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The Oceanographies Lecture Series: Lecture #1 at Vrijstaat 'O, Ostend
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Residency Presentation of the Oceanographies Institute in Q-O2, Brussels
During the residency at Q-O2, Marialena Marouda will collaborate with composer Charlie Usher on the polyphonic performance of the Ocean Conversation scripts and scores. On the one hand, they will work on a compositional method for performing those conversations. Some of their questions are: When and how can speech transform into music and song? How can one play with this threshold? How can the musical relation between two voices be explored? And how can this constellation summon another -third- voice, namely, the one of the ocean, to which the speech refers? A rewriting of the conversations scripts in order to make their musicality more apparent is the second focus point of the residency. In this sense, the scripts of the Ocean Conversations will be transformed into musical scores for two voices.
Oceanographies Workshop #1: The Fish Within, by Johanna Peine
The fish within
Oceanographies Workshop #1
How much of jellyfish, fish or amphibian is still present in the human body and voice? In this workshop we try to get to the bottom of this question by exploring the movements of early phylo - and ontogenesis in connection with the sound of our voice. According to the phoniatrist J.Abitbol, the human larynx developed from the gills of fish. Likewise, our ears were already present in fish. So what distinguishes marine mammals like whales from other fish? Why can they sing ?
In a journey through the evolution of the voice, we will encounter these phenomena and questions in a practical way and at the same time unfold the potential of the voice.
No prior knowledge requested.
The workshop is held in two sessions, 4. April 15h to 19h, and 5. April 10h to 14h. It is possible to attend only one session, but we give priority to people who want to do both.
One session 20€, both sessions 30h. Registration: email@example.com
Johanna Peine is a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a certified opera singer and a state-certified singing teacher with many years of stage and teaching experience. She teaches at the University of the Arts and the Hanns Eisler University in Berlin.