Voice Studies brings together leading international scholars and practitioners, to re-examine what voice is, what voice does, and what we mean by ‘voice studies’ in the process and experience of performance. This dynamic and interdisciplinary publication draws on a broad range of approaches, from composing and voice teaching through to psychoanalysis and philosophy. With contributions spanning six continents, the volume considers the processes of teaching or writing for voice, the performance of voice in theatre, live art, music, and on recordings, and the experience of voice in acoustic perception and research. It concludes with a multifaceted series of short provocations that simply revisit the core question of the whole volume: what is voice studies?
By Konstantinos Thomaidis and Ben Macpherson