Juliana Snapper

Juliana Snapper is a concert soprano and interdisciplinary artist who works with the human voice as a material and sensorial substance, and as a site for social practice. Presented in festivals across Europe, the UK and in the United States, her site-specific projects involve her own expanded vocal techniques (singing underwater, for example) operatic improvisational structures, prosthetic costuming and intensive vocal work with collaborators, including Ron Athey and Jeanine Oleson, and community groups local to production sites. Her works have been presented by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, PS1/New York Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, LA's Machine Project, and REDCAT. Snapper earned a bachelor degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and graduate degrees in contemporary music and critical musicology from the University of California, San Diego. Her writing on vocality has been published in journals including Performa: New Visual Art Performance, Encyclopedia VoL. 1 A-E, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, and The Open Space Magazine. She is a founding member of Los Angeles-based art group ARLA with Elana Mann and Vera Sung, and Music Director for Opera Povera.