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Renaissance Music in an Industrial Cathedral

Everyone who has ever sung in the shower loves it; Turkey Trot runners as they go under the Route 198 bridge shout about it, and church choirs who sing in cathedrals are moved by it.

It’s the reverberation created by sound in an enclosed space that takes you and your voice to another place. Imagine how much reverberation and echo you’d get inside an old, round, tall, grain elevator.

This Saturday evening, July 23, for about an hour starting at 6:30 p.m., two classically trained musicians, vocalist Esin Gunduz and oboeist/English Hornist Megan Kyle, will team up in Silo City’s Marine “A” Elevator as the duo “Senso di voce” for a magical, mystical, mystery tour through past ages of music.

From Medieval, to Renaissance, to Baroque, to contemporary, the music will flow temporally and spatially in an uninterrupted soundscape connected by improvisations and disconnected sound. As Megan Kyle said: “The silo is almost a 3rd member of our group.”

The doors open at 6pm Saturday at Marine Elevator “A” at 120 Silo City Row, at the foot of the Ohio Street Bridge on the Buffalo River. Or, if you’re familiar with RiverWorks, continue on Ganson Street until you cross Ohio Street. The suggested donation is $10. Listen to a conversation with the two performers here.

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Lead image: Maryam Muliaee

Written by Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Peter Hall continues trying to figure out how "it" all works. For over 20 years, as a producer and program host on WNED Classical (94.5 FM), he's conducted over 1,000 interviews with artists as he asks them to explain, in layman's terms, "what's the big picture here?" These days Peter can be heard regularly on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5.

On “Theater Talk” (heard Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO 88.7 FM) his favorite question of co-host Anthony Chase is simply "What's goin' on?" As mentioned recently in Buffalo Spree magazine, Peter's "Buffalo Rising reviews are the no-holds barred 'everyman's' take."

A member of Buffalo's Artie Awards Committee, Peter holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo. For over twenty-five years he was an adjunct professor for Canisius College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

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