ILV Rotterdam - Spring 08

ILV Rotterdam - Spring 08

23 May - 31 May

The Institute for Living Voice is an international centre for singing, specializing in workshops and concerts in all vocal genres. This varied and inclusive focus makes the ILV unique. It's an exploratory, not a conservatory, open to anyone interested in the human voice. Each session explores and mixes the wide spectrum of vocal possibilities, singing styles and techniques.

The ILV offers an active singing experience - promoting direct contact between teachers and participants and daily vocalizing for everyone – through 5-10 intensive workshops, each with only 7-20 members. The ILV thrives on the genre-erasing potential offered by this intensive workshop system. Uniquely nomadic, each ILV session is a partnership with a city and its cultural scene, and with an arts centre, festival, university, or international presenter. Because the ILV brings together such a diverse mix of vocalists in an intimate singing atmosphere, it offers an unprecedented meeting place for the human voice: master-singers and students from around the world meet, sing together, have meals together, and plan future projects.

Between its founding in 2000 (by Muziektheater Transparant and David Moss) and 2008, the ILV has so far presented 10 sessions in 8 cities. Over 700 participants from 22 countries have sung in 54 workshops. Our 51 master-teachers, representing 15 vocal genres, presented 37 concerts, 9 symposiums, and numerous talks and discussions.


The 11th edition of ILV takes place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, during the Operadays Rotterdam Festival. Workshops and concerts are given by Jaap Blonk, Christoph Homberger, Saadet Türköz, Sainkho Namtchylak and David Moss.

This session is presented by Muziektheater Transparant, Operadays Rotterdam and Lantaren/Venster.