The musical duo of Vickie Dodd and James Hoskins explores new musical territory that is at once organic and otherworldly.
Vickie is a vocalist, a pioneer in the art of sound healing and a musician who has taught and performed internationally. She intuitively draws inspiration from the people and environment around her, channeling this into improvised vocalization, with a four-octave range that spans throat singing and many other techniques.
The unique human connection of Vickie’s voice is matched by James Hoskins on cello. A prolific artist whose work has ranged from classical, free improvisation, jazz and Eastern European to experimental, James joins polished technique with a soft instinctual touch that is rare among classically-trained musicians. They’ve recorded over a dozen albums between them.
Together, Vickie and James spontaneously generate an improvised soundscape that is unlike any other and changes throughout each performance. They’ve known each other for 25 years, and that link manifests in the smooth transformations of their music. Their new album, Found Sound, is their first Right Brain Records recording, and captures the improvised magic of their musical connection.
Keith Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews:
“Unique… expressive… therapeautic… I invite other listeners to engage themselves down this enlightening path.”