The University of York is hosting World Voice Day on Tuesday 16th April at 6:30pm with ‘A Discovery Concert: The Science of Singing’ to showcase the
amazing potential and importance of the human voice.
From ensemble singing to beat-boxing, electronic voices to choral singing, this event will explore the spectacular versatility of the human voice
Our event, which features talks and demonstrations on the science of the voice, communication in the modern world, an inter-active exhibition and a concert, brings together both scientists and artists. It has been organised by the University’s York Audio Network – a network of academics from the Departments of Electronics, Music, Psychology, Language and Linguistics, and Theatre, Film and Television.
Highlights will include:
* A performance of Stripsody by Robert Hollingworth, which exploits a
range of vocal techniques using comic book sounds
* A demonstration of a virtual acoustic which creates the impression of a
singer performing in York Minster
* Learn how your voice works and how we communicate with more than just
* Examples of beat-boxing (vocal percussion where drum beats, rhythm and
musical sounds are produced using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice) and
throat/overtone singing (where a vocalist produces two distinct pitches
* A Strange Conversation – a theatre-piece involving an actor interacting
with a synthesised computer voice
* A performance of Vocal Vision 1 by David Howard – a piece for computer
4-part quartet and two sopranos to juxtapose real and synthetic vocalise
* Inter-active exhibits including singing with an X-box controller,
measuring your vocal tract and making your own model larynx.
The World Voice Day event takes place at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall,
Department of Music, on Tuesday, 16 April at 6.30pm.
Admittance is by free
ticket only available from https://worldvoicedayatyork.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information visit https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/world-voice-day-at-york/