The Academy of Opera conference on Contemporary Vocal Arts Training.
A three-day conference on renewing the opera form through new pedagogical practices that expand the role of the singer.
Registration in advance is required. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 27. August
10:00-10:15 - Welcome and introduction, Dean Anna Einarsson
10:15-11:00 - Physical warm-up with Kari Anne Bjerkestrand
11:15-12:30 - Workshop with Alex Nowitz (DE) - "Voicescapes - shaping vocal textures and building collective group structures"
12:30-13.30 - Lunch
13:30-14:30 - Keynote lecture/demo - Franziska Baumann (CH) - "Embodied Vocal Performance with Sensor technology"
14:45-15:45 - Discussion - "Teaching Extended Voice Practices - moderator, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, NTA
Saturday 28. August
10.00-12.30 - Workshop with Franziska Baumann (CH) "Acoustic improvisation with opera and non-opera singers"
12:30-13:30 - Lunch
13.30-14.15 - Lecture -Alexander R. Jensenius, UiO - "Technology and the opera stage"
14.30 - 15.15 - Lecture/performance - Alex Nowitz (DE) - "Unleashing the Machined Voice: Assemblages of Multivocal and Schizophonic Practices"
15.30-16.15 - Discussion - "Embodied Voice: the extended roles of today´s opera singers" - moderator, Kristin Norderval, KHiO
Sunday 29. August
11:00-12:30 - Workshop with Kristin Norderval - "Introducing opera singers to vocal processing"
12.30-13.30 - Lunch
14.30-15.30 - Discussion - "Development of new opera, new pedagogy and new models for collaboration" - moderator, Toril Carlsen, KHiO
Conference Hosts: The Academy of Opera (KHiO) in cooperation with UiO and VoxLAB.