Habib Koite lineup now includes Juliet Russell with Vocal Explosion.
Juliet Russell is a composer, musical director, singer and founder of Vocal Explosion. Her voice has been described as ‘brilliantly haunting’ by The Stage,, and in the last 20 years she has taken her extraordinary sound around the world. Juliet’s music has been both heard and sung by over 40,000 people in over 30 countries and her compositions have been used in film, TV, commissions for royal visits, plus radio, theatre, dance and football stadiums.
Compositions, Commissions & Performance examples
Much of Juliet’s work has specialised in large scale site-specific performance. Juliet has been described by producers as one of the country’s principal composers within this field. As such, she has performed her compositions on the rooftop of the National Theatre amongst Anthony Gormley’s sculptures, and has appeared as vocal soloist at the British Museum for The Book of the Dead. Other commissions include soundscapes for industry, as well as theatre, dance & processional work for performances on seafronts, in castles and cathedral grounds.