"This workshop is an exploration rather than a teaching. What participants will learn is a different approach to sound making. Individually and with partners we will explore the effect of sound and breath on our bodies. People will find their own interior languages and songs. They will sing to themselves and to each other. They will swallow sounds. We will be making sounds, sitting and lying down. Bring large scarves big enough to cover heads completely, wear loose comfortable clothing and blankets to lie on the floor. We will be taking off our shoes."
Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates perceptual interventions by using language as music and objects as instruments.
Since 1982 she has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman, and Sylvia Hallett, among others.
Workshop time: 1-4pm
Workshop fee: 300 CZK
Maximum 20 participants
Registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepared in collaboration with Unijazz and Festival Alternativa. Anna Homler is going personally present an exhibition of photographs documenting one of her installations – Pharmacia Poetica on 10 Nov at 7pm in the Reading Room of Unijazz.
Please, note, that another vocal Alternativa Festival workshop by Laurie Amat, an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher, will be held next day on Sunday from 11.30 to 4pm at Unijazz. Registration necessary by e-mail at: email@example.com