VOCAL PERFORMANCE |
IMPROVISATION





photography © Megan Metté



photography © Carl Chinn


in Tyshawn Sorey’s
Autoschediasms:
2019





w/Senso di Voce:
2019





w/Phillip Greenlief
Improvisation Ensemble:
2019





in Aliya Ultan’s
Become a House:
2019





in (...) “As above, so below” (a)
w/Senso di Voce:
2018





in Andrew Godsalve’s
Aggregators:
2019





in (...) “As above, so below” (b)
w/Senso di Voce
2018




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photography © Carl Chinn



Free Improvisation Sets:


︎Exit Points #7
Gunduz | Hamidi | Palumbo | Nort | Couillard | Pocius

August 2020 !



September 2019
︎Audio-pollination #75
Whitaker | Palumbo | Gunduz
|  Liu | Lynn | Zurawinski

Audio-pollination Series, Array Space, Toronto, CA





ABOUT ONGOING PROJECTS





Senso di Voce |
Sense of Voice





︎Senso di Voce


Described as “transformative” and “wildly innovative” by their audiences
Senso di VoceSense of Voice is:
Esin Gunduz, (vocalist/composer) | Megan Kyle (oboist).


The duo builds original compositions and improvisations around their interpretations of early music, from 13th century troubadour songs, to Baroque arias, to folk and religious music from cultures across the Mediterranean Basin—places like Bulgaria, Syria, Turkey, and Greece.


Esin Gunduz had her original works performed at the Banff Centre, on So Percussion’s “Brooklyn Bound” Series, and at the National Sawdust Digital Discovery Series. Megan Kyle’s performance credits include the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall as well as the Saint Louis and New World Symphonies.

                               

The duo aims to disrupt our ideas of what’s old and what’s new—our concepts of time and period. To do this, Senso di Voce takes seeming wildly disparate music—works separated by geography, centuries, and cultures—and finds surprising and inventive ways to connect these pieces. Their immersive concerts are continuous and through-composed, featuring new compositions and improvised interludes that transport audiences from one place, time, and musical style to another, as well as choreographed movement through the performance space. They introduce audiences of all ages and backgrounds to new music by weaving threads between ancient and contemporary sounds, creating passages for the listener to travel between the familiar and the unfamiliar.

                                                                               

Senso di Voce has created projects for the monumental towers within the “post-industrial cathedrals” of Silo City, a collection of repurposed grain elevators in Buffalo, New York. Using the reverb-profile of these spaces, the duo recently reimagined the project in a surround sound version for gallery spaces, transforming the sound experience by bringing another acoustic space to life within it. Their recent projects have included their “celestial” program, As above so below, designed for the acoustics of the skyward elevators of Silo City, and Ruin, a surround sound performance in which the Silo City acoustical space was recreated inside the Sugar City Gallery in Buffalo.


A glimpse of our past programs
2017 | 2016





︎Senso di Voce | Sense of Voice




Since 2018
Esin and Justin
Esin Gunduz, amplified voice and open compositions
Justin Von Strasburg, acoustic (modified) snare drum


We are a duo of amplified voice and acoustic snare-drum. We explore
the interference and the special acoustics
of this instrumental combination.

We play open pieces composed by Esin:

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© 2020 Esin Gunduz.
Composer | Vocal performer