north east scotland's festival of new music

Synergy Vocals

Director - Micaela Haslam

Synergy Vocals is a unique pool of voices covering a broad spectrum of musical genres and working primarily on microphone. Highly respected for its seamless vocal blend, rhythmic precision and dynamic performances, the team collaborates regularly with Steve Reich & Musicians, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Asko Schönberg and Ictus, and is closely associated with Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Steve Mackey and the late Luciano Berio.

Synergy has performed live with many outstanding orchestras and ensembles, including BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Ensemble InterContemporain, London Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Nexus, St Louis Symphony, Tempo Reale Ensemble and the Smith Quartet. They have also performed in collaboration with the Royal Ballet, Mark Baldwin and Rosas (Belgium) dance companies. Recently, Synergy performed the World Première of Andriessen's video opera La Commedia (in Amsterdam), and the UK Premiere of Nono's monumental Prometeo (on London's South Bank).

In addition to live concerts and recordings, the group has undertaken educational and outreach projects (for The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Princeton University, Eastman College, Oberlin College and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), both coaching vocalists and working with composers in the creation of new works involving amplified singers.

The group's recordings include Reich's Music for 18 Musicians with Ensemble Modern (BMG/RCA), Drumming with Ictus (Cyprès), Three Tales (Nonesuch DVD) with Steve Reich & Musicians, and Karl Jenkins' Imagined Oceans. Synergy Vocals is also featured on several TV advertisements and film soundtracks including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Nanny McPhee, Brothers Grimm, V for Vendetta, Severance, Mutant Chronicles, Igor, Secret of Moonacre, Agora and Triangle.


Other members in The Colin Currie Group: Colin Currie | Tony Bedewi | Richard Benjafield | Joby Burgess | Adam Clifford | Andrew Cottee | Owen Gunnell | Adrian Spillett | Sam Walton | Rowland Sutherland.

events in 2010 with Synergy Vocals
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23Sat 7.30 pmAberdeenColin Currie Group