9.30am warm up
10am – 12pm workshop
In this workshop led by international vocal composer and performer Helen Chadwick, you will will create fragments of songs and sing the harmonies on other people’s creations This workshop is for who can sing one voice to a part in a small group No composing experience necessary. Bring a text you would like to create into a song (one that does not have a tune yet) and something to record and playback with: a smart phone, an MP3 player, a minidisc or other recording device.
Helen has been commissioned to compose songs for many venues including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Opera, Welsh National Opera, Dover Harbour Olympic Torch Fireworks, and the BBC. Song theatre performance commissions include for the Royal Opera House, the British Museum, the Getty Villa LA, Greenwich and Salisbury festivals, as well as touring in Europe and the Americas. She is currently working on a site specific sound installation for Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. Helen’s album House of Light was featured on Desert Island Discs.