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Voice(s) Workshop and Performance

Year funded: 2015-2016

Project Lead: Dr Sam Belinfante (FAHACS, Director of CAVE)

The project came in two parts: a workshop and a live performance. Both events were hosted in collaboration with Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).

On 3 May, 2016, participants had the rare opportunity to watch a live workshop of new experimental compositions, with soprano Juliet Fraser and staff and students from University of Leeds. These new works were tested live in the cavernous space of The Calder whilst Dr Sam Belinfante led discussions in and around writing for the voice and collaborative ways of working.

Voice(s) Performance – CAVE #5, took place on May 14th, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm at The Calder (The Hepworth Wakefield). Audience members joined acclaimed vocalist Juliet Fraser for an exploration of the multiple voices of a single performer. The performance include a series of new commissions and extant works for soprano and tape/electronics as well as Morton Feldman’s rarely performed Three Voices (1982), a mesmerising, kaleidoscopic tour de force in which the singer performs one part live alongside two (of her own) pre-recorded voices.

Voice(s) is generously supported by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation, and continues with UK performances in Wakefield, Plymouth and London.

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