River of Painted Birds – Premiere 2010 at Vital Vox

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a new work commissioned by NYSCA to be premiered at VITAL VOX. This music performance is created for solo voice (sung & spoken), and prerecorded voice & sound tracks (tape recorder/walkman, computer) combining composed sections and free improvisation. It looks for a musical balance among elements of jazz, experimental and contemporary music. This new piece is inspired by the poetry and texts of writers and thinkers –ex-political prisoners– that created their work as a consequence of the repression during and after the dictatorship period of the seventies in Uruguay. River of Painted Birds was created on Ubuntu (OS) using Linux, SooperLooper, Ardour, Jack, and Ladish programs.

Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival

VITAL VOX: A VOCAL FESTIVAL explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. This three day festival is in its 2nd annual appearance and will occur on November 11, 12, and 13 2010 at 8:30pm at the ISSUE Project Room at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, in Brooklyn, NY. (F/G Subway to Carroll St or F/M/R to 9th St./4th Ave.) Tickets are $10 ($9 in advance) and ca…n be purchased at www.issueprojectroom.org or by calling 718-330-0313. VITAL VOX (www.vitalvoxfest.com) celebrates composer-performers in the vocal arts who stretch and expand the voice in new and original ways, continuing a strong contemporary tradition developed in the United States.

With international influences springing from such countries and regions as Taiwan, East Timor, Slovakia, Africa, South India, and more; genres ranging from jazz, experimental, contemporary, free improvisation, “noise” music, and abstract solo opera; and themes ranging from “maintaining one’s composure”, to cinematographic music theater inspired by the life, films and death of the German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, VITAL VOX has wide ranging scope and appeal.

PROGRAM
November 11
Jen Shyu – Inner Chapters performed
Nat Baldwin – Songs for Double Bass and Voice
Sabrina Lastman – River of Painted Birds
Chris Mann – The Art of the Diff

November 12
Corey Dargel – Hold Yourself Together
Samita Sinha – Cipher
C Spencer Yeh – Improvisations 11-12-10
Joan La Barbara – Gatekeeper

November 13
Lori Cotler with Glen Velez – Takadimi Duo
Audrey Chen – Untitled for 2010 Present
Sasha Bogdanowitsch – Past and Future Sees
Magic Names – The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Songs performed by Gisburg

VITAL VOX: A VOCAL FESTIVAL – www.vitalvoxfest.com
November 11, 12, & 13 | 2010 | 8:30pm
ISSUE Project Room at the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G Subway to Carroll St or F/M/R to 9th St./4th Ave.)
Tickets are $10 ($9 in advance) at www.issueprojectroom.org or calling 718-330-0313.

E♥M: On Becoming. 9/21, 7:00 p.m. @ The Tank

Ear ♥ Music

“Ear ♥ Music” Chamber Music series @ The Tank presents:
ON BECOMING |  September 21, 7:00 PM

On Becoming is an original music theatre work for two a cappella voices, recorded music, electronics, and live instruments. This work explores the dimensions and dynamics of the self, and its perpetual capacity of transformation. Presented by SoCorpo (www.socorpo.com).

Conception & compositions:
Sasha Bogdanowitsch: voice, doso’ngoni, swarsangam, percussion, halo and electronics
Sabrina Lastman: voice, kantele, percussion and electronics

Ear ♥ Music is where New Yorkers can get their aural fix. Featuring some of New York’s most cutting edge performers, composers and programming, this is a modern chamber music series presented to an intimate crowd. We believe that audiences want to be engaged – not simply entertained – by the music they go out to hear. We nurture our listeners by presenting repertoire that is challenging yet relevant, and by providing context for our work. Ear ♥ Music:Makers opens discussions about the art-music of now taking the work of interviewed composers as a starting point. These events also include live performance. 

Price: $10.00.  Buy Tickets HERE

The Tank is located at 354 W 45th St, New York.

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Visit The Tank:  www.thetanknyc.org

Sabrina Lastman Quartet at Joe’s Pub

Joe's Pub

On Monday, September 6, 7:30 pm we’ll be playing with the Sabrina Lastman Quartet at Joe’s Pub for the first time!!

SLQ: Sabrina Lastman, Emilio Solla, Pablo Aslán, David Silliman and guest musicians TBA.

Make your Reservations in advance: www.joespub.com

This project is made possible in part with public funds form the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council:

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Candombe Jazz Project

Candombe Jazz Project

Candombe Jazz Project (Afro Uruguayan Music) is a New York City-based ensemble playing Candombe, the Afro Uruguayan music tradition. The Candombe Jazz Project presents an exciting concert of oral traditional songs, new arrangement of songs composed by renowned Uruguayan songwriters, and original compositions by Sabrina Lastman.

Featuring Uruguayan vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman, Uruguayan guitarist/composer Beledo, Uruguayan master of candombe drum Arturo Prendez, and special guest Agrupación Lubola Macú.

July 15, 2010 (8pm) – IATI Theatre (http://www.teatroiati.org)

Musicians:

Sabrina Lastman (voice/songs) – www.sabrina-lastman.com
Boledo (guitar) – www.beledo.com
Arturo Prendez (candombe drum)
Special Guest: Agrupación Lubola Macú

Other Credits:

Photos:              Michael J. Palma
Sound Engineer:   Pawel Szarejko
Sound System:    World in One Pan Arts

What is Candombe?

Candombe is a drum-based musical style of Uruguay. This rhythm developed in the Rio de la Plata area — Buenos Aires and particularly in Montevideo — among the black slaves brought by the Spanish colony in the 18th Century. Candombe is based on Bantu African drumming and other influences the African community received from the new environment they lived in. In Uruguayan culture this drum-based musical style is highly significant and extremely popular, going strong on the streets, halls and carnivals all over the country.

Candombe is a polyrhythmic three-part-drums-ensemble formed by the three tambores called chico, repique and piano, and the music composed on the basis of this rhythm encompasses a range of styles like funk, jazz, rock and tango, among others.

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SoCorpo at La Mama Moves Festival

SoCorpo, the vocal ensemble comprised of Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman, will present On Becoming at La Mama Moves Festival on Fridays June 11 & 18 at 10 pm.

On Becoming is an original music theatre work for two a cappella voices, recorded music, electronics, and live instruments. This work explores the dimensions & dynamics of the self, and its perpetual capacity of transformation.

SoCorpo creates interdisciplinary work that unites and explores the boundaries between music, sound, movement, theatre and visuals, and whose music stretches the possibilities of the human voice and bridges gaps between contemporary new music, jazz, folk and world music. In 2009 SoCorpo released the album On Becoming based on this performance. www.socorpo.com

On Becoming
Fridays, June 11 & June 18 | 10 pm
La Mama Theatre – The Club
74A East 4th St. NY, NY 10003, bet. 2nd Ave. & Bowery
La Mama
Ticket:  Adult $15, Student/Senior $10
Purchase tickets here:  www.ovationtix.com

Performance at City Tech

After a great tour this week with Philip Hamilton’s VOICES in New England, Sabrina will be performing “Dialogues of Silence” at the New York City College of Technology on April 20 at 3 pm, and is open to the public.

Dialogues of Silence is an interdisciplinary performance of voice, sound and movement. This new music theatre piece is based on the poetry and inner world perception of Uruguayan poet Idea Vilariño (1920-2009). In this performance, Vilariño’s existentialist poetry meets music & sounds that create a world beyond the limits of the text’s power.Dialogues of Silence consists of a solo vocal artist who translates the poetic atmosphere into a dance and sound experience.

Dialogues of Silence
Tuesday, April 20 |  3 pm
New York City College of Technology
Atrium Amphytheatre
300 Jay St., Brooklyn
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Free admission

Award 2010

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs awarded Sabrina a 2010 Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant to support the Sabrina Lastman Quartet.

Voice Workshop

Tuesdays, 01/19 – 03/23; 6:30pm to 8pm
A.R.T./New York Spaces
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10008

Singing is a way of discovering oneself, a dialog with our inner self and an experience of communicating with others. The voice can take us to a deep journey of sounds, qualities, styles and expressions. For this journey to be healthy, energetic, and artistic, we need an approach to the voice as an instrument; we need to learn from it and about it.

This workshop focuses on the development of the voice through breathing, body awareness and voice technique (pitch quality, range, support -physical strength-, emission & intonation). During this process we’ll work on collective singing, individual song interpretation, sound exploration and voice improvisation. Through work on body releasing and voice technique, we bring our body/mind to a state of open and creative presence. Open to all levels.

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Diálogos de silencio at NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center

KJCC Poetry Series, curated by Lila Zemborain

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m. (download pdf)
Dialogues of Silence, by Sabrina Lastman, is an interdisciplinary performance based on the poetry and inner world perception of Uruguayan poet Idea Vilariño. It consists of a solo vocal artist who translates the poetic atmosphere into a dance and sound experience.

Readings in Spanish. Reception to follow.

NYUCo-sponsored by NYU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

South America Tour 2009: Montevideo + Buenos Aires

Sabrina will perform in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, October / November 2009.

Here are the dates:

Teatro Solís, Sala Zavala Muñiz (Montevideo):  Esto pasa por la voz

Esto pasa por la voz

Wednesday, October 28th. 2009.  Teatro Solís, Sala Zavala Muñiz, 8:00 p.m.

w/Marcelo Vidal (VJ)

More info:  Teatro Solís

Sala Zitarrosa (Montevideo):  Sabrina Lastman Quintet

Sabrina Lastman Quintet

Thursday, October 29th. 2009, 9:00 p.m.  Sala Zitarrosa

With:

Pablo Somma – flute
Andrés Bedó – piano
Roberto de Bellis – upright bass
Jorge Trasante – drums

More Info:  www.salazitarrosa.com.uy

Café Vinilo (Buenos Aires)

Saturday, November 7th. 2009, 11:30 p.m.

w/ Andrés Bedó – piano

More Info:  www.cafevinilo.com.ar

See you there!!!

Blue Note

Blue Note

On Sunday, July 5 will be performing for the first time at the legendary Blue Note with the Sabrina Lastman Quartet. Two sets:  12.30 and 2:30 pm.

Join us!!

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Cd Release

On Becoming (2009)

This album is based on the original music theatre performance for two a cappella voices “On Becoming”, which combines and explores the boundaries between music, movement and theatre. This work explores the dimensions/dynamics of the self, and the perpetual capacity of transformation. Sasha Bogdanowitsch and Sabrina Lastman (SoCorpo) have a varied background in new music, world music and jazz. These influences figure prominently in this highly original piece with conception & composition by Sasha Bogdanowitsch on voice/swarsangam/percussion, and Sabrina Lastman on voice/percussion. Visit: http://www.socorpo.com/

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Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival

Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. This two day festival celebrates a new generation of young vocal artists creating and performing their own original works and those of American masters, like Meredith Monk and John Zorn.

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May 1, 2009 – 8 pm
Bora Yoon – ( (( PHONATION )) )
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis – VEUS
Leah Coloff  – VOICE & CELLO
The M6 – THE MUSIC OF MONK & BOGDANOWITSCH
(Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Emily Eagen, Toby Newman, Peter Sciscioli & invited vocalists)

May 2, 2009 – 8 pm
Adam Matta – GYROSCOPE
John Zorn Vocal Project
(Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Basya Schechter, Malika Zarra, & Sofia Rei Koutsovitis)
Gino Sitson – VOICE & BODY PERCUSSION
SoCorpo – ON BECOMING
(Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch)

Vital Vox: A Vocal Festival
May 1st & May 2nd 2009, 8 PM
Teatro IATI 64 East 4th Street, bet.  Bowery and Second Ave.
Subways F to 2nd Ave, 6 to Astor Place,  R and W to 8th St., M15 Bus to 2nd Ave. and 4th St.

Buy Tickets
www.teatroiati.org / (212) 505 – 6757
www.vitalvoxfest.com

Candombe Jazz Project

Candombe Jazz Project

Daniel Pontet

Saturday, April 4 at 8 pm
Candombe Jazz Project
Beledo: piano/guitar
Pablo Aslan: double bass
Quintino Cinalli: drums/percussion/candombe drum
Arturo Prendez: candombe drum
Manuel Silva: candombe drum

Thalia Spanish Theatre
41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY
www.thaliatheatre.org
For reservations: 718-729-3880