Anthropologies Imaginaire

by Wobbuffet

Saturday, March 4 – 7:30pm
The Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, 501 N Grand Boulevard
$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Artists
Tickets are available at MetroTix as well as at the door on the night of the show.

 

HEARding Cats is excited to present Gabriel Dharmoo in his Anthropologies Imaginaire, a solo vocal performance that interacts that interacts with an accompanying mockumentary wherein the experts comment on invented vocal traditions demonstrated by the singer-performer.

Anthropologies Imaginaire is a humorous and disturbing exploration of post-colonialism, post-exoticism, cultural extinction, globalization, normalized racism and cultural appropriation.

Various odd or isolated vocal expressions from around the world are woven together and revisited through imaginary folklore and experimental voice techniques, showcasing the virtuosity, versatility, and strangeness of the human voice. The result is an aural landscape that questions concepts of normality by reminding audiences how people across the world use the voice differently to convey their cultural identities and artistic sensibilities.

The piece was the winner of the Best International Production at the 2015 Amsterdam Fringe Festival and the Contra Guys Award for Best New Performance Text at the 2016 SummerWorks Festival.

Chris King also made a blog post on Dharmoo for St. Louis magazine.

Dharmoo will also be giving a workshop at the Electronic Music Studio (Tietjens Hall) at Washington University on Friday, March 3rd.  The workshop is free and open to the public.