Vox Vespertinus is a solo project of vocalist Susan DuMett. The name comes from Latin and roughly translates to voice awakening in the evening. Vesper is also a reference to Venus, the evening star and also morning star. It is also an evening prayer.
Intuitive, of-the-moment vocalizations and looping layering of vocals shape this project. Susan often augments the vocal layering with synthesizers and other organic sounds.. No two performances are ever the same for the sound and vibrations that come through are often shaped by the space and people in attendance. In addition to performance, recording, and ritual sounding Susan/VoxV is a private voice mentor and teaches vocal sound healing and voice empowerment to individuals and groups.
Vox Vespertinus is regularly invited to sing and create soundscapes for galleries, dance and theatrical performances and performance art, and projects with themes of the other worldly. She also offers songs and soundings for life milestone and spiritual rituals, including for people transitioning from this world to the next. See Spiritus.
"Vox is NYC surreal edgy beautiful, tribal, refined, unbound and healing."
"Oh her voice is queen of the angels mind blowing mystical..."
"Vox Vespertinus channels the hagiography of exultant vocalists..."
""The voice of an oracle singing the world into being...."
"Vox vespertinus emanates the highest vision of an angelic presence, activating deep cellular awakening by a gorgeous operatic voice ..."
"What she does reminds me of the alien diva in The Fifth Element ..."
"That singing of Vox Vespertinus thing blew my mind. It's that moment that completely made my night - like when you say, "This is why I am." Maybe nobody was listening to what I played but me, but who cares. I had a blast and I was somehow in a trance playing close to that amazing woman with her insane singing. Aaa, I am still high from it… "
"Thank you (Vox Vespertinus) for providing such fitting atmosphere with your haunting music."
Upcoming & Recent Events
June 14: With Kitsune at Parliament, Seattle, WA
May 23: With Kitsune, also on the bill Bill Horist and Queen Schmooquan at Teatro De La Psychomachia.
May 1: Synchronicity: The Cabiri 20th Anniversary Celebration, at Arcadia Seattle
April 20: Unleash The Siren: Liberating Your Voice and Body with Vanessa Skantze at Phiinny Ridge Center
April 20: With Kitsune at Teatro De La Psychomachia.
April 7: Vox V/ Nital Etch/ Celedon with Vanessa Skantze at Teatro De La Psych.
March 1-3 and 8-10:
TIMEAUS, presented by The Cabiri. At Arcadia in Seattle. Musical score and live performance by Celedon, Nital Etch and VoxV. Tickets here.
Feb. 2: IMBOLC Sleep Concert, Portland, Oregon at Azøth with Dematerialize. Also on the bill Soriah, In the Branches and more.
Oct 18-November 3 INTO THE DARK. Musical score by Celedon and VoxV. Live vocal performances by VoxV. Poster by Kiyan Fox.
Featured Music and Video
THE SYLPHS: Video by Susan DuMett, with both her original and stock footage.