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Cross Project
Workshop

THE VOICE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF INNER DISCOVERY

Laura Cuomo (IT)

Atelier Casa Ceretti - Verbania

28.05.2024 | 6PM - 9PM
29.05.2024 | 6PM - 9PM
30.05.2024 | 6PM - 9PM
Price: €50

This journey represents an opportunity to approach and explore the dimensions of sound, voice, and singing as expressions of self. The voice, so unique and personal, tells us who we are, our potentials, and our limits. Laura Cuomo will guide participants from spoken voice to singing, becoming a tool for harmonization and communication. Part of the work will be dedicated to transmitting monodic and polyphonic ensemble songs from the repertoire of Southern Italy’s folk tradition. Participants will explore their identity, connection with the Whole, and spirituality through the powerful medium of the human voice. Additionally, through vocal practices inspired by psychophony, Laura Cuomo will help the audience explore the dimensions of sound and voice as tools revealing our psycho-physical state. Singing leads us to greater self-awareness. During this journey, we will explore vocal practices that resonate our entire body, connecting the inner voice with the outer through conscious breathing, vocal explorations, and searching for postures conducive to vocal emission. Singing thus becomes a way to feel good, to seek connections with our deep self, with other participants, and with the surrounding places.

Concept and direction by Laura Cuomo

Laura Cuomo is an independent vocal researcher and singer with a diverse background ranging from choral vocal music, psychophony, and the practice of Yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharia and Desikachar. Graduated in Ethnomusicology from La Sapienza in Rome with a thesis on the voice in the 20th century between therapy and music, she has always nurtured singing in various vocal formations of folk and ancient music, enhancing her passion for the voice and voices singing together in a continuous and constant choral practice. She studies psychophony, a discipline based on singing and the psycho-corporal harmonization through the voice. She conducts expressive musical workshops on the voice for young people and adults. She collaborates with Eugenio Bennato & Taranta Power for the project Le Voci del Sud, with whom she recorded the album Qualcuno sulla terra in 2020. She collaborates as a performer in song theater shows freely inspired by the music of Fabrizio De André and classical Neapolitan songs like the album Indifferentemente. Voci e suoni del sud. She is the creator of Ra di spina since 2020, a musical project based on the reworking of songs from the folk tradition of Southern Italy for a vocal duo, loop station, and electronics, of which the EP of the same name was published in January 2022. She is the voice of the trio Amaron with Oud and ethnic percussion, a project that explores music from the Near East. She continues vocal research on sacred and profane folk melodies in projects with Francesco Santagata like Rituale della presenza. Canti di dolcezza e pathos for voice, loop station, electronics, and Mario Gabola with Musica viva. Studies on the formless for voice, loop station, extended sax. She is the soloist in the compositions of Rocco De Rosa for the soundtrack of the film “Dante” by Pupi Avati (2022).