Considered by many in the experimental music
underground to be one of the most exceptional
performers to come out of Chicago, Carol Genetti
is a vocalist focused on improvisation and
the pure sonic exploration of the human voice.
Her work is grounded in an almost inhuman
extended technique, but also contains a mastery
of vocal styles such as jazz and Bulgarian
folk singing, creating a distinct non-verbal
sound palette that has a provocative depth.
Genetti has toured throughout the US, Canada,
France and Germany. She has collaborated with
many of the most powerful voices in new music,
including Pauline Oliveros, Jon Rose, Michael
Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tatsu Aoki, Eric
Leonardson, Yuko Nexus6, Kitamura, Toshi Makihara,
Bob Marsh, Jack Wright, Michael Vorfeld and
technology artist Andrea Polli. Her voice
work appears on many cds including Hans Fjellestad's
"Red Sauce Baby," "In the Eye
of the Ear Sound Art Festival", and "Sounding
Off" accompanying CD to the book of the
same name. She has also released duet CDs,
including "Animus" (Not In The Family)
with Eric Leonardson in 1998 and more recently
"In the Garden of Earthly Delights"
(Spring Garden Music) with Bob Marsh in the
fall of 2000. "Most recently, the Shattering"
(recorded) CD documents Genetti's performances
with a wide variety of national and international
musicians at the critically acclaimed High
Zero 2000 Festival.
"Genetti's wordless vocals dart and
soar with an unforced flexibility. She effortlessly
utilizes an impressive rang; leaping from
warm, full tones to the highest creaks and
Michael Rosenstein, Cadence (March
"Genetti achieves an unreal quiet glitch
that would send a lot of
contemporary electronic musicians running
to re-program their software."
Michael Anton Parker
"Her elastic chords perform feats that
seem nearly impossible. Genetti moans, shrieks,
bleep, growls, blats, and produces an infinite
number of indescribably subversive sputters."
Steven A. Loewy, All Music Guide
In the Eye of the Ear Sound Art
Animus (Not in the family)
with Eric Leonardson
In the Garden of Earthly Delights
(with Bob Marsh, Spring Garden Music)