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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Roomful of Teeth / Caroline Shaw


“Courante” from Caroline Shaw’s “Partita” is one of my favorite things I get to perform all the time — Roomful of Teeth is an 8 person vocal ensemble I sing with a lot, and this piece by Caroline Shaw is really transcendent...

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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Philip Glass

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I’ve sung Philip Glass quite a few times, his music is a huge influence on me — especially the way he uses the voice as an instrument to blend with the sounds of other instruments. also the overlapping repeated rhythmic patterns, classic Philip Glass stuff...

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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Lizzy Mercier Descloux

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Love the vibe of her and this live video, Lizzy Mercier Descloux performing “Fire.” -- Lisel

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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Rosas Danst Rosas


Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker choreographed Rosas Danst Rosas in 1983. I saw it live at the American Dance Festival when i was a student there during college.

In the piece, four women repeat movements over and over again that are simple, contained, pedestrian, everyday, but expressive and evocative...

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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Michael Gordon – “Acquanetta” and “Van Gogh”

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Paula Court

I’ve worked with composer Michael Gordon on a few different projects, I recently did an opera of his called “Acquanetta” — directed by Daniel Fish, the production was very abstract, using imagery and tropes from the 1950s Hollywood horror movie genre to evoke a message about female agency...

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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Digital Light Field video

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Lisel's beautiful debut LP Angels on the Slope is officially out today on Luminelle, and to celebrate the occasion, we've asked her to run things here on GvsB for the day. She starts her takeover with the debut of her new music video by artist Ilana Harris-Babou; check that below, pick up Lisel's new record on limited "statue marble" colored vinyl here, and follow along with all of her posts throughout the day right here...

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Gorilla vs. Bear presents TR/ST, Black Marble + more at LEVITATION 2019, check the official fest mixtape + win tickets


LEVITATION descends once again upon downtown Austin, TX this November, with another amazing and deep lineup featuring the likes of Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, Deafheaven, the Flaming Lips, TR/ST, John Cale, Emma Ruth Rundle, Dinosaur Jr...

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video: Common Holly – Central Booking

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Taken from Common Holly's new album When I say to you Black Lightning, coming in October. Video directed by Max Taeuschel & Aaliyeh Afshar:

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Carla Dal Forno announces new album Look Up Sharp, shares video for haunting track “Took a Long Time”


Carla dal Forno shares a haunting song from her second full-length album ​Look Up Sharp​, coming in October on her own Kallista Records. Watch the Ludovic Sauvage-directed "Took a Long Time" video below, and pre-order the record here:

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Caroline Polachek shares new tracks “Parachute” + “Ocean of Tears”


Caroline Polacheck follows up the resplendent "Door" with two more gorgeous new tracks (both co-produced by Danny L Harle). Listen to "Parachute" and "Ocean of Tears" below via the "lyric booklet" visuals designed by Timothy Luke + animated by Eric Epstein:

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