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Voice as Practice 2019

Voice as Practice

Instrument of the Heart
  • Meredith Monk,
  • Ellen Fisher,

All-inclusive program package to include:

  • Tuition
  • Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Signature classes and wellness offerings
Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.
 

Program Description

The voice, the original human instrument, expresses an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don't have words.



With careful instruction and supportive guidance from Meredith Monk-celebrated internationally for over 50 years and hailed as "a magician of the voice"-together with Ellen Fisher, a member of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, you will tap into landscapes of sound. Together, in this workshop you will unearth feelings, energies, and memories that could not otherwise be expressed.



This is a rare opportunity to uncover your unique voice with methods developed by a pioneering composer who is also a longtime Buddhist practitioner.



You will learn:



  • How voice, movement, and image intersect to reveal your own richness
  • To engage a meditative focus on the breath, letting the outbreath expand into sound, tone, and resonance to reveal your unique vocal qualities
  • Exercises to deepen your listening and awareness of the inspiration around you.


The playful aspect of creation and the joy of discovering your unique sound will be emphasized as a way of connecting you to the healing power of the voice. During the workshop, Meredith will also give a talk on the relationship she has crafted between her Buddhist practice and her art.



You will return home with a deeper, more heartfelt connection to your voice and the potential it holds.

Presented by

  • Meredith MonkAbout Meredith Monk |Performing arts pioneer
    Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, film, and installations. Considered one of the most significant and influential creative forces in the performing arts of the past 50 years, she is a pioneer of what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance." Her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.
  • Ellen FisherAbout Ellen Fisher |Interdisciplinary artist

    Ellen Fisher is a movement-based performance artist whose work integrates gestural actions with visual elements such as film and shadow play. She has received ACCNY grants and a Fulbright Fellowship for her performance work and funding grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Jerome Foundation for her solo work.

Why Attend

  • Free your authentic voice in a rare opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and celebrated interdisciplinary artists of our time.
  • Find full expression for what you want in life by releasing inhibitions and accessing the power and potential of your voice.
  • Expand your expressive abilities with a playful, mindful approach to vocal liberation.

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Prerequisites
None required.
Experience Level
None required.
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