The Voices From Within: A creative vocal workshop

Sunday, April 24th
1-3pm

Led by Carmina Escobar

The voices from within is a vocal workshop that offers the opportunity to explore the voice in its many manifolds expressions. Through physical and active exercises the aim is to introduce the resources to build up a healthy joyful vocal phonation in order to develop a technique that helps the performance of any vocal demand or just to discover and play with your voice, its sounds, its melodies and its noises. The Voices From Within workshop is set on the basis of group work and games.

Topics:
· Introduction to a healthy vocal technique, covering all the aspects of the phonating mechanism as breathing, awareness of the body and the resonators.

· Exploration of the different possibilities of color and texture of the voice (your voice).

· Conducted vocal improvisations.

Directed to:
Anyone interested in the voice. For ages 10 and up.

Materials:
· Comfortable clothes

· A bottle of water

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Carmina Escobar is a singer, performance and multimedia artist from Mexico City that has collaborated in many different projects, which explore a diversity of sonorous languages such as medieval music, opera, contemporary music, folk music, electronic music, improvised music and experimental trends involving interdisciplinary collaborations and multimedia. As a soloist she has performed concerts of contemporary repertoire for solo voice, the premieres of works by young composers and performances of her own compositions. She has appeared in diverse forums and festivals all around the Mexican Republic, USA and Europe collaborating with artists of diverse disciplines. She has facilitated vocal workshops in Mexico City, Mexicali, Queretaro, La Paz Baja California, Mérida Yucatán, Los Angeles, New York and the Czech Republic.

These programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.