New PARMA Artist: Frances White

Frances White has signed on to release “She Lost Her Voice That’s How We Knew,” a chamber opera for solo soprano and electronic sound. This piece was created in close collaboration with soprano Kristin Norderval and writer/director Valeria Vasilevski.
Frances is particularly known for her works combining live instruments and computer-generated electronic sound spaces. She has received awards, honors, grants and commissions from organizations such as Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (France), the International Computer Music Association, Hungarian Radio, ASCAP, the Bang on a Can Festival, the Other Minds Festival, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Dale Warland Singers, the American Music Center, The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and The Guggenheim Foundation.
In Frances’ words: “She Lost Her Voice That’s How We Knew explores the necessity to put into words what is unspeakable, moving through situations of trauma or awe that are beyond words. The “voice” struggles to reveal her secret, but questions the listener’s willingness to even listen. Relentlessly, the voice searches for the heart that receives even the most despicable, or most desirable, truth.”

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