To mark World Voice Day 2021, we take a moment to reflect on some of our work at the Centre of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies over the last year and celebrate our collaborators’ work:
1. The Routledge Voice Studies series keeps expanding with the addition of books by Virginie Magnat, Christina Kapadocha, Amanda Glauert, and Margaret Pikes & Patrick Campbell.
You can find:
Virginie Magnat’s book launch (hosted by the Centre for Mindful Engagement at UBC) here: https://youtu.be/gsJuR_-fpxg
and Christina Kapadocha’s book launch here: https://youtu.be/TCXIUTykTeE
2. We have now launched the Routledge Voice Studies Companion Website, with text, audio and videos from our authors:
Feel free to peruse!
3. We published 2 issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies:
- 5.1 included work by Natalia Bieletto-Bueno, Michal Grover Friedlander, Ben Macpherson, Tracy R. Grady, Francesco Bentivegna and Charulatha Mani (whose article was selected by Intellect as part of the publisher’s International Women’s Day celebrations): https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jivs/2020/00000005/00000001
- 5.2 was a special issue on ‘Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers,’ edited by Maria Stuart and Daniel Martin, with contributions from Josephine Hoegaerts, Riley McGuire, Joshua St. Pierre, Roshaya Rodness, JJJJJerome Ellis, Conor Foran, Daron Oram: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jivs/2020/00000005/00000002
4. We curated a series of blogs for Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, as part of the 1-year anniversary of the Special Issue ‘What is New in Voice Training?’, with entries by Petronilla Whitfield, Anna-Helena McLean, Charulatha Mani, Francesco Bentivegna, Faye Rigopoulou, Sarah-Holden Boyd, Sophia Edlund, Chan E. Park, Luis Aros, Margaret Pikes, Patrick Campbell and Masi Asare:
The Special Issue, which won an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Editing at the 2020 ATHE Awards, can be accessed here:
5. We organized the ‘Vicarious Vocalities’ conference, with thought-provoking contributions by Merrie Snell, Jacob Bird, Anne Tarvainen, Francesca Millar, Kiranmayi Indraganti, Ian Wilkie, Sam Fouts, Freya Jarman, Solimar Otero, Marie Bennett, Jan Creutzenberg, Jennifer O’Meara, Francesco Bentivegna, Clare Parkinson, Eleanor Russell, Melissa Morton, and Kit Danowski.
6. Personally, I had the honour of collaborating with colleagues around the world whose research keeps provoking, inspiring and nourishing our work at CIVS. These included:
a) the launch of Luis Aros’s brilliant book Cartografía de la Voz en el Inicio y Desarrollo de los Teatros Universitarios: https://youtu.be/1TAB2npQsUk
b) a podcast on ‘Vocal Positionings’ with Brandon LaBelle, curated by Duška Radosavljevic and Flora Pitrolo: https://www.auralia.space/salon2-brandonlabelle-and-konstantinosthomaidis/
[This is part of the Aural/Oral Dramaturgies stunning website – please explore in full!]
c) a roundtable on ‘Voice and Well-being’, facilitated by Virginie Magnat, Michael Elliott and Sasha Covacs, with fellow voice practitioners Gey Pin Ang, Anna-Helena McLean, Christina Shewell and Rena Sharon: https://youtu.be/XPIXFiqRfqk
This has been an incredibly tough year, and we are deeply grateful to all authors, artists, collaborators and voicers for their generosity, thoughtfulness and patience. Yes, we are all overwhelmed with caring responsibilities, sustaining teaching and supporting our brilliant UG students and PG colleagues, under extraordinary circumstances, and, although it takes longer to respond, we always look forward to our continuing exchange.
Thank you for your groundbreaking work, thank you for your trust.
And we very much look forward to celebrating World Voice Day 2022 in the same studio or conference room.
on behalf of CIVS