SCULPTING AIR: VOCAL ADVENTURES IN THE BODY

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to work with cellist/composer/vocalist/all-around wonder, Theresa Wong and deepen your relationship with language through exploring the voice, that instrument that orders the sandwiches and lets us hear the poems.

SCULPTING AIR: VOCAL ADVENTURES IN THE BODY

WORKSHOP WITH THERESA WONG

Sat 1/21 and/or 1/28, 2012, 1-4pm

Berkeley Arts Festival (former storefront turned venue)

2133 University Ave.

$30-60 per class sliding scale

Theresa Wong will lead a workshop exploring the voice through raising awareness of the body. During the workshop, the following topics will be explored: using the breath, singing long tones, awareness of body tension, the location of vibration frequencies and creating sounds via focusing awareness on the body. Simple games of conducting via free movement gestures will be used to generate vocal sounds including textures, melodies, text and noises to allow the voice to take flight into its infinite expressive qualities. The emphasis will not be on ‘having a good voice’, but rather on each individual’s use of their voice in a natural and personal way. Together as a group, we will also come up with different approaches of generating sound which stem from tuning in to one’s own body; for example, ‘giving voice’ to different body parts and incorporating movement as a way to bring a sound to life, or to ‘sculpt air’. We will develop a set of basic sound generating ideas to jump off into more freely structured improvisations as well as explore the organization of these improvistions into compositions as a group. All levels/experience with the voice are welcomed.

TO RESERVE A SPOT, WRITE TO: tree_wong@yahoo.com

1) Name

2) Contact phone

3) Indicate if you will attend on 1/21, 1/28 or both days.

You will receive a reply email with more details.

www.theresawong.org

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