Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
The School of Music
University of Leeds



Kurt SchwittersSelections from Ursonate
Caroline ShawRise
Stuart Macraeelided compressed
Erin GeeMouthpiece I
Giacinto ScelsiHô I
Morton FeldmanOnly
Mathis SaunierCannibal
Buckley Lindarevelavit


Lotte Betts-Dean – mezzo-soprano

Voice Electric

Programme Note

Mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean sings works for solo amplified voice with electronics, from groundbreaking 20th Century works by Scelsi, Feldman and Schwitters to 21st Century pieces that draw on medieval plainchant, experimental hip-hop and breakcore, including works by Mathis Saunier, Stuart MacRae, Linda Buckley and Erin Gee. Lotte will also perform selected works by student composers at Leeds.

Receiving its highly-charged début at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2022, Voice Electric is in part a tribute to Lotte’s lifelong fascination with electronic music, as well as a reflection and celebration of the medium of solo voice and fixed electronic audio in modern composition.

Voice Electric explores the vivid colours of the amplified human voice as it oscillates between ambience and stillness, words and sound, light and dark, wild and calm.

Lotte Betts-Dean – mezzo-soprano

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