Allison Clendaniel is an interdisciplinary artist reborn in Baltimore, MD. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, healing, movement, and theatre.

 

Performative Work

Fruits, Performer; Black Cherry Puppet Theatre - 2017

Puppet show; written and directed by Madison Coan and Rjyan Kidwell

In the Womb of the Everywhere Room, Devising Performer; Creative Alliance —2017

Musical, dance, and visual installation with Elizabeth Downing 

The Flower Queen, Devising Performer, Co-director; The Yellow Sign Theatre — 2016

Stage play co-directed with Connor Kizer; written by Connor Kizer; music by the Flowery

Incantations: a healing project; Devising Performer; Jordan Faye Contemporary — 2016 

Night of music, electronics, and group meditation at the Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery 

Music in Similar Motion, Performer; Fields Festival — 2016

Phillip Glass Ensemble led by Rod Hamilton

Adams Run, Performer; Rhymes With Opera — 2016

Video Opera by Ruby Fulton

An Evening of Cello and Voice; Performer; Fifth Dimension — 2016

A night of original Kate Porter cello/voice pieces

Cake Lady, Performer & Director; Transmodern Festival — 2015

Musical vibration project with Elizabeth Downing

A Small Handful, Performer & Director; Annex Theatre —2015

A peep show of music for unaccompanied soprano at the Annex Theatre Gala

Seasonings: A Musical Menu; Annex Theatre — 2015

Written and directed by Connor M. Kizer and Rjyan Kidwell            

                                 

Roy Makker, Devising Performer, Set & Technical Design; Transmodern Festival 2014

Devised by Connor M. Kizer, Ruby Fulton, and Allison Clendaniel. Installations at Lexington Market, Facebook, and Current Gallery

Ned Rorem Paris Diaries; Devising Performer — 2014

Written and directed by Allison Clendaniel and Anais Naharro-Murphy

The Magic Flute, Performer; Annex Theatre — 2014

Directed by Evan Moritz

Mount Calvary Choir, Soprano; Mount Calvary Catholic Church — 2008-…

Choir led by Dr. Allen Buskirk specializing in music of the renaissance

 

Musical Collaborations

Nudie Suits

& Projects Exploratory Pop Music (Voice, Synth, Electronics, and Violin) with Ruby Fulton on Ehse  Records. Notable Performances include: US Tour 2015, 2016; Fields Festival; New Music Gathering

the Flowery

Psychedlic Jazz Duo (Voice, Electronics, Trumpet and Toys) with Connor Kizer. Notable Performances: The Flower Queen and Annex Fundraiser

Mount Calvary Choir

Renaissance ensemble led by Dr. Allen Buskirk

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

Improvisatory hip-hip led by Erik Spangler and Wendell Patrick

Embody Vocal Lab

Improvisatory, exploratory vocal lab led by Shodekeh Talifero 

Rhymes With Opera

Opera company specializing in the performance of new works

The Beast Boyz

Comedy/Pop duo with Carly Bales

Independent interpreter of classical and avant-garde compositions

Everywhere; always

 

Recordings

The Flower Queen, the Flowery; 2016

Flatland, Allison Clendaniel and Nudie Suits; 2016

Podcasts on Process, Allison Clendaniel and Ruby Fulton; 2015

Summer Fun, Nudie Suits; 2015

America, Dan Deacon; 2013

 

Music for Stage

The Flower Queen, the Flowery; 2016

Flatland, Allison Clendaniel and Nudie Suits; 2016

 

Education

Meredith Monk Retreat at Garrison Institute; 2016

Globus Hystericus: Red Nose Clown Workshop; 2016

Toronto Creative Music Lab; 2016

Peabody Institute; 2008-2012

B.M. Vocal Performance

 

Festivals & Residencies

New Music Gathering; 2016

Nudie Suits

Toronto Creative Music Lab; 2016

Fields Festival; 2016

Nudie Suits, The Creepers, Dan Deacon Ensemble

Garrison Institute; 2016

Meredith Monk Workshop

Transmodern Festival; 2015, 2016

Roy Makker, Cake Lady

College Light Theatre Company; 2012

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival; 2011

 

Awards

City Paper Top 10 Albums of 2015 

(Nudie Suits, Summer Fun)

Sylvia Green Vocal Competition; 2012

(Finalist)

Michael R. Bloomberg Scholarship Fund; 2008-2012

Jephsen Educational Trust Fund; 2008-2012

NATS Regional; 2010, 2011, 2012

Lee Mitchell Vocal Scholarship; 2008-2012

Edna Postels Scholarship; 2008-2012