Date: 19 Mar—9 Apr 2022
Cost: £45 for all 3 sessions, or £18 for one
Details: 10am - 12 noon
Run by: Frankie Armstrong
Contact details: 029 2048 0429
Three Saturday morning sessions of 2 hours each exploring the voice (maximum of 15 people)
“fun”; “challenging and liberating”
The themes are:
- Imagination – bringing voice and song fully alive – 19th March
- ReWilding the Voice – 26th March
- Voices of the Archetypes of Myth – 9th April
Imagination – bringing voice and song fully alive (19th March)
Bringing imagination to bear, whether in ‘warmups’ or song interpretation, brings qualities to the voice that ‘paint’ the meaning and mood of a song. Frankie offers some of the exercises and explorations that she has developed to help people bring the voice and songs fully to life.
ReWilding the Voice (26th March)
A chance to play with breath, shakes, hiccups, yodels and slides, and improvise around the sounds we hear in other cultures that allow for more freedom and flexibility in their singing. We use songs and voices from around the world to inspire us to discover different timbres, ornamentation and scales from those we may be most familiar with.
This is not about learning songs, rather it involves exploring vocal styles, such as snake lullabies, goat milking songs, mountain hollers, and of course working in the fields. There is no right or wrong, just the joy of exploration.
Voices of the Archetypes of Myth (9th April)
An exciting way to expand vocal colour, range and expressivity. General body-breath-voice preparation leads into specific preparation for the particular Archetype/s to be explored using movement, visualisation, imagination and vocal exploration. Frankie then guides you through a story (the journey) which gives you the opportunity to inhabit the larger-than-life world of the timeless figures of mythology and legend and to discover the vocal qualities that they evoke.