CoMA Glasgow are delighted to be joined by composer and singer Janet Oates, who will lead our upcoming project open for musicians, composers, performers, sound makers, singers of all ages and experiences. StorySpace will be a platform for creative storytelling through vocal space exploration. Using our voices in whichever way we can and feel comfortable, we will bring it’s potentials in a real environment online, using High Fidelity platform. We will be devising theatrical world through moving freely in this online space while making sounds and noises. We will then present our findings to the audience on the International World Singing Day. All the project activities will be lead online.
Dates for the sessions:
- September 23rd 7-9pm
- September 29th 7-9pm
- October 10th 10am-12pm
- October 15th 7-9pm
- October 16th 4pm Concert at International World Singing Day!
Zoom link – click here to join the sessions
or use Meeting ID: 823 5442 2334, password ‘StorySpace’ – only registered attendees will be given access to the Zoom room.
Janet has a PhD in composition from Royal Holloway, University of London, and now has a varied musical career including directing/conducting, performing in groups ranging from early music to contemporary, classical to jazz; and writing music and leading contemporary music projects. She is on the board of CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) and is the director of their vocal ensemble the CoMA Singers. She runs an ongoing project called Closet Music which explores the auditory imagination rather than works to be performed out loud: a recent grant allowed her to develop a strand of this for children, who find such ‘internal creation’ very easy! She is artistic director of the new vocal ensemble Philomel (6 sopranos with and without accompaniment), specialising in 17th century works and new commissions, with a focus on female composers. One current composition project (with CoMA) is experimental music for choirs and for children, with the aim of taking accessible, creative vocal music into mainstream choirs and schools; another is ‘Theorbo Today’, writing and commissioning new music for the theorbo, a baroque instrument like a huge lute, supported by a grant from ACE. She is also running a project to write duets in contemporary style for students to play with their teachers. A common strand in her musical thinking is to allow as many people as possible access to and participation in contemporary music. www.closetmusic.org, www.philomel.co.uk, www.janetoates.co.uk
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