For over 10 years I’ve been developing a body of musical works/rituals for untrained voices (solo and choral) that explore alternative ways of engaging with the voice, the body and and one another.
My choral works are simple, participatory pieces that can be learned and performed with a live audience.
They draw on ideas of deep listening, and telepathic transmission, and foster amongst participants an awareness of oneself and physiology, one another’s vibrating bodies, one’s sonic surroundings/environments, and the collective ecstatic energy of the choral entity. They are vessels for active, empathetic listening.
I have performed and led these works at festivals, arts institutions, schools, forests, and in private internationally. Major appearances include Palais de Tokyo, BBC Proms, Latitude Festival, Barbican Centre, Royal College of Art London etc.
I’m proposing to give a participatory performance of this work. Some solo performance, but also choral performances with the audience as participants, in a kind of meta-ritual of experimental and radical vocal exploration and communal singing.
The performance might ideally last for 45-60 minutes, and could happen a number of times during the festival.
BELOW ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM PAST CHORAL AND SOLO PERFORMANCES
Participatory choral music (clips)
Solo performance (clip)