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.
Lead image: Maryam Muliaee