Rooms,’ a follow-up to her previous Chant Records album ‘Space Geode’ with Greg Cohen, Pontoppidan explores the outer limits and deepest secrets of the human voice while drawing on inspirations including free jazz, electroacoustic composition and sound poetry.
Randi is a poet of the highest order. With Rooms she takes us on a voyage where space is filled with color and light. And the unexpected is around each corner. – Greg Cohen
5 stars in the Danish daily Berlingske
4 hearts in the Danish daily Politiken
Event Horizon – Greg Cohen & Randi Pontoppidan – CD is out NOW on the label
Pontoppidan/Greg – Voice, Live electronics and double bass
Randi Pontoppidan – SOLO
With nothing but her voice and live electronics, Danish vocalist, composer and improviser Randi Pontoppidan creates vast sonic landscapes full of organic warmth and poetic sensibility. She invites the listener deeper into the personal sonic world of her voice. Her work draws on inspirations ranging from free jazz and electroacoustic composition to sound poetry.
Debut solo album will be released Feb. 18th 2019 on Chant Records, NY.
Trio: Simon Toldam, Thomas Agergaard, Randi Pontoppidan
Sissel Vera Pettersen: voice, live electronics Randi Pontoppidan: voice, live electronics
Lift is an experimental, improvising and imaginative mini-ensemble, The two women share a common yearning to explore the multitude of timbral resources of the human voice and to engender a musical space without any recourse to any other musical instruments. The use of loop machines and the live manipulation of the voice contribute to the result that the soundscapes vary from the entirely near and intimately acoustic to a world of ambient sounds and hypnotic beats. The duo’s repertoire consists of original compositions and free improvisation.Inspiration comes from many different streams of influence: pygmy-songs, noise, joik, vocalise, human beat-box, Scandinavian hymns, jazz and the whole cache of everyday songs we have around us, which we might not always be listening to ….
Lift`s highly original sound have led to collaborations with dancers, performers and video artists such as Morten Carlsen, Stuart Lynch and Bo Madvig. Lift is also touring extensively in Norwegian and Danish schools with Rikskonsertene.
Listen to a lovely song from Lift: Helikon
SMELT – Anders Børup and Randi Pontoppidan – Voices and electronic
See homepage: SMELT
Bespeak – Soma Allpass, Makiko Hirabayashi, Dalia Faitelson, Anders Børup & Randi Pontoppidan
See homepage: Bespeak
As a natural continuation of the project “Saariho and Other Gardens, singer Randi Pontoppidan, flutist Jennifer Dill and I continue our work mixing composed pieces with improvisations.
”We have worked with this mix of composed and improvised music on several occasions, and find that it creates a very special quality of presence. The “here and now” of the impro-parts influences the performance of the composed pieces, the deep concentration and precision of the solo-pieces helps to structure the improvisations.
From our experience, the audience is involved in what we are doing from the first sound to the last, and leaves the concert hall with the feeling of having lived something unique.”
More info: Project homepage.
Randi Pontoppidan/Morten Søndergaard
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Theatre of Voices
More info: Project homepage