ILV Marseille - Summer 06

ILV Marseille - Summer 06

23 June - 2 July 2006

The Institute for Living Voice is

... an INTERNATIONAL CENTRE for singing, offering workshops, concerts, discussions, forums and special events
... an EXPLORATORY not a conservatory: it's a home for the exploration of the human voice in all its manifestations:  classical, opera, jazz, experimental, alternative rock, new pop, world music, sound poetry, traditional, blues, sacred and profane
... a MEETING PLACE, open to anyone interested in the human voice:  professional singers and performers, artists, actors, choreographers, dancers, theatre directors, composers, musicians, students, non-professional singers, young people, melomaniacs
... an ACTIVE SINGING EXPERIENCE: every session offers 5-10 different, intimate workshops, each with only 7-20 participants
…the opportunity to perform in the Voices & Choices evening
...special projects for composers and singers, and new works commissioned for voice
... a "NOMAD” INSTITUTE: each session is a partnership with an arts centre, school, festival, international institution and city, keeping ILV flexible and evolving

The ILV has brought together 48 international vocalists and ensembles from every genre:
Cheryl Barker, Magdalena Bernardes, Greetje Bijma, Cristina Branco, Han Buhrs, Amelia Cuni, Catherine Delasalle, Viviane de Muynck, Omar Ebrahim, Richard J. Frankland, Diamanda Galas, Heiner Goebbels, Melissa Madden Grey, Nona Hendryx, Wim Henderickx, Michiko Hirayama, The Hilliard Ensemble, Nicholas Isherwood, Martyn Jacques, Catherine Jauniaux, Jodelklub am Albis, Emil Jud, Kang Kwon Soon, Ronald Kleekamp, Joan La Barbara, Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, The Mahotella Queens, Koichi Makigami, Chris Mann, Valerie Marestin, Phil Minton, Meredith Monk, David Moss, Sainkho Namtchylak, Miriam Palma, Gidon Saks, Nitin Sawhney, Susannah Self, Ustad G. H. Shagan, STEIM, David Toop, Tran Quanh Hai, The Vocal Laboratorium, Andrew Watts.

THE FIRST SEVEN SESSIONS of the ILV have seen 47 workshops; 32 concerts; 600 workshop members from 20 countries; collaborations with 14 organizations in 6 European cities and in Australia.
Past partners include: Ghent (Vooruit) |Bruges (Cultural Capital) | Antwerp (deSingel) | Marseille (GRIM/Montévidéo) | Amsterdam (Holland Festival) | Melbourne (Melbourne Festival) | Berlin (MaerzMusik Festival)
Future sessions are projected for Buenos Aires, Liverpool, Albuquerque-New Mexico, USA, Bruges and Stavanger (in planning for their “Year of the Voice 2007” )

The ILV is a project of Muziektheater Transparant and David Moss.

The 8th edition of ILV takes place in Marseille, France, from June 23 till July 2 2006. Workshops and concerts are given by David Moss, John Giorno, Maria Husmann, Shelley Hirsch, Pierre-Marie Chemla & Julien Ferando and Nicoletta Branchini.