What’s the consequence of embodying an instrument as voice? What can we find as we pass beyond the edge of the common use of the human voice?
The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part, Felicita will present herself and her own experience as a singer and vocal performer, dealing with contemporary vocal music. The extended vocal techniques and some aspects of the research she is doing at Malmö Academy of Music will be the central theme of this presentation, and it is mostly recommended to bring questions and issues to discuss together.
In the second part, the audience will have the possibility to experience some extended techniques and to participate in Felicita’s study about the development of new methods to train them.
Active participation is highly recommended, but auditors are welcome as well.
Felicita Brusoni, soprano and vocal performer
Felicita is soprano, vocal performer and artistic researcher in Music at the Faculty of Performing Arts in Malmö (University of Lund, Sweden). After her studies at the Philharmonic Academy and a degree in DAMS at the University of Bologna, she obtained a Bachelor in Singing and a first-class Master in Vocal Chamber Music at the Conservatory of La Spezia. Her research concerns extended techniques for the contemporary repertoire, which she deals with for solo voice, with electronics or other instruments. She also had experience with Early and Baroque music (she recorded Carissimi’s Oratorios for Bongiovanni label). She is co-founder of Helmut Duo together with pianist Matteo Bogazzi, and she is part of vocal ensembles Fragmente and Voxnova. The opera and musical theater repertoire ranges from the early Twentieth Century music (Britten, Menotti, Puccini) to the contemporary one.
She has sung premières written for her by Italian and foreign composers in national and international festivals, such as Biennale di Venezia, Camino Contro Corrente, Contrasti MotoContrario (Trento), Darmstädter Ferienkurse, John Cage Orgel Foundation, Livorno Music Festival, Lund Contemporary, Musica Futura (L’Aquila), New Made Week, New Music Project San Marino, Rive Gauche, Rondò by Divertimento Ensemble, Sound Spaces (Malmö), Spazio Musica (Cagliari), Suoni Inauditi (Livorno), Stockhausen-Konzerte und -Kurse Kürten.
She was awarded as “Best Singer Interpreter” at New Music Project San Marino 2018 and with the “Jury Prize” at the Festival Note tra i Calanchi (Bagnoregio) 2019.