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September 15, 2011

Swingles explain more

Clare of the Swingle Singers comments further on their change to a septet.:-

"With regards to the "artistic possibilities", the group has been moving into more modern music, a more contemporary sound, and the double-quartet line-up is a very classical one. With the two basses often doing the rhythm section parts, we were left with two male voices and four female for the harmony parts. This often meant more female solos than male, and could sound girl-heavy in the harmony part. With our newer material, we're exploring different ways of mixing up the roles within the group. "Excited by the artistic possibilities" is genuinely our feeling. We wouldn't do it otherwise. We would just replace the singer." Read more.

Posted by acapnews at September 15, 2011 9:22 PM

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