Vibrating voices and moving bodies create an experience that is deeply human, magical, healing and psychedelic. Constellation Chor is a philosophy; vocal improvisation and performance practice; and performing ensemble comprising composers, singers, dancers, and actors, founded by Marisa Michelson. Engaging at the intersection of singing, movement, Deep Listening, and music-theatre, the Chor simultaneously practices fierce individuality and radical surrender to group consciousness. Described by The New Yorker as “visceral and committed” and by The New York Times as “astringently captivating,” the ensemble performs interdisciplinary pieces composed by Michelson, as well as collaborating with other composers, choreographers, directors, and mindfulness practitioners.
Band members include Marisa Michelson, Chad Goodridge, Kalli Siamidou, Tamrin Goldberg, Luisa Muhr, Chanan Ben Simon, Chaesong Kim, Jen Anaya, Shawn Shafner, Nikko Benson, Heathcliff Saunders, and Raphael Sacks.
Miriam Parker (b. New York) is a multidisciplinary artist who uses movement, media and sculpture/installation who lives and works in New York. Parker is a CBA Fellow ’21 in collaboration with Marisa Michelson. She has performed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; PS1 MoMA, New York; The Fridman Gallery, New York; a residency at École Normale Supérieure, Paris; at the Every Women Biennial, New York; Survey Dover Plains, NY; at Vision Festival through consecutive years; the Satellite Art Fair, in Miami, FL; Clement Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center, New York; Whitebox ArtCenter, New York; a month residency at Governors Island in the House of Poetics curated by Cooper Union; among others.
She is co-founder and collaborator of Lost Voyage, a multimedia collaborative work led by women artists, as well as Inner City Projects, a multimedia collaborative work group with Jo Wood Brown, based in New York.