A Vocal Improvisation Weekend

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Nevern Village Hall

Nevern

Newport

SA42 0NB

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Vocal Improvisation is a thrilling, challenging, ancient, and contemporary approach to singing, alone and with others.

It is among the most challenging things that a singer can do. The musical map provided by a composition, song, choir or band is removed. So like advanced jazz instrumentalists, we internalise the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic map, and use it to make emergent music in and of the moment, alone and with others. It's fun, it's thrilling, it can be healing, some hold it as sacred. (I do.) It requires a solid vocal and musical starting point, so this is typically not appropriate for an inexperienced singer.

Here is a short video about this work.

During the weekend we'll use forms that help singers create intricate sound baskets, drop deeply into the resonant body and bring out the voice in its fullness, to share through solo and collaborative vocal improvisation.

Briony, recently described as "the Rolls Royce of voice teachers", draws from the contemporary American lineage of collaborative vocal improvisation. She has been a performing lead and solo vocalist since the age of 11, and leading singing workshops for fifteen years. She now teaches and performs vocal improvisation internationally. She teaches weekend, week-long and year-long courses to intermediate and advanced vocalists. With her California-based quintet, The Elements, she recently released the world’s first ever entirely improvised 5 voice album, entitled Listen.

Students have said:

“One of the most powerful experiences of my life! I feel changed on a cellular level!” (ok it was a 4 day retreat not a weekend…)

“Some singing teachers teach you sing with your voice. Briony teaches you to sing with your heart and sing from your soul.”

“It was seriously fun, crazy, inspiring, opening and meditative, all at the same time.”

“You made it feel like a womb. Protected, loved, nourished, warm and holding.”


Limited to 16 places.

Please direct questions to Dee@brionygreenhill.com.

www.brionygreenhill.com

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