Explore connections between voice, body, breath, and the imagination.
Work with voice on the thresholds between sound, spoken word and singing,
Bring the uniqueness of your own musicality and voice to what becomes a co-created community of sound.
Share moments of experiencing and personal story that form the basis of improvised responses.
Throughout the 5 days, attention will be given to harmony, melody, text, rhythm, ensemble work and variations in vocal timbre. Drawing on these elements will enable you to enter the realms of human experiencing using your voice and yourself as an instrument of sensitive responding.
It will be of interest to: People who want to develop their creativity through voice, aspiring and established singers, improvisers, people who sing in choirs, and people who simply have a desire to sing with others and are ready to give it a go.
It will also be of interest to musicians, voice teachers, music therapists, creative arts therapists, playback theatre practitioners and to people who value the immediacy of working in the moment.
Facilitator Hilde Knottenbelt is the originator of Creative Voice and has been evolving this process since 1987. In shaping this workshop she synthesises elements from a number of traditions including the a cappella tradition of unaccompanied harmony singing, playback theatre, group work principles and body-focused therapies.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Hilde is a Director of Psychodrama Australia and is on the teaching faculty of the Melbourne Campus. She is a sessional facilitator at the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy in the Masters programme. Hilde runs regular ongoing Creative Voice groups and residential workshops and has a private practice in voice work, counselling and supervision.