San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Taught by Kate Conklin.
Part I (open to all)
We will learn tone production, odd meters, ornamentation and songs from the stunning Bulgarian polyphonic tradition. No previous experience necessary, ability to match pitch highly recommended.
Part II (advanced techniques)
Open to anyone with experience singing Bulgarian music solo or in a group. We will learn more intricate ornamentation, explore regional styles and refine singing techniques. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring something to sing solo or with a group.
Registration for Part 1 (beginners) is $25 for general admission & $20 for Machine Project members.
Registration for Part 1 & Part 2 (advanced techniques) is $35 general admission & $30 for Machine Project members.
Please direct questions to Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org
*NOTE: If you attended the last Bulgarian Machine Workshop- bring your music if you have it!
If you sing solo songs, please considers bringing one or two to sing.
Kate Conklin is a soprano and a leading interpreter of the highly ornamented vocal music of Bulgaria. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria where she performed with the The Academic Folk Choir of the Plovdiv Academy of Music, developed her work in regional solo repertoire, choral literature, conducting and pedagogy. Kate was the vocalist for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” for two years, and now teaches Voice + Alexander Technique in LA and Las Vegas, specializing in the neurobiology of performance practice.