Four Explorations in Vocal Territory
It’s an amazing thing when your thoughts, movements, emotions, and sensations “become sound.”
A workshop for everyone. No previous experience required.
To work with the voice is to work on yourself. Our objective is to develop playful and transformative ways of doing this fundamental work. We’ll study four sets of concepts and exercises related to the voice.
- Face, lips, tongue, jaw. Two approaches to open up your face and coordinate your responses to speech tasks.
- The vowel. A seemingly simple concept and a seemingly innocent exercise will transform the way you express yourself.
- The consonant. We’ll practice a series of exercises to integrate the linguistic and biological dimensions of sound-making.
- Vocal vibrations. We’ll learn and practice four or five little sequences of sounds that will heighten your awareness of how your voice energizes your whole self.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3. From 10 AM to 4 PM, with a one-hour lunch break.
Where? Ripley-Grier Studios, 939 8th Avenue (between 55th and 56th). Click here for a map. Many shops and restaurants nearby. Subway: Take the A, B, C, D, or 1 lines to 59th St./Columbus Circle; or the N, R, Q, or W subway lines to 57th St./7th Avenue.
For Whom: Anyone interested in skills of observation, creativity, mindfulness, and adaptability. Limited to 12 participants. Past participants have included artists, musicians, writers, health professionals, public speakers, and creative individuals.
How Much: $300. Payment ensures your registration. Cancellations are cost-free up to April 15, when payments become non-refundable unless someone else takes your place. Email me if you'd like to register or to if you have any questions.