Performer

Gelsey Bell performs primarily as a vocalist, actress, and multi-instrumentalist. She often collaborates with living composers to develop new works in experimental opera, musical theater, new music, creative music, and sound art. Many of these works involve improvisation. She is also a primary performer for her own works. (For more on that, see the COMPOSER section.) In addition to her voice, Gelsey plays (with limited ability) piano, synthesizers, daxophone, metallophone, celtic harp, accordion, electronics, percussion, and objects.

Performances

shuffleyamamba: Yamamba as a Bear - Yasuko Yokoshi with Gelsey Bell

Vocalist and Composer

DANCE-THEATER

Yokohama Dance Collective Festival, Yokohama, Japan, 2021

Rainbird - Mallory Catlett and Aaron Siegel

Beatrice Rainbird

OPERA

Concert, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY, 2021

Improvement - Robert Ashley

Linda

OPERA

The Kitchen, New York, NY, 2019

Video and Album available.

Wealth from the Salt Seas - Anna Sperber with Gelsey Bell

Performer and Composer

DANCE

The Chocolate Factory, Long Island City, NY, 2018

Video available.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 - Dave Malloy

Princess Mary/Opera Singer/Maidservant

MUSICAL

Broadway, Imperial Theater, New York, NY, 2016-2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Cambridge, MA, 2015-2016

Kazino, New York, NY, 2013

Ars Nova, New York, NY, 2012

Original Cast Album and Broadway Cast Album available.

On the Shore Dimly Seen - Gregory Whitehead

Vocalist and Improviser

RADIO

Soundproof, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2015

Recording available.