Hae Voces


The Bay-area violin/vocals duo Hae Voces creates an evening inspired by artist Sonya Rapoport’s drawings, reading their visual intensity and playfulness like notes on a page.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 General / $10 Students

Hae Voces, Latin for “these voices,” is Bay Area-based violin/vocals duo Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery. Native to classical music, indie-pop and opera, the duo applies the expressive capacity of voice and violin to blend musical worlds. Classically trained, their compositional process combines a common grounding in the formal principles of the classical world, with liberal borrowing from the fluidity of jazz and the harmonic immediacy of pop. Using looping and effects pedals, vocal processing, and both analog and digital electronics, the duo creates both intricate and massive surging musical textures that delicately balance the acoustic and the electronic.

This concert draws on their recent work for "Rapoport Remembered,” a musical tribute to the extraordinary work of visual artist Sonya Rapoport (1923-2015). Hae Voces treats Rapoport’s drawings as graphic scores, reading their visual intensity and playfulness like notes on a page. Rapoport Remembered is commissioned by the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, and supported by grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Musical Grant Program administered by SF Intermusic.

Hae Voces ventures into sonic territory that suggests … the innocence or ferocity of animals, [and] invented languages…
— San Francisco Classical Voice


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Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust

The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust was founded during the artist’s lifetime to preserve her artwork and promote her legacy. Rapoport was known for her in-depth collaborations with experts from other fields, and her constant return to and reinvention of earlier works. She hoped to extend her practice with posthumous collaborations where creative thinkers would engage with and reimagine her work. Rapoport Remembered represents the first of these experiments.