Phil Minton's Feral Choir Workshop

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is delighted to be hosting Phil Minton's Feral Choir workshop on 31 January 2019.

The Feral Choir is a vocal experience for those who sing, for those who do not sing and for those who will never sing. Led by the unique and extraordinary singer and improvising musician, Phil Minton, the feral choir workshop will conclude with a live performance of expressive vocal collaboration at Salon Imaginaire #4.

The workshops are for anyone who enjoys the freedom to experiment. During the period of the workshop, Phil encourages participants to take a leap into the unknown and explore their vocal potential through exercises and improvisations.

The workshop and concert will take place in The Old Library at West Dean College.

£12.00 including dinner* BOOK ONLINE

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Schedule

Workshop: 2-5pm
Setup for concert: 5-5.30pm
Break: 5.30-6:30pm
Dinner: 6:30-7:30pm
Live performance : 8-10pm, including 45-minutes performance by the Feral Choir.

Salon Imaginaire #4 will also include a live performance by Bunty Looping - a Brighton-based musician and visual artist who plays with sound, light and colour.

If you would like to attend Salon Imaginaire #4 but not attend the Feral Choir workshop, please register online to secure you seat.

My recent experience of working with singers, many of whom think they cannot sing, has strengthened my conviction that the human voice is capable of so much more than is generally understood. In the workshops I have encouraged participants to realise that anyone who can breathe, is capable of producing sounds that give a positive aesthetic contribution to the human condition and many of these contributions are without any cultural influences or references

Phil Minton

About Phil Minton

For most of the last forty years, Minton has been working as an improvising singer in lots of groups, orchestras, and situations. Numerous composers have written music especially for his extended vocal techniques. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher, and ongoing duos, trios and quartets with above and many other musicians.

Since the eighties, Minton's Feral Choir workshops and performances have been held in many different places around the world including Berlin, Centre for Performance Research Cardiff, Musickzentrum Munich, Tokyo, Angelica Bologna, City Festival Lausanne, Institute for Living Voice Antwerp, Baltimore, Nante, Brest, Oxford, Paris, Oakland, Melbourne, St. Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bristol, Pau, Florence, Le Man, Trondheim, Rotterdam, Ghent, Zurich, Nancy Vandoeuvre, Poitiers, London, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Brugge, Strasbourg, and Aberystwyth.

Acknowledgments

*West Dean's Salon Imaginaire is committed to making new music available to all. With support from the PRS Foundation's The Open Fund we are able to offer this workshop, including dinner, at this price.