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The body as a sound system with Robert Liethoff
Listening – sounding – becoming vibrational
Nov 28 – Dec 16
mo – fr 8.30 – 10.00
Studio Sonne
120 Euro

Please register here (note the name of the course you want to register for and your name, surname and mobile number).

Do we know what voice is? How do voice and body interact during the act of singing, making sounds and speaking? Can we perceive ourselves as playful instruments where voice and physicality enhance each other? Can we become ‘sound oriented’ and ‘vibrational’?

This workshop is based on the method from the Lichtenberger Institute for Applied Physiology of the Voice. Attention is brought to the vibration, spaciousness and the malleability within the voice.

Essential in this process are cultivating perception, ear training, and the inquiry of one’s own body. There is strong emphasis on sensory regulation for voice production, rather than working with a more old fashioned idea of ‘telling the body what to do in order to …’. 

Through this process, we can develop a rich, spacious and a warm voice within a receptive body and mind.

We could see this practice as a space for inquiry. Therefore essential are: patience, openness and willingness to let go of the urge to achieve something.  A full commitment to all three weeks is necessary to guaranty a fast group development and a deep learning.

Week 1 – listening – sound

Theory

  • introduction physiology of the voice
  • anatomy – focus on the ears
  • introduction sound – sound textures, overtones, sound directions

Practice

  • focus on the invisible:  ‘sound’ – experiencing sound through listening exercises
  • waking up our ears part 1 – becoming familiar with physical listening
  • the breath: using the breath as an instrument of sound.
  • using the voice part 1 – ‘getting familiar with our voices through singing on vowels’
  • hands as compositional instruments – sounding & moving hands meeting ‘the other’

Week 2 – listening – sound – voice

Theory

  • explanation of the function of the larynx – vocal chords in action
  • anatomy – focus on the larynx
  • the diaphragm chain – connection ears – larynx – diaphragm – pelvic floor

Practice

  • focus on the invisible:  ‘sound’ – experiencing sound through listening exercises
  • waking up our ears part 2 – exploring of the different sound shapes in our voice
  • using the voice part 2 – ‘exploring the relationship between body & sound textures
  • using the voice part 3 – ‘waking up the larynx as a listening instrument’
  • hands as compositional instruments – sounding & moving hands meeting ‘the other’

Week 3 – listening – sound – voice – movement

Theory

  • the mouth – less ‘bite’ – more ‘acoustics’
  • anatomy – fascia tissue
  • singing voice & speaking voice – where can they learn from each other?

Practice

  • focus on the invisible: ‘sound’ – experiencing sound through listening exercises
  • using the voice part 4 – mouth acoustics
  • using the voice part 5 – ‘kill’ the socially adapted voice
  • DJing the body – voice & movement introduction
  • hands as compositional instruments – sounding & moving hands meeting ‘the other’