CeReNeM Centre for Research in New Music

Exposure

It is by far the most radical disc of vocal music I’ve encountered in a long time, an exploration that takes real risks both in terms of choice of repertoire as well as the pressures brought to bear on the singers themselves.

— Simon Cummings, 5against4

Exposure HCR06CD

1. A painter of figures in rooms (2012), Aaron Cassidy (b.1976)

2. Nakedness (2012), James Weeks (b.1978)

3. eight voices (2011), Bryn Harrison (b.1969)

4. – 9. from Jandl Songs (2007-), Stephen Chase (b.1973)

10. Harmonizing (Artificial Environment no.7) (2011-12), Joanna Bailie (b.1973)

11. Corradiation (2010), Richard Glover (b.1981)

12. lorem ipsum (2007), Claudia Molitor (b.1974)

EXAUDI ensemble

There is no more revealing a medium in music than the human voice. Coming from deep inside the body, carried on the breath, acquiring resonance in the head, shaped and channelled through the same mouth and lips through which we speak and with which we kiss – this sound, not filtered through wood, metal or gut, cannot be separated from the human being that made it. By the time it leaves the body, it is intrinsically, inextricably personal.

Read a review of Exposure by Simon Cummings.