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Location:
Innis Town Hall,
2 Sussex Avenue

Dates:
Thur. Feb. 25 – 7pm

Admission:
FREE

ONCE UPON A VOICE

A Workshop with
Vocal Artist Victoria Hanna

“ Hanna is blessed with one of those voices that demands full attention, holding audiences rapt with her acrobatic voice and leaving mouths agape.” Time Out New York

In this workshop by International vocal artist Victoria Hanna, we will research and look at voice from its least obvious place and experience the power of tone and pitch through the understanding that each word, each sentence that comes out of our mouths are sounds spilling into space. One of the powerful inspirations for this fascinating work are ancient Kabbalist writings that view the letters of the alphabet, the mouth, and language as tools of Creation.

International vocal artist Victoria Hanna will open before you a new way of relating to voice and language. We all speak and use our voices daily, but have you ever stopped to wonder about this act of vocalization? What power does speech have beyond being a practical tool for imparting information? Voice exists as a physical frequency in space and can do incredible things once we become aware of that part of its nature. That this awareness exists can be found in Genesis, for example, with the myth that the world was created by a speech act, and the resulting implication that there is a lot more going on here than we realize. In this workshop we will research and look at voice from its least obvious place and experience the power of tone and pitch through the understanding that each word, each sentence that comes out of our mouths are sounds spilling into space. One of the powerful inspirations for this fascinating work are ancient Kabbalist writings that view the letters of the alphabet, the mouth, and language as a tools of Creation.

Vocal artist Victoria Hanna researches ancient sacred Hebrew texts and sets them to music in ways that explore their mystical nature in combination with contemporary modes of communication and symbols. Her work reveals transcendental aspects of voice, text, and spatial perception, as well as an astonishing vocal range and timbre. Much of the inspiration for her current work comes from Jerusalem, where the overlapping of past and present, ancient and modern, lies at the city’s very core. Her work presents sacred Hebrew texts, prayers, and spirituals in a unique and utterly modern context that integrates theater, music, spoken word, and video. Hanna has performed internationally since the age of 20, and has featured in international festivals around the world and has collaborated with various highly acclaimed international artists.