Carolyn Connors is a vocalist, improviser, composer, collaborator, performer, instrumentalist, teacher and library technician.
She is passionate about voice and the possibilities for experimentation, composition, expression, and connection.
As an ensemble collaborator Carolyn has worked with numerous contemporary companies and composers including Chamber Made, Finucane and Smith, Speak Percussion, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, Jolt, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, Judith Hamann, Jill Orr, and David Chesworth. Her theatre work includes appearances with The Classics, and the lead role in Still Awake Still.
She was awarded The Age Melbourne Music Genre Award: Best experimental/avant garde act 2015; artist-in-resident at La Trobe University; and was awarded the first Orange House by the Sea residency.
Carolyn teaches voice and improvisation. Music, art, and performance are variously process, goal, template, and experience: the world becomes a bigger, broader, deeper, funner place.
“Fresh, exciting, moving, and unique” Sounds Australian
“Highlights included the exhilarating Hammers Lake, an Australian trio featuring the extraordinary throat-singing of Carolyn Connors, who screamed, ululated, made a bandana out of a piece of tinfoil and then rhythmically spat into it.” The Guardian, Tectonics Adelaide 2014
“…Carolyn Connors proves she needs no electronics to transition from a clear vocal tone to inhuman white noise” Partial durations, 2013