Gelsey Bell is a New York City-based singer, songwriter, and scholar. Her articles have been published in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, TDR/The Drama Review, Tempo, Movement Research Performance Journal and Women & Performance. She has a Ph.D. from New York University in performance studies, and is the reviews editor for The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies and the critical acts co-editor for TDR. Her performance creations have been presented internationally and she is a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts Music/Sound grant. Her works include Bathroom Songs, Scaling, Our Defensive Measurements, This Takes Place Close By (with thingNY), Prisoner’s Song (with Erik Ruin), and the acclaimed adaptation of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives (with Varispeed). Other performance highlights include Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 (on Broadway) and Ghost Quartet, Robert Ashley’s Crash, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River of Fundament, and Gregory Whitehead’s On the Shore Dimly Seen.