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Non-Verbal & Non-Linear, Jill Burton’s Singing Creates Spontaneous Soundscapes


Jill Burton has been active as a free, improvisational vocalist and dancer for more than 30 years.  In the 1980's, she lived in New York and was part of the experimental music, dance and performance art scene.  She's collaborated with many avant-garde musicians, including Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, and David First.  She’s performed in Chattanooga several times at events curated by the Shaking Ray Levi Society.

When Burton sings, she does it completely in the moment, improvising her movements and melodies.  She rarely uses words from any recognizable language.  Her voice, often in collaboration with other experimental performers, creates soundscapes that transcend conventional notions of harmony and tonality.

Coming up on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m., she will appear at Chattanooga's Mark Making for a live performancewith Wade Matthews and Evan Lipson.