"Houle not only owns the many avant vocal styles on display here, she has something unique — sometimes stunningly brilliant — to bring to each of them."
- The Squid's Ear
"Intimate, eerie, electrifying, Treize is a tour de force of vocal improvisation. ...an auspicious debut recording from an attention-riveting artist."
"throwing dictionaries out of windows, the sound of a trombone digging up a grave, ripping out everybody's larynx with your bare hands...a genius example of this audacious approach to music...one of the year’s best albums."
"Houle warbles and scats like some demented cross between Yma Sumac and Slim Gaillard, but also does the Phil Minton thing of squeezing non-musical grunts and sighs from a closed larynx." Sechelt Festival of the Arts
- The Sound Projector
"[Louis Andriessen] was then joined on stage by Vancouver’s powerful and unmatched Viviane Houle. It turns out that she embodies a kind of Kiri Te Kanawa who has swallowed the DNA of Yma Sumac. The heights of Houle’s vocal folds are stratospheric. We get grand opera, French chanteuse, and abstruse, cryptic, and arcane contemporary classic singer capable of anything deeply vocal."
- Vancouver Observer
I am singing for two differeant shows during this wonderful festival - with Stefan Smulovitz and Eyvind Kang on the Friday night more ...
I am singing for two differeant shows during this wonderful festival - with Stefan Smulovitz and Eyvind Kang on the Friday night and with Cody Chancellor, Jennifer Norquist-Chancellor, and Andrew Bate on Sunday. Check out the Festival website for more details.
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