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The human voice is the oldest instrument of artistic expression and our primary means of day-to-day communication. Cultivating an awareness of vocal ability and understanding the process of removing vocal limitations is a useful undertaking for any person.
In this workshop, we will use extended techniques of contemporary musicians and sound poets, while gaining awareness of multiphonics, as practiced in a number of traditional and non-traditional settings, with particular emphasis on Tuvan throat singing. Instruction in these enriching techniques will be accompanied by discussion of aesthetic concerns related to the musical cultures covered.
By the end of the workshop, individuals will free their voices beyond everyday speaking and singing through an enhanced understanding of the expressive capacity of the voice across cultures.
Audience: Open to all.
An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernistic inquiries into the nature of consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize voice and reeds (primarily bass clarinets and his invention, the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock-and-roll ecstasy.