Charlotte Mundy

Friday, January 18th, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Soprano Charlotte Mundy is known for applying her precise, kaleidoscopic vocal control and unaffected stage presence to performances of the most complex and ambitious new music.  She has been described as “preternaturally focused”(NYTimes) and a “daredevil with an unbreakable spine” (SF Classical Voice).  Mundy recently performed John Cage’s Songbook and Julius Eastman’s Macle with SEM ensemble in Poland, Iannis Xenakis’ Akanthos with Ensemble Échappé in New York City, and Henning Christiansen’s fluxus-era opera Delijt Ver i Dag with Apartment House in Copenhagen. She has given critically acclaimed performances Pierrot Lunaire, Le Marteau sans Maître and Morton Feldman’s Three Voices.

Mundy regularly “slays the thorniest material like it’s nothing” (WQXR) with TAK, a mixed quintet whose debut album, ‘Ecstatic Music,’ was named one of the 10 best classical recordings of 2016 by the Boston Globe.  TAK has performed at venues such as the Library of Congress, Roulette and Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and given residencies at Columbia University,  Stanford University and Boston University, among others. With Ekmeles vocal ensemble – a “brilliant young ensemble… defining a fresh and virtuosic American sound” (The New Yorker) – Mundy sings stratospheric microtonal lines in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Kitchen, Skaneateles Music Festival, and Music Mondays.

Mundy has performed in music theatre and multidisciplinary works on the BAM Next Wave Festival, Under the Radar Festival, Park Avenue Armory, St. Ann’s Warehouse and Abrons Arts Center, working with theatre makers Paul Lazar, Cynthia Hopkins, Katie Brook and Rachel Chavkin, and visual artist Martin Creed. In several collaborations with choreographer Miro Magloire, Mundy danced while performing the works of Saariaho, Feldman and Cage.