Between sessions Gelsey Bell will perform Bathroom Songs (2009).
“Bathroom Songs uses the voice to explore the physical and poetic reverberations of individual bathrooms. Using extended vocal techniques and the singing of little ditties to make public the private meditations that the bathroom allows space for, the piece for a solo voice is a conglomeration of songs and activities re-shuffled for each new performance and unique bathroom.” Presented in the female bathrooms.
Gelsey Bell is a singer, songwriter, and scholar whose work has received international acclaim. She has released multiple albums including SCALING live at Roulette (2012), In Place of Arms (2010) and Under the Piano (2005). She is a core member of ensemble thingNY and performance collective Varispeed, and has worked with numerous artists in the creation of new work including Robert Ashley, Matthew Barney and John King, among others. Bell is also an ABD doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at New York University and the Critical Acts co-editor for TDR/The Drama Review.