20th May - Voiceworks

The culmination of the Voiceworks 2010 programme will be live streamed from Wigmore Hall on Thursday 20 May at 18.00.

The performance lasts 45 minutes and is free to attend – do come, listen and support. This is the fourth year of this unique collaboration between poets from the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, and composers, singers and instrumentalists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. New works for voice are created from a long process of exchange, improvisation and practice between October-May, and the resulting songs are a sign of the vibrancy and creative potential of a new generation of work. Many previous participants have gone on to collaborate on projects in Britain and internationally, or have developed their practice in new directions because of their Voiceworks experience, and it’s a chance to encounter their work first, here.

Voiceworks 2010 participants are:

Francisco Coll Garcia, Albert Pellicer, Iria Perestrelo

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Emma Bennett, Adam Crockatt

David Moore, Ben Gwalchmai, Luke Tracey

Raymond Yiu, Kim Patrick, Luis Gomes, Clément Dionet

Patrick Brennan, James Wilkes, Robert Elibay-Hartog

Nick Scott, Frances Kruk, Lucy Hall

Matthew Mendez, Holly Pester, Victor Sicard

The performances are free to attend, but tickets need to be booked in advance (this is very simple to do, and costs nothing).

See: http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/voiceworks-25340 for more information.

The first live streaming of Voiceworks 2010, courtesy of the AHRC and Plushmusic, can be accessed at our new voiceworks.org.uk site which will launch on the same day. It will be later be available by podcast. This digital project, led from CPRC with Guildhall colleagues and partners Wigmore Learning is funded by the AHRC. It is allowing us to: archive materials and make new work available from the last four years of the project; document the ongoing collaborative process as it thinks through the practice and languages of diverse and complex traditions of voice, music composition, and text; record new work as it happens; create a major resource in the field for free access; and generate new kinds of practice, exchange and debate which might find a home on the site.

Contact Carol Watts on c.watts@bbk.ac.uk for more information.

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