Folk Song Lab IVL

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”

Breathing high and low

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”

Heartbeat and breathe in Folk Song Lab

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”

Studio Recording of FoSoLa

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”

waulking songs in folk song lab

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.