Imitation of Wind / voice workshops by AGF 2012

The voice is THE human instrument. In expanding its meaning, listening to and deconstructing it, we learn about our body, our kind, we grow, gain awareness.

Antye Greie (AGF) works with a groups of people with voice, space, processing and editing.

No previous experiences are required for this workshops. The workshops are open for all people all ages, interested in experiments between voice, perception, sound processing.

(excerpt wikipedia) The human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds. Its frequency ranges from about 60 to 7000 Hz. The mechanism for generating the human voice can be subdivided into three parts; the lungs, the vocal folds within the larynx, and the articulators. The lung (the pump) must produce adequate airflow and air pressure to vibrate vocal folds (this air pressure is the fuel of the voice). The vocal folds (vocal cords) are a vibrating valve that chops up the airflow from the lungs into audible pulses that form the laryngeal sound source. The muscles of the larynx adjust the length and tension of the vocal folds to ‘fine tune’ pitch and tone. The articulators (the parts of the vocal tract above the larynx consisting of tongue, palate, cheek, lips, etc.) articulate and filter the sound emanating from the larynx and to some degree can interact with the laryngeal airflow to strengthen it or weaken it as a sound source. The vocal folds, in combination with the articulators, are capable of producing highly intricate arrays of sound. The tone of voice may be modulated to suggest emotions such as anger, surprise or contentment.

Antye Greie is a vocalist, poetess, sound artist and producer. Working with strangers for a couple of years now through voice experiments they result in audio recordings. It is not about singing rather voicing. Its not about performance but a listening result.

Inspired by an ancient art form called Yoik of the Sami tribe (stateless folk in northern Scandinavia) Greie started to imitate and voice along wind, waves, weather. On the other hand through the subtle and careful work with Eliane Radigue Greie is looking for a rather contained and organized sound in the wide field of vocal expression.

In 2011 Greie formed a community choir called Kaiku in Hailuoto, Finland. The group has created and practiced a series of sound pieces as well as poetry experiments.

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