Courtesy of Vivienne Aerts
To celebrate the launch of her new album, Typuhthâng, Vivienne Aerts has exciting events lined up in New York. The artist will perform at the NL-Club and Triad Theater.
From 7:30-9:15 PM, The NL-Club will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with music, featuring Dutch vocalist, performer, composer Vivienne Aerts and her newly released album ‘Typuhthâng’ (pronunciation: Type-of-thing).
The event will present live music from an all-female band as well as informative components and audiovisual storytelling. Since the music and Original Beans’ chocolate are intertwined with each other, you can expect to taste chocolate, as well as other sweet applications of the chocolate, complimentary to the attendees of the show. During the event there is the possibility to purchase an exclusive edition as well as the non-exclusive edition of the album ‘Typuhthâng’ ; both come with a bar of Original Beans Femmes de Virunga chocolate. Get tickets here.
The Triad Theater also presents a concert by Vivienne Aerts, with a similar option to purchase the album ‘Typuhthâng’ . This event is made possible by the Greater New York chapter of Fulbright Association. Get tickets here.
Vivienne Aerts is a Dutch New York-based vocalist, conductor, and composer with a focus on electronics and multi-sensory experience design. She studied on a Fulbright and graduated Suma Cum Laude at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) where she worked with renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci. Since then, Vivienne has shared the stage with both national and international Jazz icons such as Lee Konitz, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Peter Erskine, and Florian Weber. Vivienne released her first album Roofgarden in 2009 and her second album Polaroid in 2012. Vivienne has been residing in New York City since 2015 where has performed at the Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz Standard, Metropolitan room and Mezrow. Together with her husband she organizes events and performances under the name Vervool using jazz, haute cuisine, and modern art.
Vivienne Aerts also works with Kenny Werner and the Effortless Mastery Institute at Berklee. Before moving to America, she graduated as a jazz/pop choir conductor and got a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology after which she worked several years as a psychologist, a teacher, and a conductor of several choirs besides performing with different bands as a singer. In 2018 she spoke at the National Fulbright conference in Mexico at two TEDx events and recorded on Kenny Werner’s 2019 Vinyl release Church On Mars with Dave Liebman, Terri Lyne Carrington and James Genus for NewVelle records.
‘Typuhthâng’ features 3 sampled soundscapes made from field recordings from Virunga State Park, Congo and 6 original songs with arrangements by Vivienne, Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Ines Velasco Montiel, Ga Young Bae, Linnea Lundgren, Camila Meza and Mariel Roberts as well as recordings by 100 female musicians from over 40 countries. The new album is in collaboration with Dutch brand Original Beans Chocolate and aims to empower the female cacao farmers of Virunga State Park in DR Congo and replant the rainforest, through their project of ‘Femmes de Virunga’. Preorder the album here.
Clip from the song ‘Just go,” on Vivienne Aert’s new album.