Co-voicing workshop with Irena Tomazin

CRVENA in cooperation with EMANET (www.emanat.si)

financially supported by European Cultural Foundation (www.culturalfoundation.eu)

CO-VOICING WORKSHOP WITH IRENA TOMAZIN

(Sarajevo, 25-th and 26-th of May 2013)

Facilities: Center for Medial and Cultural Decontamination (http://www.efm.ba/ckmd) Sarajevo University Campus ex Marshal Tito Baracks

Voice has many bodies, the body has many voices. Thus, they are never left one without the other. Height depends on how low one stands, deepness on how high one’s imagination can fly. How do you feel that you are in tune? You feel it as something vibrating between the ribs when someone else is singing. A bit higher or a bit lower. Depending on the body you are in. Depending on which voice you sing in, in which voice you hear… Another way of feeling it is that you feel nothing – because you are no longer there, the whole of you is in the singing. When you forget your lines, you are knocking on the doors of improvisation, innovation, or some other iiii, which you, thank song, have forgotten. When you are out of tune, you are out. Still, within this you may hear a voice, which escapes you and wants to play with you. If you have a text, but not yet a melody, simply place yourself in silence and listen to it until your humming seduces the rhythm to bite your body. You need to have courage to hear yourself. Do not hesitate, open the door and start playing.

“Glas ima mnogo tijela, a tijelo ima mnogo glasova. Dakle, nikad ne nedostaje jednog drugome. Visina glasa ovisi o tome koliko duboko stojiš, a dubina ovisi o tome koliko ti visoko mašta skače. Osjećaš da si u suglasju, tako što netko drugi pored tebe pjeva, a tebi nešto među rebrima vibrira. Malo više ili malo niže. Ovisno o tome u kojem si tijelu. Ovisno, u kojem glasu pjevaš, u kojem slušaš…Ili, to osjetiš jednostavno tako da ne osjećaš ništa – jer te više nema, sav/sva si u pjevanju. Zatim, u trenutku kad zaboraviš tekst, kucaš na vrata kroz koja stupa improvizacija, inovacija, i mogli bismo naći još zvučnih riječi na i, ali zahvaljući glazbi, zaboravljamo na to. Stoga, samo prati ritam. I ostalo će doći. Kad si u falšu, u falšu si. Ili, unutar toga možda bi mogla/mogao čuti glas koji bježi od tebe i koji se želi igrati s tobom. Ako imaš tekst, ali nemaš melodiju, trebaš samo poduprijeti i izdržati tišinu – trebaš je slušati dok god je potrebno da mrmljanje ne postane ritam, melodija, dok te ne zavede i konačno ugrize za tijelo. Da bi se čuo, trebaš biti hrabra/hrabar. Samo otvori vrata i počni se igrati.“

Sound performance (https://soundcloud.com/radio-crvena-antena/voicing-sound-performance)

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