Vocal journey – musically bonding east and west – Sinta Wullur

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lecture (60 min.)
Thursday 9.30hrs

The mixing of musical styles is nothing new, but sometimes you find connections within music that are less well known than others. In this lecture, composer, singer and vocal teacher Sinta Wullur will go into her practice of creating authentic connections between music from east and west. In her work, Sinta melds together influences from western classical music, Indian raga improvisations and Indonesian gamelan and vocal music. It takes a ‘vocal journey’, actually practising these traditional music styles, to make this combination work authentically. Singing is the most accessible tool to realise this.

Sinta will describe her musical process, as well as provide examples from her own practice and compositions. In this session, you follow the journey Sinta undertakes, taking among others extended techniques like body clapping or traditional Balinese monkey chant (the kecak dance), moulding them for her purposes and integrating the rhythms and sounds in her compositions.

This lecture is connected to a workshop by Sinta Wullur on combining traditional music techniques. In the workshop you will work with and experience the music styles and techniques yourself, also going into the practical aspects of performance. It is possible to join only one of these sessions.

About the session leader

Sinta Wullur

Sinta Wullur

Composer, singer and pianist Sinta Wullur (Indonesia/ The Netherlands) grew up with classical piano music. Sinta studied piano and composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Ton de Leeuw and The Hague with Louis Andriessen and Theo Loevendie.

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