Inside outside sound: Intuitive sound lab
When: Tuesday 15:15- 16:45
Where: Outside (meet in the Lobby)
An exploration modalities for sound-making and dialogue that might include the intuitive, the beyond-rational and the feeling.
If we admit that our voices and dialogue have become dominated by the culture of ‘Logos’ and the rational (even in song)*, what would it mean to begin exploring voice and conversation that is rooted in other places, such as the body, the imaginal and the intuitive – maybe even a voice that can dialogue with the more-than-human? This workshop will be a shared space of research suitable for the ‘sound shy’, as it will offer scores to take out into the landscape to start exploring as quietly and privately (or not) as you wish, with a chance to share our findings. There will also be a chance to do lots of listening, if that’s more your mood.
*This workshop is in dialogue with Ann Carson’s essay ‘The Gender of Sound’ and seeks to begin to disarm some of the judgment that is embedded in our culture regarding how the voice ‘should’ be used.
Jessica is a current student on the MA in the Poetics of Imagination at Dartington School of Art. In general she is interested in how art helps to cultivate the best of what it is to be human and how the Imaginal helps us to connect with the more-than-human. Her creative practices include singing, writing and dance & movement; with her current interests being Embodied Sound and Words, and the material agency of Salt. Jessica has studied Contemporary Dance Theatre at Plymouth University, Improvised Fooling with Holly Stoppit and Folk Singing with various teachers.
In previous incarnations Jessica has been a Community Activist & Development Worker, and Cultural Producer. She sees this MA as part of her recovery from an Analytical Philosophy degree.