PEVOC – Getting new ideas

The Folk Song Lab project takes its influence from different directions. For some days in the end of August, two of the FoSoLa inner circle participated in the ‘Pan-European Voice Conference’ (PEVOC) in Copenhagen. Getting new ideas from presentations such as: Filippa M.B. Lä talking about ‘Augmented feedback of airflow in semi-occluded vocal tract exercises’Continue reading “PEVOC – Getting new ideas”

Rhyme and Rhyming

‘Cognitive strategies in rhyming in new ballads – an improvisatory approach’ was the title of a presentation of Folk Song Lab hold at the conference ‘Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song’. The main focus in the presentation was to illuminate the different methods used for improvising end-rhyme in ballads and how they worked:Continue reading “Rhyme and Rhyming”

Mirror-singing experiment at KMH X-day

This day Folk Song Lab did both a short presentation and invited to an experiment. Letting the the visitors and participants try out “mirror-singing” by mimicking phrases in the moment. The deeply concentrated participants said it was both hard and fun. Looking forward to analyze the recorded data collected! KMH X-day is a meeting pointContinue reading “Mirror-singing experiment at KMH X-day”

Tuning in the landscape

One of the more interesting presentations / workshop at the conference ‘The Multivalent Voice’ in Istanbul was ‘Inner Asia Throat-Singing (Xöömei) Workshop: Perspectives from Tyva and Mongolia’ with Robert O. Beahrs (Center for Advanced Studies in Music, MIAM) and the Mongolian throat-singer Davaadalai Munkhbat. Thanks to simultaneous interpretation from Mongolian – Turkish – English andContinue reading “Tuning in the landscape”

The Multivalent Voice

During the conference ‘The Multivalent Voice’ in Istanbul, Turkey the Folk Song Lab project were presented. Many interested participants did attend and posed questions and comments on the project. The conference had a broad approach to the Voice including also social keynotes on the importance of having a voice also in society. However the main-partContinue reading “The Multivalent Voice”

Folk Song Lab @ VoCon @ PJP @ AEC

It is wonderful to do a session of Folk Song Lab with a totally new group of people. Today this happened with a group of singers from different countries and genres at the VoCon meeting during the annual PJP (Pop & Jazz Plattform) conference under AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires). This years the conference wereContinue reading “Folk Song Lab @ VoCon @ PJP @ AEC”