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Videovoce, a Toronto-based performance project integrating live vocals
with electronics and video, was conceived in 2008 by longtime collaborators
singer/composer/video artist Laurel MacDonald
and composer/sound designer Phil Strong.

The project features MacDonald’s spellbinding voice and visuals
and Strong’s distinctive sonic signature, and has been presented at festivals
such as NXNE and Summerworks in Toronto, MUTEK in Montreal,
and Sound Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

“lilting, otherworldly vocal experiments and lush, complex arrangements...
like the work of some avant-garde dream team”
- Brent Raynor, NOW Magazine

A short video doc on Videovoce shot at a show at the Factory Media Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
Videovoce performing at Factory Media Centre in Hamilton, Ontario in November 2012, with Laurel MacDonald on vocals and video design, and Phil Strong on sound design and mix. For this show we had a quadraphonic spatialization mix courtesy of Darren Copeland of New Adventures in Sound Art.
Videovoce performing at Factory Media Centre in Hamilton, Ontario in November 2012, with Laurel MacDonald on vocals and video design, and Phil Strong on sound design and mix. For this show we had a quadraphonic spatialization mix courtesy of Darren Copeland of New Adventures in Sound Art.

The song is Òran na h-Eala (The Song of the Swan) a traditional Gaelic folksong lyric from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, with music by Laurel MacDonald.
A performance at Somewhere There in Toronto, featuring Laurel MacDonald on vocals, with audio-reactive video, sound design and multichannel audio mix by Phil Strong. The audio in this documentary footage was recorded using binaural microphones which closely replicate the spatial imaging of the sound as it was heard in the room. (Please check it out on headphones!)

The music is an adaptation of Vox Nostra Resonet, a 12th century choral work. Binaural audio recording is by David Travers-Smith, and video documentary footage is by Chris Sankey.
Videovoce at the SOUNDplay Festival in Toronto, 2010
Videovoce at the SOUNDplay Festival in Toronto, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PHIL STRONG,
PLEASE VISIT HIS WEBSITE AT www.phil-strong.com

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