HEAR, Strasbourg

28 March 2018
Guest at HEAR, Haute école des arts du Rhin, Strasbourg (FR), with the workshop ‘Voix et Espace’ starting at 14:00h until 21:00h. Part of the event ‘PHYSIQUE(S) DU SON’. Public presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 20:00h. Free entrance.


About ‘Voice and Space’ workshop
For more than ten years Janneke van der Putten’s own voice has been an essential medium
for her interactions with landscape, space and contexts, in connection with e.g. natural
phenomena, mythologies, cycles and time. In addition to her studies of textile design and
Artistic Research Janneke van der Putten learned the North Indian singing “Dhrupad” with
Amelia Cuni and Marianne Svašek in Berlin and Rotterdam. The learned technique has
been essential for her understanding of the voice as a physical experience and less as a
medium for speech or even singing. – “How can I travel with my voice, my jaw, tongue,
spittle, and breath?”

This workshop explores the voice in relation to a spatial experience. Through a Deep Listening
session and blind-folded sound walk we will explore our senses and become more aware of our own
body, movements and sounds. We will continue with a simple body warm up followed up by a basic
vocal exercise. The workshop will consist of group interventions and performances, exploring the
acoustics and characteristics of the space, using amongst other our own voices. We will reflect in
drawing and conversation.

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