Residency Period: April 2013
Exiled from the opera houses of Europe and the Americas, Los Angeles soprano Juliana Snapper makes strange little operas in unlikely situations, often at great personal risk and invariably drawing her toward financial ruin. Playing at the acoustical, expressive, and interpersonal limits of the noisy body, she challenges her own and others’ voices to produce meaning in unexpected ways. Juliana earned her bachelor degree in vocal performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and graduate degrees in critical musicology from the University of California, San Diego. Her large-scale works are regularly part of international festivals. Closer to home she usually experiments on a smaller scale in venues like The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, PS1/MoMA, New York, and REDCAT, Los Angeles.
As part of Cannonball's collaboration with Machine Project, Juliana Snapper created a new performance entitled Double in the Bubble — a series of rogue vocal performances with strangers in Miami. To watch video of the performance, please click here.