On Becoming

An original music theatre work for two a cappella voices that unites and explores the boundaries between music, movement and theatre.

This work deals with the dimensions and dynamics of the self and the perpetual capacity of transformation. As vocalists and composers, Bogdanowitsch and Lastman have a varied background in contemporary new music, world music and jazz, and experience working with interdisciplinary artists like Meredith Monk. All the music for this project is originally composed by Bogdanowitsch & Lastman using voice, African doson’goni, Indian swarsangam and percussion.

Vital Vox Vocal Festival

Founded by Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman and premiered on May 1st & 2nd, 2009, this two day vocal festival brought together 14 different vocalists to explore the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. It celebrates a new generation of young vocal artists creating and performing their own original work and those of renown American composer / musicians.

                            Inelement

An new original work by SoCorpo written for Vital Vox 2011 that draws inspiration and influences from the ancient world's five elements from various cultures: Fire, Water, Air, Earth & Void. An ode to the natural world and to the essences that enliven our bodies and lives. This composed and improvised work is for two voices: live and looped and two Western folk instruments, the bowed psaltery and autoharp: processed, live, plucked, bowed and strummed.