A show of teeth can be either welcoming or terrifying, and Massachusetts vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth embodies and celebrates that notion. Its performances are rusty saucers of tics, clicks, and other verbal detritus shaken and arranged into hilarious, baffling commentaries on the meaning conversation. They’re like an NPR-friendly Matmos or Negativland, with a classical bent, and yet inherently more fascinating than whatever laptop splooge your cousin’s boyfriend is hawking on Bandcamp this week.
Mon., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2013