Stage Tecniche Vocali Mediorientali con Sonja Drakulich
Sabato 27 e Domenica 28 novembre 2010
Domenica sera ore 21 concerto con Sonja Drakulich (voce), Peppe Frana (oud) e Rufus Cappadocia (violoncello)
Seminario aperto a tutti (non è richiesta esperienza nel canto)
Technique: In these classes, we will experience the expanding and refining of our voices through the most liberating vocal techniques and exercises I have found throughout the Eastern and Western world. The foundation of these techniques lie in the creation of pure, natural tone and in the unveiling of our authentic voice. Our body is our instrument, therefore alignment practices will be included that creates an open, clear channel for our voice. We will practice strengthening and coordinating the breath to create a strong foundation for our tone. Vocal placement is emphasized, as it is key in creating desired sound quality as well as accurate pitch. Ear training and note recognition is an integral part of the training in the technique based work. Methods of healing vocal strain due to incorrect technique and health care for singers is also offered.
Creativity, Focus and Improvisation: Vocal improvisation can be the most artful and rewarding form of expression for both the singer and listener. A safe space, skills and guidance are provided while navigating and letting go of inhibitions. The mind has the most profound influence on our voice, therefore we will learn techniques of awareness in order to greatly excel in our ability to focus, while also letting ourselves become free with creativity. We will be releasing blockages, fears, insecurities, doubts, worries and tensions in each session, while experiencing our true voice, our new potentials and freedom.
Style Coaching: A singer of any style who is looking to broaden their vocal palette and find solid technique are encouraged. Eastern European technique focusses on bridging the gap between the head and chest voice, widening the range of the chest voice and lightening it the upper range. This is excellent technique for any type of folk singing. The beautiful songs of the Balkans and the Near East, along with their powerful and delicate vocal ornamentation are offered. All of the songs and practices will be given in the context of expanding the singer’s range, vocal colors and textures. Here we discover our unlimited capacity of creative expression.
è da 18 anni una cantante professionista. Ha studiato canto bulgaro per oltre 10 anni con Tatiana Sarbinska: insegnante di canto de Les Mystère des Voix Bulgares e più recentemente ha studiato con il famoso soprano Tzvetanka Varimezova ed i cantanti persiani Taghi Amjadi e Hamed Nikpey. Ad oggi Sonja continua i suoi studi le sue performance di canto classico medievale europeo, turco, arabo e Hindustani. Sonja è produttore, cantante e percussionista del gruppo Stellamara (world music), ha fatto tournee con ensemble di folk turco e sufi, nonché con formazioni corali balcaniche . Sonja ha trascorso gran parte del suo tempo concentrandosi su l'aspetto devozionale della canzone, porta in sé uno stile appassionato e ritmico, che esprime tutta la ricchezza delle melodie orientali.
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Sonja Drakulich has been singing professionally for the past 18 years. She studied Bulgarian singing for over 10 years with Tatiana Sarbinska: voice teacher for Les Mystère des Voix Bulgares and has more recently studied with renowned soprano: Tzvetanka Varimezova and Persian vocalists: Taghi Amjadi and Hamed Nikpey.
Sonja also continues her long time studies and performances of classical Medieval European, Turkish, Arabic and Hindustani singing.
Sonja is the producer, singer and percussionist of the internationally acclaimed world music group Stellamara, and has toured with Turkish folk and Sufi ensembles as well as Balkan choirs. Sonja has spent most of her time focusing on the devotional aspect of song and she carries within her a passionate and rhythmic style, expressing the colorful ornamentation of Eastern melody.