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Conspiracy of Venus is preparing to record a 9-song album with producer Lolly Lewis at Coast Recorders Studios in San Francisco in the Fall. Live recordings, while capturing the energy and spontaneity of our performances, don’t pick up the subtle, beautiful details and the delicate balance of parts in Joyce’s arrangements. We have made multiple live recordings during our 7-year history, and we are ready to take it to the next level with a professionally produced studio album.
Conspiracy of Venus speaks out through our music about political issues from feminism to environmentalism. Our newest composition puts “The Buddha’s Parable of the Burning House,” a poem by Bertolt Brecht set to music by Joyce, into the context of the global discussion on climate change.
We believe that there is meaning behind the music we make, and we strive to share that with the world. Sometimes singing is like extreme spelunking, and sometimes it’s like outer space exploration. We take seriously the idea that change and growth happens through the process of meeting each week and working really hard. We are ready to share our hard work with the world by recording an album.
Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco
Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, we interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. Our repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller.