“Moira Smiley and VOCO make some of the most captivating music you’ll hear from some of the sparest ingredients. The harmonies’ effect on traditional songs and Smiley’s trad-based originals is haunting and chilling one minute, lively and fun the next.” - Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
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“They are vocal chameleons, by turns seductive, comforting, dissonant, playful, keening, exuberant. They have the finesse and discipline of classically trained musicians, but they’re also inventive, with a renegade streak that takes all musical genres as fair game. Most of all, they sing with heart.” – Margaret Shepard, 14850 Magazine
www.moirasmiley.com Hello from Vermont! What a pleasure to sing with tUnE-yArDs in my home state of Vermont, and see my family! 10 more shows before Merrill’s back in the studio to make a new album. Time for me to finish writing this year’s choral commissions, record a solo album, put new vocal arrangements & videos online, tour with Solas, VOCO and the Lomax Project.Get in...
Moira Smiley Composer : Vocalist Spring… Hello from the tUnE-yArDs tour bus to you! I’m looking up from starting work on two choral commissions – from LA Master Chorale & ACDA Womens Commission Consortium -to write you a little Spring news. I crossed from Winter into Spring on one long tour between Solas and tUnE-yArDs + some solo shows....
Get your tickets now for this Friday's Music For Water Benefit!!! Advance reservations required. Look at this gorgeous video to see the beauty of building something BIG little by little...Artist, @Olivia Knapp donated her powerful image to the cause of this Friday's benefit. Get tix / donate: music4water.bpt.me Oh yeah...you get to hear amazing music too! ... See MoreSee Less
Loved learning that brilliant thinker on ALL THINGS WATER - Kartik Chandran - is one of this year's MacArthur Geniuses!!!
And don't forget that you can enjoy throwing your smarts and support to smart water use by coming to (or just donating to) the MUSIC 4 WATER Benefit Concert next Friday, Oct. 16 @ 8pm! music4water.bpt.me Reserve your tickets soon... ... See MoreSee Less
Kartik Chandran is an environmental engineer integrating microbial ecology, molecular biology, and engineering to transform wastewater from a troublesome pollutant to a valuable resource. Traditional facilities for biologically treating wastewater remove pathogens, organic carbon, and nutrients (whe…
Artist, Olivia Knapp donated her exquisite image - simply titled “Other Hand”…to be the visual for the "Music For Water" Benefit Concert, happening Friday after next. For the event poster, I used a picture of her up on a "Genie" lift, in the process of painting her giant mural version of "Other Hand" onto a wall in Portland, OR. She just sold all of her limited edition of this image, but the sister image, "Hand" shows us another utterly essential, fragile, endangered force in our lives - the bee. She has one more limited edition print of it left for sale. Would you like it?