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Charles Peoples III
2024 New Music Festival

Charles Peoples III

April 20, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Music Department season. This is an archived view.

What is within the beyond? "TechniTerra: A Sonic Transmission," is an immersive exploration of this inquiry.

New Music Festival

Through vocal experimentation, movement and custom-built instruments, TechniTerra merges ancient practice and modern technology in this immersive sonic experience. For more information, visit

Charles Peoples III is a sonic changemaker. Their work encompasses performance art, music composition, poetry and choreography. With a focus on the convergence of sound, technology and spirituality, they create experiences that traverse realms of mysticism, queerness and transformation. Charles has performed his music at multiple conferences, workshops and theaters; significant mentions include the 9th International Sound Healing Conference, the New Living Expo, Oakland Pride Festival, San Jose Pride Festival and the Lesher Center for the Arts. Currently a grad student at Dartmouth College, Charles is researching societal/individual misremembering and the therapeutic value of performance. He is now merging his interests in ancient ritual, storytelling, and shamanism with technology to create transformative, mystical, and immersive performances.

Eli Berman (she/they) is a vocalist, composer-producer and new instrument builder from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She creates original music with electronics and extended vocal techniques, weaving together Ashkenazi Jewish cantorial singing, Yiddish and Appalachian folk song and western classical repertoire for countertenor, baritone and choir. For the past four years, Eli has developed noise instruments that extend the human voice through amplified PVC pipes, metals and percussion objects modulated by delay pedals and acoustic feedback. In the past two years she has begun to create house and techno beats from digital samples of her voice, contributing to the burgeoning U.S. Jewish rave scene called Kleztronica. Eli has premiered her music at National Sawdust, the Watermill Center, Banff Centre, New Music On the Point, Yiddish Summer Weimar, New Explorative Oratorio Voice Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Gender Unbound, Princeton University, Dartmouth College and the New School. Eli recently opened the 2023 Snug Harbor Dance Festival (Staten Island, New York) with the premiere of Bonita Oliver's Trans Water Stories, for which Eli built an original vocal noise instrument. Eli contributed to and performed in Anna Lublina's 2023 show Undying in Yidderland: Jargon Rituals at Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, Germany), and Eli performed her original track for the live premiere of Sanni Est's critically-acclaimed album PHOTOPHOBIA, which closed the 2022 Pop-Kultur Festival at Kulturbrauerei (Berlin, Germany). In addition to her experience as a countertenor and baritone in vocal ensembles such as C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (New York, New York), Eli has sung as a soloist in the 2018 US premiere of John Tavener's Total Eclipse at and a 2018 New York Times critically-acclaimed concert of works by Eve Beglarian at the Morgan Library and Museum. She has presented her music and creative research at the 2021 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2020 Pan-American Vocology Association Symposium, and 2019 Transgender Singing Voice Conference. Instagram: @_eliberman_


Sage Palmedo is a vocalist, music producer and energy healer with a mission of understanding and healing the collective body that is our Earth. Drawing from her background in sensory ecology and evolutionary neuroscience, she produces soundscapes that nourish the nervous system toward evolution and balance.


Hansini Bhasker (she/her) is a multi-genre vocalist, performer-composer, improviser and scholar, who deploys embodied music-making and movement for socio-ecological healing and change. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Music from Princeton University with certificates in Vocal Performance, Cognitive Science, Entrepreneurship and Finance, and is currently pursuing a Music MA at Wesleyan University in Performance. She is a YoungArts winner in Voice whose musical practice bridges across Western classical opera, jazz, Karnatak, R&B, Kazakh saryarqa, French chanson and experimental soundscape techniques. Her latest research explores cultural contrasts, evolutions and interactions in the use and control of vibration, pitch variation and oscillation in vocalization.


New Music 2024
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