‚Voice and Space‘ Workshop and Presentation by Janneke van der Putten


31. Mai 2018  | Workshop and Presentation Voice and Space by Janneke van der Putten  | Setzkasten Wien, Hernalser Hauptstraße 29, 1170 Vienna, Austria  |  FB

Reserve participation to the workshop by email with a short motivation to:


15h45: gathering
16h00: start workshop
20h00: public event with workshop presentation

Voice and Space with Janneke van der Putten

For more than ten years Janneke van der Putten’s own voice has been an essential medium for her interactions with landscape, space and contexts, in connection with e.g. natural phenomena, mythologies, cycles and time. In addition to her studies of textile design and Artistic Research Janneke van der Putten learned the North Indian singing „Dhrupad“ with Amelia Cuni and Marianne Svašek in Berlin and Rotterdam. The learned technique has been essential for her understanding of the voice as a physical experience and less as a medium for speech or even singing. „How can I travel with my voice, my jaw, tongue, spittle, and breath?“

This workshop explores the voice in relation to a spatial experience. Through a Deep Listening session and blind-folded sound walk we will explore our senses and become more aware of our own body, movements and sounds. We will continue with a simple body warm up followed up by a basic vocal exercise. The workshop will consist of group interventions and performances, exploring the acoustics and characteristics of the space, using amongst other our own voices. We will reflect in drawing and conversation.

No prior singing experience is needed. Please bring comfortable clothes, gymnastic mats or blankets.

Workshop participation fee: 25€ (to be payed at the beginning of the workshop)

Reservation Required: info@jannekevanderputten.nl

Biography Janneke van der Putten

Janneke van der Putten (Amsterdam, 1985) is a visual artist and vocalist based in Rotterdam. Her practice involves experiences of listening, performances, sound and video, documentations in image/text/textile, workshops, music projects, and creating platforms for cultural exchange. Her voice is her main tool, guiding her through physical and sonic explorations in different landscapes. Engaging with specific sites and local contexts, and through her personal experiences, she investigates (human) responses to her surroundings, and their relation to natural phenomena and transitions, such as the sunrise.


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Janneke van der Putten’s travel to Austria is supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam). CBK logo RGB

Setzkasten wird unterstützt von Basis Kultur Wien und Ma7.

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