in association with Vertical Pool Productions presents
"Songs as Vehicles"
(experimental choral structures; CD)
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This project developed over three months (two 3-4 hour sessions a week; Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice, 2004). We worked with one song each, self-chosen from our genetic ancestry, to discover and buiild a personal vehicle for expressing that songs mystery. This process happened in solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets and ever-expanding arrays of choral cacophonies. No matter what you hear in this recording, everybody is singing a different song.
We are not improvising in the common theatrical sense of that term. The songs structures are set. However, these structures tend to bend and wander depending on the internal sources we are accessing in the moment. We are not randomly toning. All the sounds you hear stem from each of the songs themselves. We have taken our cues from the jungle birds whose individual songs approach cacophonies of call and response, all the while maintaining their unique integrities. This was the experiment, the process and the goal. -- Antero
Recorded inside the cavernous Marin Headlands bunkers (2004/2005).
The Singers & Their Cultural/Genetic Sources
row, left to right: JoJo
Razor (Scotland), Lily Nova (France), Julian Simeon
(Philippines), Olga Kupriyanova (Bulgaria), Gary Belanoff (Russia), Robin Coomer
(Ireland), Bottom row, left to right: Nick Walker (Autism), Linda Rose (Sicily),
Antero Alli (Finland), and Sylvi Pickering-Alli (the Deep South, USA).
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Song-as-Vehicle Lab page
overview and techniques employed
The Embodied Voice process
Sylvi Alli interviewed on the Embodied Voice Process
Paratheatre Video Documents on dvd
"Dreambody Earthbody", "Orphans of Delirium"
infrequently asked questions
from "Songs as Vehicles"
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