Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Diamanda Galás (born August 29, 1955) is an American musician and visual artist. Her commitment to addressing social issues and her involvement in collective action has made her concentrate on themes as diverse as the AIDS epidemic, mental illness, despair, loss of dignity, as well as political injustice, historical revisionism and war crimes, among much else. Galás has attracted the attention of the press particularly for her voice – a soprano sfogato – and written accounts that describe her work as original and thought-provoking refer to her as "capable of the most unnerving vocal terror", an "aesthetic revolutionary", "a mourner for the world's victims" and "an envoy of risk, honesty and commitment".As a composer, pianist, organist and performance artist, Galás has presented mainly her own work, but her live performances have also included works by other musicians, such as the avant-garde composers Iannis Xenakis and Vinko Globokar, jazz musician Bobby Bradford, and collaborations with saxophonist John Zorn, the bands Recoil and Erasure, and bassist for Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones.
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Introduction
American vocalist trained in traditional musical genres such as opera, turned to experimental, improvised, amplified, and electronic techniques in her mature work. The content of her performances and compositions is often based on political or social concerns.
Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Composer, Singer, Musician, Performing Artist, Artiste, Performance Artist
Names
Diamánda Galás, Diamanda Galas, Dimitria Angeliki Elena Galás
Ulan
500059481
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