• Post-Grotowskian Acting Training at CPPR

    En-Gendering Monodrama: Training days at The Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research, University of Huddersfield. 5-day intensive training with Dr Ben Spatz and Ilona Krawczyk. Day 1, 10 January 2017 On the first day, we started our session with breathing exercises, and we went through some basics to explore positions of stillness. I contemplated that even […]

  • The Embodied Monologues Research series receives institutional and financial support

    I am delighted to announce that my Embodied Monologues Research Series has received the support of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy at Maynooth University (MU).  The Embodied Monologues Symposium, to be held on March 31 at Maynooth University, will count on the institutional support […]

  • ‘Embodied Monologues’ Research Series Launched today

    I am happy to be launching today my Embodied Monologues Research Series hosted by Maynooth University and taking place in different institutions across Ireland. Embodied Monologues seeks to generate responses and challenges to the idea of solo or ‘mono’ performance. What, it asks, is the role of the intertextual, the multimedial, the intercorporeal in this mode […]

  • La Voix humaine, Première #engenderingmonodrama

    En-Gendering La Voix humaine One of the objectives of artistic research is to develop radical new concepts, where art becomes able to express new possibilities, create new texts, shape new practices. Artistic research engages critically with reality and looks for ways to challenge the existing status quo. In the wake of current political and historical […]

  • From Harvard with Love

    I have a fond memory of my mission to Harvard University to deliver my conference paper on Neither at the ACLA conference. Not only I got to see the estimated colleagues who organized my seminar session, in particular, my brilliant friend musicologist Jason D’Aoust, but I got to meet new people, and to share my research with a very […]

  • Training in the studio

    My week training at the Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research started as usual with a train to the airport, and a coffee at the gate. I left Switzerland and flew into Manchester, directed to Huddersfield University on the 16th of April, and met with Ben Spatz the following Monday. We shared mutual ideas and expectations about […]

  • Training at Huddersfield University

    I am about to set off to the UK, where I will be undertaking my IRC funded training at the Urban Research Centre with my colleague Ben Spatz. I will spend 10 days working on performer-centered theater methods, and devising ways to apply that experience and knowledge to my own embodied research on monodrama. During […]

  • New Review of ‘Cathy Berberian Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality’

    Just as I set back from the ‘Posthumanist and Vocality‘ seminar at the ACLA conference, I found a very generous review of Cathy Berberian Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality in the latest special issue on voice of Twentieth-Century Music. I am particularly pleased to see that the author of the review is distinguished artist and musicologist Nina […]

  • My Irish Spring: A Journal

    Day 1: We made it through the storm. As I sail to visit my Irish workplace, I realize that storm Henry is hitting the country, and set for an adventurous and windy flight from Basel Airport. This is a curious coincidence indeed, if one thinks that, according to the Gaelic calendar, today is day one of the Irish Spring. 1st […]

  • La Belle Époque at Piano Eckenstein

    La Belle Époque voice and piano duo’s mini Winter tour resumed at Piano Eckenstein’s, a historical landmark of Basel’s musical life. Elitza and I had a blast performing in a beautiful hall, surrounded by a number of breathtaking pianos and evocative historical visual testimonies of the venue’s life. Piano Eckenstein is in fact a traditional […]