JIVS Special Issue on Posthuman Voices

We are delighted to announce that the new issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies is out!


The themed issue ‘Posthuman Voices: Channels Across Time and Shared Memories’ was curated by the brilliant Francesco Bentivegna and Sophia Edlund, and is part of the 10-year anniversary of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies.

Topics include:

  • decolonizing the algorithm towards a distinct Southern American voice (Paola Torres Núñez del Prado);
  • AI voices between posthumanism and anthropocentrism (Domenico Napolitano); 
  • composing with cetaceans and countering human exceptionalism through practical zoömusicology (Alex South); 
  • a speculative/ecological exploration of vocal thelxis through devising with seashells (Sophia Edlund); 
  • sympoietic vocal practice (Ute Wassermann); 
  • autobiographic vocal performance through a synthetic clone of one’s voice (Jaume Ferrete-Vázquez); 
  • and cybernetic animisn (K. Allado-McDowell and Francesco Bentivegna) 
  • & the issue concludes with reviews of Norie Neumark’s (Milla Tiainen) and Liz W. Faber’s (by Bentivegna) books.

Feel free to peruse issue 7.1! 

Ecological / Speculative Workshop on Voicing Thelxis, Sophia Edlund

Francesco and Sophia’s poetic, provocative editorial is free-access:


Further resources from CIVS on posthumanism and voice can be found here: https://interdisciplinaryvoicestudies.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/posthuman-voice-voice-posthumanism-a-civs-list-of-sources/

(also: Francesco’s latest JIVS article: https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs_00044_1)

Sophia’s practice-research is accompanied by 2 beautiful video works: https://youtu.be/ibKpWQb7Hfc and https://youtu.be/APPEXgKEz7c

Our thanks and gratitude to our two guest editors and long-standing collaborators; 

to all contributors and peer reviewers; 

to our publishing team at Intellect for the ongoing support; 

and to our Associate Editor Marcus Tan who has now come to the end of his term with JIVS – wishing you all the best for your new endeavours!

Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis

on behalf of CIVS

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To mark Disability Pride Month 2022, and as part of the Centre’s 10-year celebrations, we invite you to peruse through various articles, voicings and special issues CIVS has supported:

• the special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies (JIVS 5.2) guest edited by Maria Stuart and Daniel Martin, titled: Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/2020/00000005/00000002

• the special issue (JIVS 4.2) guest edited by Nina Sun Eidsheim and Jessica Holmes, titled: ‘A Song for You’: The role of voice in the reification and de-naturalization of ablebodiedness https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/2019/00000004/00000002

alongside several pieces from other issues, including:

• Maria Stuart’s ‘“Easy listening”: Altered Auditory Feedback and dysfluent speech’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jivs/2019/00000004/00000001/art00002

• Ellen Mareneck’s ‘Children who stutter find their voice onstage and off: The SAY approach to stuttering’ (JIVS 2:1): https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/0000…/00000001/art00004

• Panayotis Panopoulos’s ‘Deaf voices / Deaf art: Vocality through and beyond sound and sign’ (JIVS 6:1): https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/0000…/00000001/art00002

• and Mari Wiklund & Simo K. Määttä’s ‘Therapists’ response strategies in a group session involving French-speaking children with autism spectrum disorder’ (JIVS 6:1): https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/0000…/00000001/art00008

Or, to follow the brilliant project JJJJJerome Ellis developed out of their essay in the journal:


Beyond JIVS, we have also edited and curated pieces including:

• Petronilla Whitfield’s TDPT blog on actor training and dyslexia: http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/…/pvwhitfield/

• Mel Drake’s TDPT article on BSL and working with D/deaf actors: https://www.tandfonline.com/…/10…/19443927.2019.1677388

Our warmest thanks to all authors and guest editors – we look forward to collaborating further with you!

Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis

on behalf of the CIVS team

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World Voice Day 2022

To mark World Voice Day 2022, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies is delighted to share with you a series of offers and free content:

Bloomsbury is offering Konstantinos Thomaidis’s monograph Theatre & Voice at a 20% discount for the next weeks: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theatre-and-voice-9781137552495/ You simply use the offer code TANDV22 at checkout.

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies (published by Intellect) makes one article freely available per month (check our Twitter for the announcement each month).

Alongside this, the journal’s Open Access resources include:

• The full issue 4.1, including work on Mexican singer-songwriter Amparo Ochoa; music pieces inspired by the humpback whale’s voice; the cultural politics of bio-musicals; frameworks for equitable engagement with voice from a South Indian perspective; vocal autobiography; a techno-feminist approach to the electronic drone choir NYX; and a report on the Transgender Voice Conference. All pieces by Natalia Bieletto-Bueno, Michal Friedlander-Grover, Ben Macpherson, Charulatha Mani, Konstantinos Thomaidis, Francesco Bentivegna and Tracy R. Grady are freely available here: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jivs/2020/00000005/00000001?fbclid=IwAR3oieVsSL9eqc411T93ZQHJtBeJ2z_jEtR9NGOli9ksiCqYgWHIZJL-3EI

• Jennifer Lynn Stoever’s (ATHE Award-Winning) article ‘“Doing fifty-five in a fifty-four”: Hip hop, cop voice and the cadence of white supremacy in the United States’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jivs/2018/00000003/00000002/art00002?fbclid=IwAR1KN1JVOGUF_4Z7s8VKts37SpNPeLQ-zYT6MuJO0kIFfxZDDTLFDDjcjPA

• N. Eda Erçin’s Voicing ‘From-ness: The identity of the practitioner in the laboratory’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jivs/2018/00000003/00000002/art00007?fbclid=IwAR122GOhuZDfSF1oZpB5p3GmnAN_L0v50uGcA4FVcrZSf3wwZKxzLCVcdNo

• Nina Sun Eidsheim and Jessica Holmes’s ‘“A Song for You”: The role of voice in the reification and de-naturalization of ablebodiedness’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jivs/2019/00000004/00000002/art00001?fbclid=IwAR1Arx0zU5H2WEgmDzPP-YGChmqrnsW6Dmsk-0KQpC_RDgea17be1lmj-ck

• Jonathan Sterne’s Voicing ‘Ballad of the dork-o-phone: Towards a crip vocal technoscience’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jivs/2019/00000004/00000002/art00004?fbclid=IwAR19DKYs47a86B6HdFR9RtN_YJFEsbkMNH-hWKSf5Of5PI6T6D4LBTrGAgY

• Josephine Hoegaerts and Ludovic Marionneau’s article ‘Throwing one’s voice and speaking for others: Performative vocality and transcription in the Assemblées of the long nineteenth century’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/…/0000…/00000001/art00007

• Mari Wiklund and Simo K. Määttä’s article ‘Therapists’ response strategies in a group session involving French-speaking children with autism spectrum disorder’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/jivs/2021/00000006/00000001/art00007?fbclid=IwAR1CTcGuAksMNmtv_blb-K09CVeSIRrgpA5K0RqntxDzXSAamZl0XZBZXCg

• A series of videos by Archibald Rees, Oded Ben-Tal and Caroline Wilkins; Ditte Berkeley-Schultz and Electa Behrens; Ben Spatz; and Elisabeth Belgrano on the journal’s Homepage: https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of…

• Virginie Magnat and Konstantinos Thomaidi’s diphonic editorial ‘Voicing Belonging: Traditional Singing in a Globalized World’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jivs/2017/00000002/00000002/art00001?fbclid=IwAR122GOhuZDfSF1oZpB5p3GmnAN_L0v50uGcA4FVcrZSf3wwZKxzLCVcdNo

The companion website and the sample chapters in our book series, Routledge Voice Studies:



The series of Blogs on voice that Konstantinos Thomaidis curated for Routledge’s journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training: http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/category/comebacks/what-is-new-in-voice-training/

The TPDT issue associated with the blogs can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtdp20/10/3?nav=tocList

And for Greek-speaking colleagues, the article ‘Τέσσερις Θέσεις για τη Φωνή: Έρευνα και Πρακτική «Μετά» τις Διεπιστημονικές Φωνητικές Σπουδές’: https://ejournals.lib.auth.gr/skene/article/view/8247/8016 (English summary here: https://www.academia.edu/…/4_theses_on_voice_research… )

Our warmest greetings to all,


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New Routledge Voice Studies book: Staging Voice by Michal Grover-Friedlander

We are delighted to share the publication of a new Routledge Voice Studies title: Michal Grover-Friedlander’s Staging Voice!


This study reflects on what it would mean to take opera’s decisive attribute—voice—as the foundation of its staged performance. The book thinks of staging through the medium of voice. It is a nuances exploration, which brings together scholarly and directorial interpretations, and engages in detail with less frequently performed works of major and influential 20th-century artists—Erik Satie, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill—as well as exposes readers to an innovative experimental work of Evelyn Ficarra and Valerie Whittington. The study is intertwined throughout with the author’s staging of the works accessible online.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in voice studies, opera, music theatre, musicology, directing, performance studies, practice-based research, theatre, visual art, stage design, and cultural studies.

Further information on the book series and its companion website can be found at:

https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Voice-Studies/book-series/RVS and https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/routledgevoicestudies/

Our warmest congratulations to the author and we hope you enjoy the latest addition to the series,

The CIVS Team

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We are delighted to share that Virginie Magnat’s monograph The Performative Power of Vocality, published in the Routledge Voice Studies book series in 2020, has received the American Theatre and Drama Society’s John W. Frick Book Award Honorable Mention.


‘Magnat notes that the “non-verbal, non-semantic, non-discursive material and affective efficacy of vocality” is under-theorized in Performance Studies. Her book is a corrective gesture, providing a complex engagement with vocality “with a particular focus on orally transmitted vocal traditions” common among Indigenous nations and in communities facing various forms of hegemonic power.We were impressed by the breadth of Magnat’s research which brings together elements of quantum physics, sound theory, anthropology, philosophy, the work of Grotowski as well as the research of Indigenous scholars in many fields to elucidate what happens in and through vocality and especially in the sharing of songs in language inherited from ancestors. Building on empirical research conducted in collaboration with Indigenous and settler participants who shared songs while being hosted by Indigenous collaborators on their territories, Magnat reflects on what the embodied practice of vocalizing activates in those who sing and those who witness them.

We were equally impressed by Magnat’s methodology which models what Anishinaabe scholar Jill Carter calls a “relational shift” toward the creation of truly respectful and dialogical conversations between Western and Indigenous ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies. From the creation of an Indigenous Advisory Committee to ensure best practices to Magnat’s self-reflective engagement with her ancestors, be they familial in Occitania, a region of France with its own distinct culture and language, or academic (Magnat was trained in and is a scholar of the Grotowski tradition and French theory), [she] models decolonizing scholarship in important ways.’

Award Committee: Henry Bial, University of Kansas (chair); Julie Burelle, UC-San Diego; Shane Vogel, Yale University.

The American Theatre and Drama Society’s John W. Frick Book Award honors the best monograph published each year on theatre and performance of/in the Americas, recognizing that notions of “America” and the United States encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies congratulates Prof Magnat on this wonderful achievement!

The CIVS team

Posthuman Voice // Voice & Posthumanism: A CIVS List of Sources

In preparation for (or as an extension to, if you are coming here after the conference) the 2-day symposium ‘Posthuman Voice: Educating and Training Voices in Practices of Well-Being Together‘, we have put together a list of books, chapters, articles, blogs, interviews and other publications we have curated here at CIVS over the last few years (particularly through our work with the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies and the Routledge Voice Studies book series).

Feel free to peruse:

Barker, Paul (2015), ‘With One Voice: Disambiguating Sung and Spoken Voices through a Composer’s Experience’, in K. Thomaidis and B. Macpherson (eds), Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience, London & New York: Routledge, pp.xvi-xxvi.

Belgrano, Elisabeth (2016), ‘Vocalizing Nothingness: (Re)configuring Vocality Inside the Spacetime of Ottavia’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 1:2, pp. 183-195. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.1.2.183_1

Belgrano, Elisabeth (2021), ‘Mapping the Burden of Vocality: French Seventeenth-Century Vocal Lamentations, Japanese Meditation and Somatic Intra-Action’, in Christina Kapadocha (ed.), Somatic Voices in Performance Research and Beyond, London & New York: Routledge, pp.171-184.

Bentivegna, Francesco (2017), ‘THE ART OF VOICE SYNTHESIS SYMPOSIUM, AMSTERDAM, 11–13 MAY 2016 http://www.artificialvoice.nl/: A Review’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 2:1, pp.79-81. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.2.1.79_5

Bentivegna, Francesco (2019), ‘Becoming Robot through Voice: Training in Artificial Voices’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 10:3, pp.439-447. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2019.1634639

Bentivegna, Francesco (2019), ‘Computers, Humans and “Daisies”: Becoming Machine through Voice’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Bloghttp://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/2019/12/computers-humans-and-daisies-becoming-machine-through-voice/

Bentivegna, Francesco (2020), ‘Voice, Technology and Feminist Community: An Interview with NYX’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 5:1, pp.107-113. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs_00018_1

(see also: https://youtu.be/-8gNEp-4RVc & https://youtu.be/Ke9sjZkE0QA & https://youtu.be/wiyrp4qXTdc )

Butler, Shane (2021), ‘Animal Listening’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 6:1, pp.27-38. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs_00035_1

Cavarero, Adriana, Thomaidis, Konstantinos & Pinna, Ilaria (2018), ‘Towards a hopeful plurality of democracy: An interview on vocal ontology with Adriana Cavarero’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 3:1, pp. 81-93. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.3.1.81_1

Edlund, Sophia & Hannigan, Barbara (2019), ‘A Singer’s Perspective on Sirens and Singing: An Interview with Coloratura Soprano/Conductor Barbara Hannigan’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 4:1, pp.101-110. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.4.1.101_1

Edlund, Sophia (2021), ‘Humanimal Voice Pedagogy’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Bloghttp://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/2021/01/humanimal-voice-pedagogy/

(see also: https://sophiaannaedlund.com )

Grover Friedlander, Michal (2020), ‘Whale Wonder’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 5:1, pp.29-42. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs_00014_1

Magnat, Virginie (2020), ‘Exploring (K)new Paradigms’, in Virginie Magnat, The Performative Power of Vocality, London & New York: Routledge, pp.124-186.

Neumark, Norie (2015), ‘Enchanted Voices: Voice in Australian Sound Art’, in K. Thomaidis and B. Macpherson (eds), Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience, London & New York: Routledge, pp.132-145.

Roney, Matthew (2016), ‘Music in the Noise: The Acoustic Ecology of John Clare’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 1:1, pp. 23-40. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.1.1.23_1

Thomaidis, Konstantinos (2017), Theatre & Voice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (pp.1-13, pp.65-74). https://www.redglobepress.com//page/detail/Theatre-and-Voice/?K=9781137552495

Thomaidis, Konstantinos (2019), ‘Between Preservation and Renewal: Reconsidering Technology in Contemporary Pansori Training’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 10:3, pp.418-438. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19443927.2019.1645040

Thomaidis, Konstantinos (2019), ‘Listening Across’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, 4:1, pp.3-6. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.4.1.3_2

Plus, the schedule of the symposium, abstracts and presenter biographies can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wq2AalYGflcpOrMW0lGkiCpLmhHVxl7L/view?usp=sharing

We hope you enjoy,

The CIVS Team

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Posthuman Voice: educating and training voices in practices of well-being together

Symposium Registration

Posthuman Voice: educating and training voices in practices of well-being together

A virtual interdisciplinary symposium (Zoom)

Friday 16th – Saturday 17th July 2021

Registration is now open for the Posthuman Voice symposium, taking place online (Zoom) on the 16th and 17th July. This interdisciplinary symposium is organised by postgraduate researchers at the University of Exeter. The programme includes presentations on whale song; on octopus consciousness; on posthuman pedagogy and reflective practice; on field recording as a political practice and on voice cloning and more. You are invited to attend and to participate in the cross-disciplinary discussion which will follow each presentation. 

This activity is a Researcher-Led Initiative funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development and Research Culture team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posthuman Voice Symposium Team

Francesco Bentivegna, Sophia Edlund, Tiamat Warda


Day 1, 16th July ‘Ecology and Voice’

 Introduction and Welcome 

Extended listening/interspecies pedagogy
 Musicking with other animals: Countering human exceptionalism through a practical zoömusicology 
Alex South | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Toto too? Animal companions, reflective practice and the forging of professional values 
Kay Sidebottom| Leeds Beckett University 
 11.30-1.00  Lunch 

 Octopus Consciousness: A conversational provocation 
Sarah Scaife, Stephanie Moran, Lucinda Guy |University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Stellaria Media  

‘Kusemezana na Ndovu – in conversation with elephants’
Lizzie Jago |University of Exeter  
 2.00-2.20 Break
 2.20-3.20 Keynote Paper 

Amy Cutler 

Day 2, 17th July ‘Non-human/inhuman as political practices of reckoning’

 10.00-10.15 Introduction  
 10.15-10.30  Artistic response ‘Tongues III’

Chinasa Vivian Ezugha | University of Exeter  

Non-human/inhuman as political practices of reckoning
Soundscapes and the practice of field recording as gateway to ecological awareness and political practice
Tine Blom | Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences  

Human as Prosthesis: Portrayals of Conjoined Twins in Literature 
Joe Holloway | University of Exeter  
 11.30-1.00 Lunch 

Non-human/inhuman as political practices of reckoning
Artistic response 
Jaume Ferrete | The Creative Pursuit/ Basque University   

Compost-convolution: trials around resonant organs 
Vincenzo Ottino | Central Saint Martins  

Voice cloning and the tension between anthropocentrism and posthumanism in AI 
Domenico Napolitano | University Suor Orsola Benincasa  

Plenary Forum

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies supports the symposium as part of a series of events that will mark its 10-year anniversary in the academic year 2021-2022.

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World Voice Day 2021

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

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

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Issue 5.2 of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies is out!

We’re delighted to announce that issue 5.2 of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies is out.

This is a special issue on the inersections of voice studies and dysfluency studies, titled “Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers”, guest edited by Maria Stuart and Daniel Martin.


Warmest congratulations to all contributors!

The CIVS team

New RVS title: Owning Our Voices: Vocal Discovery in the Wolfsohn-Hart Tradition

As 2020 is drawing to a close, we are welcoming a new title to Routledge Voice Studies. Owning Our Voices: Vocal Discovery in the Wolfsohn-Hart Tradition by Margaret Pikes and Patrick Campell offers a unique, first-hand account of working within the Wolfsohn-Hart tradition of extended voice work by Margaret Pikes, an acclaimed voice teacher and founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre.

This dynamic publication fuses Pikes’ personal account of her own vocal journey as a woman within this, at times, male-dominated tradition, alongside an overview of her particular pedagogical approach to voice work, and is accompanied by digital footage of Pikes at work in the studio with artist-collaborators and written descriptions of scenarios for teaching. For the first time, Margaret Pikes’ uniquely holistic approach to developing the expressive voice through soundingspeech, song and movement has been documented in text and on film, offering readers an introduction to both the philosophy and the practice of Wolfsohn-Hart voice work. 

Owning Our Voices is a vital book for scholars and students of voice studies and practitioners of vocal performance: it represents a synthesis of a life’s work exploring the expressive potential of the human voice, illuminating an important lineage of vocal training, which remains influential to this day.

Margaret Pikes is a founding member of the Roy Hart Theatre who trained with Roy Hart and participated in all of the Roy Hart Theatre’s early experimental performances. She has been teaching the Wolfsohn-Hart approach to vocal expression internationally for more than 50 years and regularly leads workshops in the UK, France and Germany. 

Patrick Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Contemporary Performance at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a core member of Cross Pollination, an expanded, nomadic laboratory for the dialogue in-between practices, and is Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies.

To find out more about the book: https://www.routledge.com/Owning-Our-Voices-Vocal-Discovery-in-the-Wolfsohn-Hart-Tradition/Pikes-Campbell/p/book/9780367133221

To find out more about the series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Voice-Studies/book-series/RVS and https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/routledgevoicestudies/default.php

Congratulations to the authors and our warmest wishes to all for the New Year!

The CIVS team