• Subject : Vocal Practice
  • No. of Sessions : 1
  • Time Schedule : 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Dates : 14 October 2009 | 16 October 2009

  • Fee : AED 150.00
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : Clare Lesser
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:

    Fusing art and music, the graphic scores of the 1950s and ‘60s offer a rich variety of dramatic performance opportunities. Taking three of the best known examples of graphic scores – Cathy Barbarian’s Stripsody, John Cage’s Aria and Cornelius Carew’s Treatise this practical workshop will focus on the creative processes involved in realizing these fascinating works. The session will conclude with performances of all three works by the participants. 
    This workshop will provide valuable experience in improvisation, interpretation, and performance skills for singers and actors, audition and recital students as well as anybody with an interest in the aesthetics of avant-garde music. All you need is your voice and your imagination!
    Clare Lesser studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, Birmingham University and Birmingham Conservatoire. Then, at the University of Sussex, she completed groundbreaking research on the music of B.A. Zimmermann. She specializes in the performance of 20th and 21st century music, and has collaborated with many composers on new works, giving over fifty premieres. She has recorded Lieder by Wolfgang Rihm, chamber music by Richard Emsley, the works for solo soprano and soprano with instrumental trio by Michael Finnissy, and many other contemporary classics.  She has performed throughout Europe, including at the Edinburgh and Avignon International Festivals. She was nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society Singing Award in 2003.