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Illuminating the shape-shifting power of the human voice, Resonant Bodies is an international festival of new vocal music founded in New York in 2013 and described as “indispensable” and “essential” by the New York Times.

In this exclusive Australian iteration, six extraordinary singers will showcase their work over two days throughout Carriageworks. Resonant Bodies‘ singers extend to an international constellation of performers whose innovative practices represent the vanguard of the vocal arts.

For Sydney 2018, Swedish-Ethiopian composer-improviser Sofia Jernberg, Indonesian experimental vocalist Rully Shabara and luminous New York soprano Ariadne Greif join SCO favourite Mitchell Riley , new music royalty Deborah Kayser and local rising star Sonya Holowell for a unique demonstration of the breadth and range of the contemporary voice.

Rully Shabara
Sofia Jernberg
Deborah Kayser
Sonya Holowell
Mitchell Riley
Ariadne Greif

Alto Saxophone
Jim Denley

Ramberto Agozalie
Daniel Cesar

Raghav Handa
Melinda Tyquin

Jack Symonds
Jonathan Holowell

Elia Bosshard

Double Bass
Nick Tsiavos

Sound Design
Ben Carey

Visual Director
Alexander Berlage



Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh


Each artist performs a 45-minute set

Press reviews

The Sydney Morning Herald
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“…a thoughtful and hugely impressive co-creation… an outstanding tour-de-force of nuanced vocal flexibility, dissembling characterisation and physical theatre.”

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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. We honour their elders both past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.