A Day in the Life: Roomful of Teeth

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Roomful of Teeth (Bonica Ayala)

How do artists refresh their creative lives? Every week, one of our favorite artists will take over our Instagram to reveal his or her favorite forms of down-time. On Monday, Q2 Music compiles the takeover into a web feature. Follow the live takeovers on our Instagram account and catch the write-up from the latest feature below.

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy Award-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. They've studied Tuvan and Inuit throat singing, yodeling, belting, Korean P’ansori and more with some of the world’s top performers and teachers. Between coachings and rehearsals at Mass MoCA, Roomful of Teeth finds time to cherish their coffee breaks and learn from one another. 

August 20, 2016 - 9:40 am:
(#q2takeover by Roomful of Teeth and Cameron Beauchamp) Dashon Burton slaying some Ronnie James Dio with some help from our incredible metal coach Andrew O'Hearn of Shaolin Death Squad last week at Mass MoCA #thisisourjob #Bbminor

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10:53 am:
Tunnel City Coffee at Mass MoCA has been fueling us through lots of growls, screams, overtones, belts, and new scores these past two weeks. Our coffee breaks are sacred.

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2:01 pm:
Making some sweet tunes with former #q2takeover Nick Zammuto on our show tonight. #newmusic

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4:33 pm: 
Artist Director Brad Wells chatting with guest composer Ambrose Akinmusire about his gorgeous new work for us. Come hear it tonight at 8:00 at Mass MoCA

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11:09 pm:
Goodnight all you beautiful people. Enjoy this little snippet from Julianne Swartz's tunnel installation at Mass MoCA featuring the Teeth. Thanks to Q2 for supporting us all these years. We love y'all.

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