Sunday, 17 April 2016

Front Row reviews 'This is a voice'

Wednesday's edition of Front Row on BBC Radio 4 features a review of 'This is a Voice', a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London which has brought together a number of works by artists who have been inspired by the voice. 

It examines how tone, pitch and tempo can communicate meaning and emotion so effectively that words become unnecessary. Joan La Barbara, a composer known for her explorations of "extended" vocal techniques, and Imogen Stidworthy, whose video work explores how our voice affects our sense of self, respond to the exhibition and discuss why the voice is such an inspiration for them.


Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

14th April - 31st July 2016

THIS IS A VOICE creates an acoustic journey through art, sound and film to capture the elusive nature of the human voice. From its origins within the body, to the sounds ringing in our heads, this exhibition celebrates the oral and the aural, with live performances in the gallery each day.

The exhibition features the work of artists and vocalists including Joan La Barbara, Imogen Stidworthy, Sam Belinfante, Enrico David, Meredith Monk, Marcus Coates, Anna Barham and Emma Smith, and visitors can add their own voices to the mix as part of an interactive new commission by electronic musician Matthew Herbert.

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