Voice workshop with SHELLEY HIRSCH
November 12 and 13 of 2018 | 15h00 until 19h00 |
O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa |
VOICE WORKSHOP WITH SHELLEY HIRSCH
In November, singer and songwriter Shelley Hirsch will conduct a voice workshop titled "Release Your 1000 Voices" at O'culto da Ajuda.
Participation: 50 € / person
Target audience: vocalists, musicians, actors, teachers, poets, sound artists, visual artists, storytellers of all levels.
Maximum number of participants: 12
Deadline for registration: November 10, 2018
The workshop focuses on :
- locating resonances in the body, in the room;
- using movement to thrust one into voicing, triggering memory and creating narrative both verbal and abstract;
- improvising with an expanded vocabulary which includes extended techniques, and stretching your instrument in unexpected ways in hopefully uncharted territory.
"Going as far back as her childhood, Hirsch relentlessly mines her life experiences, concocting brilliant collage-like reminiscences that are alternately, and sometimes simultaneously, disquieting and euphoric. Embracing archetypal personas such as Blanche Dubois, she weaves their reinvented essences into the maze of associations conjured by her alchemical compositions. Investigating immediate consciousness, memory consciousness, and image-making consciousness, she becomes a producer of sonic images, recycling the discarded and the strange. Her remarkably unfettered access to the motherlode of automatism enhances her gift of spontaneous ingenuity.
Hirsch's command of extended vocal techniques imparts enormous variety to her music. The tone of her voice can range from audacious vulnerability, to charismatic intimacy (especially in the story-telling segments), to hallucinatory excursions floating effortlessly out of the spoken/sung voice and into pure Hirschian singing. Such transitions always remain viscerally connected to the text and in context. (From Anne LeBarons essay /Surrealism in post modern music Garland Press)