A Grinning Audience

By Richard Mineards   |   April 9, 2024
Gabriel Kahane gave a gleaming performance (photo by David Bazemore)

After postponing their concert in February given a mandatory evacuation warning because of heavy rain, the charmingly named Grammy Award-winning octet Roomful of Teeth with pianist-guitarist Gabriel Kahane, performed in a UCSB Arts & Lectures show at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall.

The tony troupe is dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. By engaging collaboratively with artists, thinkers, and community leaders from around the world, they seek to uplift and amplify voices old and new while creating and performing meaningful and adventurous music using a continuously expanding vocabulary of singing techniques.

Recent appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, and London’s Barbican.

A most delightful set of implants giving a polished performance…


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