Anais Azul, like Michael Genese, is a founding member of Voices 21c. She sees the mission of the group through a very personal and international lens. Born in Peru, raised in San Francisco and educated at Boston University and the Royal Academy of Music in London, Anais has an eclectic ear and an understanding heart.
Visit her website at anaisazulmc.blogspot.com to delve into the interesting collaborative work she has been doing since her time as a singer/song-writer on the BUMP record label as a teen.
"My favorite collaborative project this past year has been my senior recital: “Mundane Delirium, " a ten song narrative musical theater piece about healing internal psychological turmoil in order to be able to heal the world.
Once I compiled the songs for the piece, a few performers and I brainstormed ideas about creating poetic transitions and developing narrative continuity between the songs. Two poet-musicians and a rapper helped develop aleatoric sections within songs so multiple voices and experiences about internal turmoil were represented.
One of the most rewarding processes of the recital was working with three other vocalists to create improvised harmonies for a musicalized poem I wrote. Exchanging vulnerability with my fellow performer-collaborators in this project was the most fulfilling experience I have ever had."