Your Vivacious Voice: Why your human voice and your vocal body matter
We all know the voice makes sound. We understand it as a vehicle for language, communication, and expression. Most of us talk; some of us sing. But beyond this, how does emitting vocal sound act on and transform the world around us? In his Inaugural Lecture Professor Yvon Bonenfant will suggest some answers to these questions. He will explore some of the actions our voices take particularly when we use them in unusual and extraordinary ways.
Yvon Bonenfant generates both artworks and ideas from unusual voices and unruly bodies. His project Extending the Vivacious Voice, which ran from 2013-15, developed three experimental artworks – an interactive touring performance, an iPad app, and an intriguing sculptural installation, all for children and families. He is supported by the Welcome Trust Large and Small Arts Awards, Arts Council England, the AHRC, the British Academy, and a wide range of institutional partners. He has also presented, given workshops, or guest taught in more than ten countries in the last ten years and founded an experimental artistic research publication.
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