Voice Tale - Speaking Song

The voice has a tale to tell. It has a million tales to tell.

The exploration of voice limitations, transgressing them, and its connections.

A voice has a tale to tell. It has a million tales to tell, depending on the song it’s singing, the experiences it carries, the person who is listening, the sounds surrounding it, the state I, who am singing, am in.

As an actress I enter into a dialogue with my voice every time I sing a song. I ask how are we going to sing this today? What about this sound, how does it feel? What does it say? What tale does it tell? The exploration takes me further and brings more questions. This is the work of the performer that wishes to make the song a tool for a very deep exchange of experience between the singer and the listener. The voice is naked, and allows us to share on a level that we are not used to and often feel unsure in. The exploration of its limitations, transgressing them, and its connections with the physical experience, with images, with associations, makes richer our tools for communication and allows for a space of discovery.

The work session focuses on an exploration into our own voices and our voices reflected and fused in the voices of others. The strength of standing confident with the sound of our own voice, exploring its richness and building the foundation to support it, through breath, physical support, imagination. Discovering its strength when appearing singly, and power when it adds to the richness of a common sound created by other voices in the dance of a polyphonic musical structure.

Ditte Berkeley
Ditte Berkeley