2014 Year In Review

My, how time flies! 2015 is here and it’s been a while since we’ve let you know what we’re up to. Last year was an exciting year for Cognitive Resonance, which saw the group performing for larger crowds in even larger venues! We really enjoyed seeing those of you who were able to attend our live shows, but for those who couldn’t, we wanted to share some of the highlights.

Starting off in January, we headlined the 7th Annual Wiser A Cappella Jam, our first time performing in the Carolina Theater. It was a great night which put some great vocal talent from area groups on display for a good cause. You would have been amazed at the talent in the room.

Then in March we released our cover of Cosmic Love by Florence + the Machine. Our lead on that song Kristen Clyburn absolutely killed it and we are very happy with how it turned out. Big thanks to Carl Taylor at Liquid 5th Productions for making us sound our best.

Spring exploded with a number of gigs in April. Science and technology was in the air as we performed at the Paradoxos festival in Durham and the UNC Science Festival. These both gave us a chance to sing in front of new and diverse audiences. April also saw us returning to perform a show at MotorCo Music Hall, one of the liveliest venues in Durham, with special guests, Durham Academy’s XIV Hours.

Standing on stage in Kenan Memorial Stadium singing the National Anthem on the Fourth of July was probably the high point of our performances last year. The crowd was huge and took up half of the stadium. It would have been a blast just leaving it at that. However, we found out right before going on stage that we would be singing with fireworks timed to erupt during the song. Precisely when we sang ‘rockets’ red glare’ and ‘bombs bursting in air’, the sky lit up and we were accompanied by explosions. I don’t know how we’re going to top that

In August we returned to another favorite venue, the Carrboro Arts Center, for a concert with our good friends from Atlanta, Catatonic. Fresh off of their Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes win, they really brought an outstanding performance.

After performing again at Chapel Hill’s FestiFall in October, things started to wind down a little. There was something new on the way and preparations had to be made.

A new addition to the a cappella world arrived on November 6th, when Creative Director/Baritone Dave and lead Soprano Kristin brought their daughter Elaina Marie into the world. She has a great trick of babbling in whatever key we’re singing, which is very impressive to hear!

We have some really exciting news to share with you in the coming weeks so please watch this site and connect with us on social media.


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