Workshop led by Anna Homler (USA)
"This workshop is an exploration than a teaching. What participants will learn is a different approach to sound making. Individually and with partners we will explore the effect of sound and breath on our bodies. People will find their own interior languages and songs. They sing to themselves and to each other. They will swallow sounds. We will be making sounds, sitting and lying down. Bring large scarves big enough to cover heads completely, wear loose comfortable clothing. We will be taking off our shoes."
Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates perceptual interventions by using language as music and objects as instruments.
Since 1982 she has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman, and Sylvia Hallett, among others