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Open Call for vocal workshop and concert with Zorka Wollny

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OPEN CALL for The Hearing Trumpet with Zorka Wollny


We would like to invite you for a three-day long vocal workshop with the artist and composer Zorka Wollny. The workshop focuses on abstract sound and improvisation, as well as on the surreal and theatrical potential of the voice.
The aim is to prepare a short concert that will be performed at the Montag Modus performance series on the 16th of April.

We will explore sounds coming from everyday life – noises made by the human body, objects, those created involuntarily during more or less casual activities such as chatting, walking, laughing, munching, sighing, rubbing things onto each other. What is most interesting for us is how such actions, when made by a group of people change the quality of sound from obvious into indefinable.
We only request the basic feeling of rhythm and openness for experiment.
Workshops are especially suitable for actors, dancers and singers but we welcome everyone interested in exploring the potential of human voice. Participation is free and unpaid.

About the artist:
Zorka Wollny creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories and empty buildings. Her works inhabit a space between art, theatre and contemporary music.
Wollny’s collaborative production style often involves public rehearsals and workshops in which she creates structures of cooperation with individuals as well as groups and communities, such as dancers, students, actors and activists. In one of her most recent works, “Unmögliche Oper” (2017), she involved several choirs and citizens of the German town Oldenburg in an exploration of the voice as a tool of expression and public debate. “Order” (2015) was composed for the Teutonic Castle in Swiecie, Poland, a 15-person volunteer choir, three percussionists and electronics. In "Ophelias. Iconography of Madness" (2012), presented at the Museum of Art in Łódź, Wollny staged a performance of eleven actresses, representing the figure of Ophelia as depicted in several historical theater productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In "Oratorio for Orchestra and Warsaw Citizens Choir" (2011), developed for the Warsaw Autumn international festival of contemporary music, Wollny devised a concentrated, polyphonic manifestation in the city centre of Warsaw, that was produced in collaboration with NGO’s and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and is based on the political manifestos and agendas of the participating activists.
Her most recent project was "Dissent" - the concert at the opening of CTM Festival Berlin this year.


Workshop dates
– 13. April; 18:00 - 21:00
– 14-16. April; 10:00 - 13:00

Date of concert
– 16 April 2018; 20:00
Montag Modus

Collegium Hungaricum Berlin; Dorotheenstraße 12, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Application deadline
– 10 April 2018

Please send applications to zorka.wollny@gmail.com

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Contact and more information
Zorka Wollny: zorka.wollny@gmail.com