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A Meditative Sound Experience Circle of Voices
In Search Of
Through a continuous search for spiritual shelter, this piece observes the process in which the understanding of one’s self meets a communal effort.
Anthony Madonna, Sound Artist/Composer
Catarina Sacramento, Visual Artist
Performed at the Barbican Centre’s 2017 Curious Festival
Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, Circle of Voices, is an evening of collective singing to explore our individual breath and tone, and the connection that has to the people around us. Led by Guild Hall’s Patti Kenner Fellow, Anthony Madonna, the evening will explore a variety of collective vocal practices such as Deep Listening, Circle Singing, and traditional round & part songs.
Open to singers of all backgrounds and experience levels. All that is required is the desire to connect in a welcoming circle of voices.
As an interdisciplinary collaborative artist, educator, and administrator, Anthony strives to construct experiences that both critically challenge our individual beliefs and bring awareness to our responsibility as a community.
This ambition has led him to work in various roles and contexts; a workshop-leader of original music and theatre pieces amongst diverse age groups and learning developments, a hosptial music practitioner within elderly communities, a concert and festival producer, a composer/performer of experimental vocal works, and a collaborative installation artist. Anthony has worked within institutions such as The McCater Theater Center, The Juilliard School, and the Barbican Centre. His projects have been showed/performed as part of the Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange, Barbican Creative Learning’s Dialogue, UnFinished, Curious, and OpenFest festivals, and other community focused centers.
In addition to this work, Anthony continues to perform as both a soloist and ensemble member. As part of the London Symphony Chorus and Westminster Symphonic Choir, he has performed with renowned orchestras and conductors; The N.Y. Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The L.A. Philharmonic, The London Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Dudamel, Fabio Luisi, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Antonio Pappano, and more. Additionally, he has performed back-up for prominent performers such as Angelique Kidjo, and up-and-coming artist, Asthmatic Harp. Anthony is a member of Moving Star Voices, at residency at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute, and is a Staff Singer at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY.
Currently, Anthony serves as The Patti Kenner Fellow in Arts Education at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The Fellowship aims to support the next generation of artists, theater makers and creative professionals through the development and creation of high quality, inventive and pioneering educational offerings.
Anthony is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (M.M. Music Leadership), The Juilliard School’s Professional Apprenticeship Program, and Westminster Choir College (B.M. Music Education & Vocal Performance).