ILV Bruges - Spring 02

ILV Bruges - Spring 02

13 - 23 April 2002

Institute for Living Voice (ILV) is a pioneering international educational programme, given by some of the world's most esteemed vocalists. The artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice is the vocalist David Moss. The Institute for Living Voice's intention is to break down the boundaries between entertainment, classics, experimental, artistic, traditional and world vocal techniques by presenting a lively mixture of master singers of the 21st century who are together seeking their way forward. You can expect the The Institute for Living Voice to offer all the extremes for which the human voice is used. From postmodern pop and electronic hip-hop to opera and belcanto, from the 20th-century 'extended voice" to traditional ethnic and folk songs, from cabaret and chanson to extreme vocal experiments, and much, much more.

The Institute for Living Voice will not be a course tied to one location, but will be an itinerant project. For each new course new contents will be developed involving workshops, concerts, master classes, seminars and lectures. The Institute for Living Voice will offer its participants the opportunity to train as performers, to learn vocal techniques from other genres, explore various improvisation techniques, concentrate on songwriting, develop a personal singing style and learn about different vocal traditions.

The Institute for Living Voice is open to anyone who is interested in the human voice and therefore addresses professional singers and performers, artists, musicians and non-professional singers, students, young people, melomaniacs.

The second edition of Institute for Living Voice will take place in Brugge and is a co-organisation of Transparant, Brugge '02 - Cultural Capital of Europe and Cultuurcentrum Brugge. The marvellous new concert building will be the central place for Institute for Living Voice.

The Institute for Living Voice is a project of Muziektheater Transparant and is co-produced with Brugge '02 - Cultural Capital of Europe and Cultuurcentrum Brugge.