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Cashmere Specials Goat Chorus: voicing theories

16 March 2024
  • Experimental
  • Improv
  • Workshop
  • Atmospheric

Goat Chorus: voicing theories w/ Nour Sokhon & Rupert Enticknap

This special is the culmination of the Cashmere radio Goat Chorus's latest project 'voicing theories'. Through a series of workshops we experimented with our voices focussing on the collective ‘reading’ (vocalising) of texts from voice theory and philosophy of the voice, with specific protocols, scores and tasks to guide us. The recordings of each workshop were then re-composed in a live performance by Lebanese artist Nour Sokhon.

The Goat Chorus aims to create a new approach to the ‘Rundfunkchor’ situated in the community of Cashmere Radio as a ‘chorus’ – in the broadest sense, a group of people using their voices – for people with little to no vocal knowledge. 'Voicing theories' questions and proposes a new way to understand how we use theory and text to inform our making of music with our bodies, and whether vocal embodiment can bring new meaning to language based thought and knowledge through the form of a chorus. It aims to research and experiment what can be learnt from theory whilst vocalising and embodying it, and what vocalising teaches the theory when the act of reading becomes a kind of song (like monks or a noise band!). Bringing together people from the community of cashmere radio, but also other communities into the radio, the aim is create not just artistic exchange, but also on social and political levels – uses our voices not just to gain a deeper understand of ourselves but also the other.

The Goat Chorus was:

Jasmin, Azul, Verena, Ellie, Andrea, Maxi, Elisabetta, Franziska, Tania, Lena, Siobhan, Katya, Gabi, Carina, Leah, Moira, Gabriel, Olivia, Jess, Lisa, Julia, Saara, Rami, Kevin, Gaicomo, Maggie, Matteo, Jojo, Lisa, Dovile, Angelique, Dina, Marianna, Jasmina.

Texts and scores from:

Brandon Labelle, Irena Z Tomazin, Adriana Cavarero, Lucia Farinati, Claudia Firth, Sun Jun Kin, Päivi Järviö, Nina Sun Eidsheim, Pauline Olivieros, Rully Shabara, Susan McClary, Roland Barthes, Bojana Kunst, Melissa K Nelson, Ann Juren, Jonathan Burrows, Rupert Enticknap.

Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM)



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