“Jenni Roditi’s vocal improvisation choir was poignantly reaffirming of the power of the individual voice, and the difference it can make as part of a collective, not least in the creative practice of collaborative music-making, but as a societal allegory.”
Royal Musical Association. March 2019.
"The work of Jenni Roditi is truly remarkable. All music speaks to the unconscious. But rarely do we find that conduit from the unconscious back into musical form. Jenni Roditi, employing a sophisticated use of improvisation, a deep understanding of how listening becomes musical expression and her own innate musicality, makes vocal work that is at once utterly original and completely timeless. It speaks of what is most ancient in all of us, and, simultaneously, what is most urgent, present and new. It is, quite simply, extra-ordinary. And very, very beautiful."
Simon McBurney, Complicité founder, director and performer. March 2018.
Toby Thompson, poet
Cassie Yukawa-McBurney - piano
Uran Apak, Dilara Aydin-Corbett, Rouhangeze Baichoo, Veronica Chacon, Shreyans Iyer, Segun Lee-French, Camilo Menjura, Ebe Oke, Candida Valentino, Yan White, Marcia Willis
Produced and engineered by Asier Leatxe Ibañez d'Opakoa
Co-Producer Jenni Roditi
Recording assistant Jay Johnson
Mixing assistant Odette Souza
Recorded at Craxton's Studio
Funded by PRS Foundation and Patrick Tobin (Marigold Foods)
TIC are grateful to Cassie Yukawa-McBurney and Simon McBurney for listening to the material and conjuring the title Landmass.
Funds gratefully received from PRSF and Marigold Foods owner, Patrick Tobin.
LANDMASS Vol 1 - Links to Spotify, BandCamp, iTunes, Apple, Amazon here
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Wow! What a stupendous soundscape these amazing choirs produced. A really captivating evening of polyphonic music with much heart and soul from all the singers. MORE PLEASE!
Didn’t know what to expect and found the experience disorientating and sometimes exciting and beautiful. A sort of primal, familiar and simultaneously strange evening!
healing and mesmerising
a stupendous soundscape... captivating evening of polyphonic music with much heart and soul from all the singers
A terrific evening, full of unexpected delights!
A wonderful mind expanding experience