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Theo Bleckmann

About this Artist

“a vocalist of inventive instinct and assiduous musicality” - Nate Chinen, NY TimesA jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, GRAMMY® nominated THEO BLECKMANN makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful, leading his work to be described as “from another planet” (New York Times), as “magical, futuristic,” (AllAboutJazz), “limitless” (Citypaper, Philadelphia) “transcendent” (Village Voice) and “brilliant” (New York Magazine). His work spans concerts, installations, live electronic vocal processing, contemporary music theater, cabaret, ambient music and performance art. Bleckmann has released a series of diverse albums including his collection of acoustic Solos for Voice (“I dwell in possibility”) and his highly acclaimed "Hello Earth - the music of Kate Bush." He has worked with such artists as Ambrose Akinmusire, Laurie Anderson, Uri Caine, Philip Glass, Ann Hamilton, John Hollenbeck, Sheila Jordan, Phil Kline, David Lang, Frances McDormand, Ben Monder, Kenny Wheeler, John Zorn, the Bang on a Can All-stars, and, most prominently with Meredith Monk since 1994. Bleckmann also appeared on the David Letterman show with Laurie Anderson. In 2010 Terry Gross interviewed Theo Bleckmann on her show “Fresh Air” on NPR. Bleckmann will release his first leader CD on ECM in January