Jaap Blonk has taught workshops in many countries
in Europe, North and South America and Africa.
Voice / Text-Sound / Improvisation
A workshop by Jaap Blonk
A workshop for vocalists and performers who want to explore the inner depths and outer reaches of voice, text, music and sound in an exploratory improvisational framework. We will work in a playful way, using games and improvisational structures. Sometimes we will use short sound poems from the history of that genre and work on interpretations of them.
Working collaboratively, participants will develop materials and strategies for pushing formal and conceptual boundaries to create improvisational compositions.
On the way, we will encounter and practice many extended vocal techniques.
Depending on participants' interests and wishes, we can also go into notation possibilities and writing strategies.
Some vocal ability and the willingness to improvise and explore, are the only prerequisites.
We usually work towards a short collective presentation after the final session of the workshop.
The language of presentation can be English, German or, of course, Dutch.
Questions in French or Spanish will (mostly) also be understood.