Robert Voisey

“With few opportunities and much competition, ... composers show creativity in just getting heard.” And in Chris Pasles’s article in the Los Angeles Times, Robert Voisey is highlighted as one of those composers.

Composing electroacoustic and chamber music, his aesthetic oscillates from the Romantic to the Post Modern Mash-Up. His work has been performed in venues throughout the world including: Carnegie Hall, World Financial Center Winter Garden Atrium, and Stratford Circus in London. Voisey has been profiled and music broadcasted on HEC-TV public television in St Louis, Elektramusik in France, as well as radio stations all around the world including: Cityscape NPR St. Louis Public Radio; Arts & Answers & Art Waves on WKCR, Upbeat with Eva Radich on Radio New Zealand; and Kol Yisrael Israeli Radio.

States

“States” is a collection of 50 second mash-ups consisting of sound collage, featuring post consumer audio; each work is named after one of the United States of America.


“States” was inspired by Jon Nelson’s 50/50; a collection of 50 second mash-ups consisting of sound collage, featuring post consumer audio. “Oregon” was selected and featured on the "50/50" CD release by Recombinations/mnartists with 49 other DJ’s composers, and sound artists.

“New York,” another miniature from the “States” project, is part of the 60x60 (2010) International Mix and received a European debut choreographed to dance at London.’s Stratford Circus.

Constellations

Aquarius Cancer Canes Venatici Canis Major Canis Minor Carina Casseipoia Cephus Eridanus Fornax Gemini Norma Orion Pisces Pyxis Sagittarius Ursa Major Ursa Minor Volans Aries Andromeda Canes Venatici Auriga Chamaeleon Circinus Columba Crux Dorado Draco Libra Lupus Lynx Mensa Microscopium Norma Perseus Triangulum Vela Vulpecula

Robert Voisey ‘s “Constellations” are short one-minute ambient drones each titled after a constellation in the night sky. All of the works feature Voisey’s vocal talents both unaltered as well as digitally manipulated.

These short pieces can be arranged together like a mobile to create special “mixes” which turn into new works unto themselves.

These mixes are titled after the venue where it was debuted:
Constellations 2CC Mix
- Composers Concordance concert

Constellations No Extra Note Mix
- No Extra Notes podcast by Richard Zarou; Constellations USB MIX
-Stony Brook University, New York;

Constellations Composer’s Voice Mix
-
Composer’s Voice concert, New York City;

Constellations Das Punk & Krooner Mix
- Das Punk & Krooner podcast;

Constellations EMMMIX
- Electronic Music Midwest festival Kansas City, Kansas; and the

Constellations TRANSreveLATION Mix
- TRANSreveLATION in New York City.

Many of these ambient miniatures making up constellation mixes have received their own performances: “Sagittarius” was included on the 60x60 project and was released on the 60x60 2006 CD and received performances and airplay around the world; “Ursa Major,” was selected for the 60x60 UnTwelve mix in 2010 with performances in Chicago, Istanbul, Kansas City and Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

The miniatures “Orion,” “Ursa Major,” “Ursa Minor,” and “Cancer” received premiere performances in New York City on the Composer’s Voice concert series.

The Road Less Traveled

Whether trail-blazing in the spirit of Robert Frost’s “Road Less Traveled” or falling into the realm of Lewis Caroll’s “Wonderland,” Robert Voisey is known for his unique and unorthodox projects:

His works has been described as “mad” or “crazy by the New York Times, Time Out London, Music and Vision, and White Fungus Magazine;
Voisey was profiled by the LA Times as a composer who uses creativity to get his work heard;
he has also been labeled as a person whose enthusiasm is infectious like something gone viral.

Rob is noted for his unusual and creative projects which propagate and thrive in the most barren environments:

60x60 presenting thousands of composers in the past decade in hundreds of venues around the world;



Composer's Voice presenting hundreds of composers debuting and encoring chambers works in New York City, as well as Argentina, Boston, Brazil, Germany, and Romania;

Fifteen Minutes of Fame debuting hundreds of chamber works written for musicians who champion new music.

run rabbit run
Roberta Michel, flute
Yumi Suehiro, piano
Caroline Dietz, dancer
Stanton Jacinto, dancer
December 8, 2013
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Whale Cage
EMR - Elevator Machine Room
David Morneau, iphone
Rob Voisey, vocals
Douglas DaSilva, guitar
December 8th, 2013
DROM
New York City
Whale Cage
EMR - Elevator Machine Room
David Morneau, iphone
Rob Voisey, vocals
Douglas DaSilva, guitar
December 8th, 2013
Jan Hus Church
New York City
sic second chance
vine orchestra
Meekyoung Lee, Flute (doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute)
Lindsey Reymore, Oboe (doubling English Horn)
Ben Stonaker, Bb Clarinet (doubling Eb Clarinet and Alto Clarinet)
Toan Tran, Bassoon (doubling Contrabassoon)
Keri Wing, Eb Alto Saxophone (doubling Tenor and Bari Sax)
Rose Valby, Horn in F
Miguel Perez, Bb Trumpet
Blair Castle/Ross Jenkins, Trombone
Cameron Warren, Tuba
Vince Pierce, Harp
Brian Heim, Piano (with help from Vince Pierce and Lindsey Reymore!)
Stephen Krishnan, Classical Guitar
Justin McConchie and Rene Lopez, Percussionists
Turner Partain, Violin
Russell Podgorsek, Viola
Lauren Peacock, Cello
Elizabeth Lehr, Bass
Samantha Leibowitz, Soprano Voice
Jake Jacobsen, Baritone Voice
December 1, 2013
Austin, Texas
Music in Motion
Melissa Wimbish, soprano
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
September 29, 2013
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Lament and Sorrow
Jennifer Shaw, cello
and electronic playback
October 27, 2013
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Lament and Sorrow
Serban Nichifor, cello
and electronic playback
September 15, 2013
Concert Hall of the Romanian Radio Society
Bucharest
Evil Mario Rave
EMR - Elevator Machine Room
David Morneau, game boy
Rob Voisey, vocals
May 12th, 2013
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Melting
Robert Voisey, vocals
December 2nd, 2012
DROM
New York City
Voisey's "Melting" was a sudden change of pace, a very well done performance of a moving piece delivered with care, making an instant connection with the audience. http://studiophoenix.blogspot.com/
Discombra
EMR - Elevator Machine Room
David Morneau and Rob Voisey
Rae Charles, dancer
Samantha Parsons, dancer
Erin Bomboy, choreographer
November 18, 2012
Jan Hus
New York City
Music in Motion
Nakyung Min, soprano
Seulki Han, viola
September 30, 2012
Jan Hus Church
New York City
run rabbit run
Roberta Michel, flute
Yumi Suehiro, piano
September 9, 2012
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Persistence of Melancholy
Yumi Suehiro, piano
July 8, 2012
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Lament and Sorrow
electronic playback
Kaoru Ikeda, dancer
May 13, 2012
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Lament and Sorrow
Serban Nichifor, cello
and electronic playback
May 12, 2012
Romanian Athenaeum
Bucharest
Lament and Sorrow
Serban Nichifor, cello
and electronic playback
April 27, 2012
Romanian Athenaeum
Bucharest
Music in Motion
Monica Harte, soprano
Karen Rostron, violin
January 8, 2012
Jan Hus Church
New York City
Tears of Dew
Serban Nichifor, cello
Alexandra Cont, piano
November 3, 2011
Composer's Voice International concert
National University of Music Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
States
Daniel Mihai, violin
Clara Mihai, violin
Serban Nichifor, cello
Catalina Dudinszky, piano
November 3, 2011
"VOX NOVUS" FESTIVAL USA IN ROMANIA - LIANA ALEXANDRA, In Memoriam
National University of Music Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Lament and Sorrow and Introduction
electronic playback
May 24, 2011
National University of Music Bucharest, George Enesco Concert Hall
Bucharest, Romania
Foolish Fantasies
Nilton Antônio Moreira Jr., flute
August 17, 2010
ni-Rio/Composer's Voice concert
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
New York
INTRINSIC DANCE COMPANY
Joycelyn Chung, dancer
Patrice Cotter, dancer
Zy Estrella, dancer
Vinetta Mitchell, dancer
July 24, 2010
Stratford Circus
London
Sagittarius
Dai Jian, dancer
April 9, 2009
Galapagos Art Space
Brooklyn New York
Electric Trains
Jeramy Zimmerman, dancer
November 14th, 2008
Winter Garden Atrium at the World Finacial Center
New York City

Vocal samples by Angela McGary

Electric Trains
Amiti Perry, dancer
September 6th, 2008
Galapagos Art Space
Brooklyn, New York

Vocal samples by Angela McGary

Articles and Reviews

60x60: netsuke for the musical mind
By Richard Arnest
Sounding Board
Spring 2011


Robert Voisey - 50/50
by Jon Nelson
Some Assembly Required
Saturday, October 16, 2010


No time to fool around:
Robert Voisey
and the "madness"
of the 60X60 project

By Tobias Fischer
White Fungus, Issue 11
2010

You have one minute
By David Cutler
The Savvy Musician
Helius Press
published October 26, 2009


Brant Lyon & Friends
Beauty Keeps Laying Its Sharp Knife Against Me
by JoAnne McFarland
NYC Big City Lit
Fall 2008


WRITERS' BLOCK,
Chris Pasles
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2007


Time and Motion
Anne Cammon
Fly Global Music Culture
May 26, 2007


Audio & Video Interviews

60x60 Dance at The Sheldon in St Louis on HEC-TV
Interviews of cast and producers plus entire show
October 2010

November 06, 2009 - New Music Circle
By Steve Potter
Cityscape NPR St. Louis Public Radio
November 6, 2009

Interview with Robert Voisey
on No Extra Notes
by Richard Zarou
August 9, 2009

Robert Voisey and Jeramy Zimmerman
Arts & Answers on WKCR FM NY
November 13, 2008

Robert Voisey about his 60x60 project
and a new work Constellations
Show #21
Noizepunk & Das Krooner
July 14, 2007

Show #523, BoRenGurka 120x100
Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar
June 11, 2005

Show #454, The Catafalque of Valentines
Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar
February 14, 2004

Robert Voisey
"The word ‘viral,’ comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey’s infectious enthusiasm. He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever"
-60x60: netsuke for the musical mind
Richard Arnest, Sounding Board, Spring 2011

“With few opportunities and much competition, young composers show creativity in just getting heard.” And in Chris Pasles’s article in the Los Angeles Times, Robert Voisey is highlighted as one of those composers. Composing electroacoustic and chamber music, his aesthetic oscillates from the romantic to the Post Modern Mash-Up. His work has been performed in venues throughout the world including: Carnegie Hall, World Financial Center Winter Garden Atrium, and Stratford Circus in London

His idea and project 60x60 has been described as “mad” by the New York Times and publications around the world. Besides founding and directing 60x60, Voisey composes/curates the one hour “macro-compositions” consisting of 60 one minute works from different composers/sound artists. He has created over 25 one hour mixes which have been performed hundreds of times in more than 20 countries in performances, radio, and Television. His own 60 second miniatures have been included in several mixes including: “New York,” “Ursa Minor,” “Electric Trains,” “Sagittarius,” “tongues,” “We are all 60x60,” “ripples in sand,” and “Executive Decision.”

A post-modern project of Rob Voisey is his “States” project inspired by Jon Nelson’s 50/50. “States” is a collection of 50 second mash-ups consisting of sound collage, featuring post consumer audio. Voisey’s piece “Oregon” was selected and featured on the "50/50" CD release by Recombinations/mnartists 2010 with 49 other DJ’s composers, and sound artists. “New York,” another miniature from the “States” project, is part of the 60x60 (2010) International Mix and received debuts at London.’s Stratford Circus as well as in St Louis and Japan. The works “North Dakota,” “Oregon,” “Texas,” “West Virginia,” “Hawaii,” “Virginia,” “Maryland,” and “Illinois” all debuted in New York City on the Vox Novus “Club” concerts.

Another collage project of Robert Voisey is “Constellations.” Each Constellation Mix uses a ‘mobile’ form comprising of one minute ambient miniatures which include the live and electronic manipulation of Robert Voisey’s voice. Consistent with mobile form each constellation mix changes with each performance and is titled for the venue where it was debuted: “Constellations No Extra Note Mix” was created for the No Extra Notes podcast by Richard Zarou; “Constellations USB MIX” premiered in Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York in 2009; “Constellations Composer’s Voice Mix” premiered on Composer’s Voice concert series In New York City; “Constellations Das Punk & Krooner Mix” was created for the Das Punk & Krooner podcast; “Constellations EMMMIX” was premiered at the Electronic Music Midwest festival Kansas City, Kansas in 2007; and the “Constellations TRANSreveLATION Mix” premiered at the TRANSreveLATION concert in New York City. Many of the ambient miniatures making up constellations have received their own performances: “Sagittarius” was included on the 60x60 project and was released on the 60x60 2006 CD and received performances and airplay around the world; “Ursa Major,” was selected for the 60x60 UnTwelve mix in 2010 with performances in Chicago, Istanbul, Kansas City and Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania; the miniatures “Orion,” “Ursa Major,” “Ursa Minor,” and “Cancer” received premiere performances in New York City on the Composer’s Voice concert series.

On the less short more romantic side, Voisey’s 10 minute opera, “Poppetjie” premiered at Carnegie Hall presented by the Remarkable Theater Brigade’s Opera Shorts. “Poppetjie” is a story about a little girl who projects her notions of marriage and relationships onto her doll and teddy bear.

Rob Voisey’s romantic art songs “Dos Palabras” which are based on the work of Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. It is a duet commissioned by Agueda Pages and has been premiered by her in New York City, Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain. This song cycle has had several performances in New York City at Jan Hus Church at the Composer’s Voice Concert series; the Argentinean Consulate, and at Christ & St Stevens Church for the XL performance. “Dos Palabras” has also been performed in Barcelona, Spain.

Before taking up the role of Director of Public Relations at Electronic Music Midwest, Voisey’s works was regularly chosen for the festival and personally brought 60x60 there since 2005. Works performed at EMM include: “Flute Lust” performed by Rebecca Ashe on Electronic Music Midwest was performed in 2010 as well as “Mandala: Soft Fire” a video collaboration with Patrick Liddell; “Monkey Lab,” a collaboration with David Morneau, was performed in 2009; “Shades of Forte” an electronic collage piece was performed in 2008; “Constellations EMM Mix” electronics and voice was performed in 2007; “We are all 60x60” included in the 60x60 Midwest Mix performed in 2006. Robert Voisey and his 60x60 Midwest Mix was featured on the 2005 Electronic Music Midwest Festival. Since then he brought 60x60 Midwest to the festival in 2006; presented a live video collaboration of the 60x60 Midwest Mix with Zlatko Cosic in 2007; in 2008 he presented an installation of 60x60 containing works from all the Midwest Mixes; in 2009 he debuted 60x60 Dance; and in 2010 Robert Voisey in collaboration with Patrick Liddell presented a video installation of all six hours of the 60x60 ICMC “RED” mixes (Burgundy, Crimson, Magenta, Sanguine, Scarlet, and Vermillion.)

Robert Voisey was also interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for its Sunday Entertainment Section, profiled on Some Assembly Required with Jon Nelson, No Extra Notes with Richard Zarou, Big Dance in London, Arts Electric at the Electronic Music Foundation, White Fungus Art Magazine by Tobias Fischer, Fly Global Music Culture’s web magazine, as well as being featured on the HEC-TV, St Louis, Cityscape NPR St. Louis Public Radio, Citywide on WNYU, Arts & Answers on WKCR, Afternoon New Music on WKCR, Kalvos & Damian's New Music Baazaar, Noizepunk & Das Krooner show and Martian Gardens on WMUA. His work routinely receives airplay on WKCR's “Arts & Answers” and “Art Waves” radio programs in New York City as well as Max Shea's “Martian Gardens” on WMUA Amherst, Massachusetts.

He has been invited to speak about his own music, the 60x60 project, and the promotion of new music at the Stony Brook University, Concordia University, Duquesne University , University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Central Florida, University of California at Fresno. He has also presented and introduced the 60x60 project to audiences all over the world including: Stratford Circus (London, United Kingdom) World Financial Center Winter Garden Atrium (New York, New York), Sheldon Concert Hall (St. Louis, Missouri), Music Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Mills College (Oakland, California), the University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida), Electronic Music Midwest festival (Kansas City, Kansas and Romeoville, Illinois), Adelphi University (Long Island, New York), A*DEvantgarde festival (Munich, Germany), Goldsmiths College (London, England), the Amadeus center (London, England), Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, Ohio), State University of New York at Albany (Albany, New York), Lille Conservatory (Lille, France), University of Hartford, (West Hartford, Connecticut), William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey), CalArts (Valencia, California), Harbor College (Los Angeles, California), International Electroacoustic Festival (Brooklyn, New York), and Collective: Unconscious (New York).

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