The body as a sound system – 10 week course
Feb 14 – Apr 17, 2016
Sundays 15.30-17.15 at Studio Sonne
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These intensive voice classes are based on the method from the Lichtenberger Institute for Applied Physiology of the Voice. It draws considerable attention to an understanding of the sensory relationship between the nervous system and the sound of the voice, as well to a healthy vocal functioning.
Through preparing the body for a state of receptivity we will delicately establish contact with our inner ears and our larynx while awakening the deeper tissues of the vocal chords. Perceiving and listening instead of expressing outwardly – tuning in, not out – will play a major role in this process. We engage our full physical listening potential in order to enrich the sound of our voice.
Can we play with the idea that a tone starts ‘as a spark’ in between our ears? Can we learn to trust the higher frequencies of the overtones to enrich the quality of our sound? How efficient can we become? In short: instead of using exercises to control the voice we focus on how to be guided by sound sensory perception.
We could see this practice as a space for inquiry. Therefore patience, openness and willingness to let go of the urge to achieve something are essential. A commitment to the full ten weeks is necessary to guarantee fast group development and deep learning.
Robert Liethoff is an actor/director and voice movement teacher from the Netherlands. His work draws on the aspects of voice physiology as a departure point for the development of sound-oriented body work. He is currently collaborating with DJs and sound composers in brainstorming new modalities of listening and composing electronic music through an acoustic experience of the body.