9.30am warm up
10am – 12pm workshop
Dave Camlin and Sharon Durant Singing the Mouthful Way: with Sharon Durant and Dave Camlin: In this lively, creative workshop you’ll explore different aspects of rhythm and groove, using voice and body. You’ll learn ways of using your voice as a rhythm instrument, approaches to layering riffs and loops to create strong rhythmic textures and have a really good time…
The love-child of James Taylor and Tim Booth, (Ed Boyd, Lunasa) Dr. Dave Camlin is a singer, composer, educator and researcher from rural west Cumbria. He performs solo, with vocal groups Mouthful and Human Music, and acoustic collective The Coast Road. He is Head of Higher Education and Research at Sage Gateshead, and lectures on Sage degree programmes, as well as at Durham University and Trinity-Laban conservatoire. His recent doctorate developed a holistic model of ‘music in three dimensions’ which emphasises the aesthetic, participatory and social aspects of music. He leads community choirs in Cumbria and the NE, and advocates music – and especially singing – as a vital way of connecting us with our true selves, each other, and the land.
Sharon is a singer, choir leader, song writer and arranger. She loves harmony and has worked with singers of all ages and abilities to explore and embrace their voices. With a particular interest in using riffs and grooves as ways in to harmony singing, she invites you at Vocal Invention to come create, learn and animate some funky songs whilst moving, grooving and having fun.