FSU’s Department of Music to Present Jazz Singer Sirintip in Guest Artist Series Concert
Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will present jazz vocalist Sirintip in a Guest Artist Series performance on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.
Sirintip’s musical journey began in Sweden where she took up the double bass and began to study jazz – a path that would eventually take her from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm to the Manhattan School of Music.
While still going to school, performing and competing in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she began work on her first full-length album, “Tribus.” Stretching across three continents and cultures (Thailand, Sweden and America), Sirintip’s remarkable debut album is a gathering of different moments from the last four years of the singer/composer’s life. It’s an exciting, eclectic work that touches on pop, R&B, electronic and jazz, while creating a sound uniquely its own. “Tribus” embraces a jazz heritage but sounds decidedly modern.
Outside of her own album, Sirintip has recorded with Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, performed with Benny Andersson from ABBA at the Guggenheim, opened at the Polar Music Prize to honor jazz great Wayne Shorter, toured with Snarky Puppy, performed for the King of Sweden at the Wallenberg 100th anniversary, honored the king of Thailand at the National Theatre in Bangkok and twice performed and composed musical interpretations of the Nobel Prize nominations at the Nobel Museum in Sweden.
Sirintip works with a quintet, while also using a guitar pedal board to create different vocal effects. It presents another unique arrangement to her music. “I incorporate electronics so I can be one of the instruments,” she said. “People are programmed to listen to the human voice first, so it can sometimes be hard to lead the ear to other instruments. By manipulating my sound with my electronics, I can create a sound landscape behind a solo … without creating unnecessary attention.”
For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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