17 febbraio 2010

Dal 26 al 28 febbraio prossimi Phil Minton è a Bologna con Feral Choir per un seminario e concerto presso la Scuola Popolare di Musica 'Ivan Illich'.
Informazioni: tel. 051 357753, info@spmii.it

"The Feral Choir project is a series of vocal workshops with non-professionals, leading up to performances. It originated in the late 1980's when I was asked to do some workshops with 'non-singers' in the Musik Centrum Stockholm. The success of these led me to develop the idea further. The choir consists of a three day workshop and performance, not only for singers but for anyone who takes a delight in the freedom to experiment. I encourage participants to take a vocal leap and explore all vocal possibilities through exercises and improvisations, over the workshop period, leading to a concert. Some of the choirs have been made up of professionals, sometimes actors and musicians, but many have been amateur groups with no previous musical interest or experience. These have been particularly rewarding, as has the work with teenagers in Belgium and Holland, and the responses from the participants have been overwhelmingly positive. My recent experience of working with singers, many of whom think they cannot sing, has strengthened my conviction that the human voice is capable of so much more than is generally understood. In the workshops I have encouraged participants to realise that anyone who can breath, is capable of producing sounds that give a positive aesthetic contribution to the human condition and many of these contributions are without any cultural influences or references." (Phil Minton)