Today the session were inspired by a short film from a morning walk in the woods. Improvisation by meandering. Fun and Fascinating! A small video will be posted soon.
Today Folk Song Lab has tried both meandering and singing in ballad-form with a pulse. Kind of tricky – but super-fun. We will post our ‘findings’ soon. To meet through Zoom makes this possible, but its always a bit crazy.
In todays session, we started a new era in the project, by setting a goal to record videos in Folk Song Lab IVL – in virtual reality. Question arises – How to deal with latency? Is latency even to be considered a friend? Until next week a ‘shadow-singing’ video will be created! Here is howContinue reading “Folk Song Lab IVL”
How do we use our breath to apply to the phrasing in mirror-singing? And what happens to the breathing pattern when turning over to meandering? Are there any differences? And how do different breathing habits affect the turn-taking in Q&A? This is questions that we are curious to know a little bit more about. SoContinue reading “Breathing high and low”
Today we have done a kind of first experimenting with using measuring tools for finding how the pulse and the breathing pattern changes during a session. This could be the way into finding how to measure group flow. Could it be that the breathing gets deeper during a session? It would be amazing to figureContinue reading “Heartbeat and breathe in Folk Song Lab”
Time for three days of recordings in the primary studio at KMH with the inner circle FoSoLa. Mirror-singing. Q&A. Meandering. Story-board. Kyrie. Herding call. Soundscape etc. were some of the improvising methods that we used. All recordings were made as a regular session, meaning at least 20 minuts in a stretch. Also did some recordingsContinue reading “Studio Recording of FoSoLa”
Today we, FoSoLa, the inner circle of Folk Song Lab has improvised the whole day. The astonishing ‘Körsalen’ (Choir Room) is a perfect both physical place and temporal space for experimenting. Giving the feeling of full view as well as seclusion.
Improvising from different input is always exciting. Today we used a stilleben as an input for forming a story. As usual it is hard to rhyme. But we get better at it as we go.
Today we had the opportunity to learn a bit on overtone singing from the wonderful Anna-Maria Hefele who visited for a workshop as part of the World Voice Day.
Using different input and inspiration is vital to the sessions of folk song lab. Today we experimented with using ‘waulking songs’ as inspiration for singing. ‘Waulking songs’ is narrative singing while waulking the fabric e.g. tweed on the Hebrides. We use input from traditional singing as in this wonderful video.