BIOs ANNE-LAURE PIGACHE, JEAN-BAPTISTE VEYRET-LOGERIAS, MYRIAM VAN IMSCHOOT

Performeuse, vocaliste, 
née en 1976, vit à Grenoble [Fr] 
www.uneportedansledos.com

Anne-Laure is self-educated and developed a heterogeneous artistic oeuvre through multiple collaborations. The collective dimension is very present in her work. Today she is active as vocalist, improviser and author of sonorous poetry pieces. She has worked with voice as body and musical material since 15 years. She trains improvised musique, sings in different groups that use improvised music. She composes vocal pieces while integrating graphical elements and improvisation games. Her work can be situated on the boundary between sound and sense. She is interested in the sound dimension of speech and language. Since 2008 she is touring with the poetic sonorous piece Dyslexie where she plays with the musicality of speech and language errors of journalistic texts as if these were musical or sound scripts. Her writing is mostly sound based, using repetition and deformation of words. In 2012 she started working on a typology of speech and its choral and musical potential. Since 2003 Anne Laure has collaborated with different art collectives to explore performative presence in public spaces as well as drift as exploration instrument of such spaces. The questions at stake are related to the sound of those spaces, the notion of public, the different dispositives of presence, performance or representation. To update a state of improvisation, hearing and presence in the entered space she uses the practice of dance movement and choreography.


Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias Performer, performance maker, chorus singer and conductor, lives in Paris http://jbveyretlogerias.free.frwww.sweetandtender.org

After a long practice of singing and a first experience in movement through chorus conducting, Jean-Baptiste began dancing when he was studying linguistics at the university. In 2003 he was part of the vocal ensemble that won the silver medal at the national competition of Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choral Competition (FR). In 2005 he became one of the first students of the ‘Essais’ program at CNDC in Angers (FR), directed by Emmanuelle Huynh. Since then he has been developing his work, alongside his participation in collective works, such as Tout Court, on invitation by Tommy Noonan at Stadttheater in Freiburg (DE, 2008), and Five people at Campo in Ghent (BE, 2009) on invitation by Dirk Pauwels. He’s an active member of the international network Sweet & Tender collaborations. In 2010 he was awarded the danceWEB scholarship to take part in the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna (AT). During Voicelab he assisted in the workshop of Anne-Laure Pigache with rhythmical training. He participated also in Handmade Radio Lab and in the Silly Singing ensemble.


Myriam Van Imschoot Writer, performance artist, born in 1969, lives in Brussels myriamvanimschoot.wordpress.com

Myriam Van Imschoot’s interest in the voice grew increasingly from working with speech and its natural musicality. She explores various dispositives around vocal performance, alternating between pieces with a radiophonic set up and performances for public space, where longer distances are bridged through crying, yodeling or waving. Stripping language from its cognitive functions brings it to a bare communicability. Previous works encompassed various media, such as the solo performance Living Archive (2012), where she takes her own personal sound archive, collected over 30 years, as a point of departure; Black Box (2009), a sound installation in the form of a jukebox and self-made singles containing interviews and associative sounds; Oral Site (2012), a digital tool and platform developed in team with Sarma and Constant to host multimodal publications. Her work has been presented by Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum Buda Kortrijk, Stuk (Playground), Jan van Eyck Academie, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Vooruit, Binaural Nodar, MUU Galery, etc. Currently she prepares a series of works on yodeling, in residences at Campo. She is also preparing two videos situated in the skyscraper where she is living. It’s the second time she has set up Voicelab and Soirée Parole, initiatives in direct link with her artistic interests. In this context she combined hosting, with participating, assisting and conducting a mini-lab on Silly Singing. The Silly Singing came from an interest in the triangularization between thinking, expression and song, merging and refracturing their logics and inclinations.

PHOTOS

Preparing ‘Prosodies’

Preparing ‘Dominique’

Laurie Peschier-Pimont

Taking a drink in the bar Fin du Siècle

TRACK LIST OF WORKS – USE HEADPHONES FOR LISTENING!

Prosodies (5‘54”) - Composition for four performers playing with prosody.

Proposal by Lito Walkey. Performers: Mala Kline, Gaël Santisteva, Emilie Gallier, Katarzyna Sitarz, Dianne Weller, Malika Fankha.


Talking Together (5‘43”) - Sound piece for two performers using simultaneous speech with one person translating.

Proposal by Adaline Anobile in collaboration with Laurie Peschier Pimont, Myriam Van Imschoot and Gael Santisteva. Performers: Laurie Peschier Pimont, Myriam Van Imschoot, Gaël Santisteva.

Canceling (5‘19”) - Two performers cancel with a variety of strategies the repetitious phrasing of four sentences by two speakers.

Proposal by Lito Walkey and Adaline Anobile. Performers: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Myriam Van Imschoot, Dianne Weller.


Let’s Say (6‘29”)

Proposal by Dianne Weller and Ame Henderson. Performers: Lito Walkey, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Katarzyna Sitarz, Emilie Gallier

Dominique (5‘58”) - Composition mixing vocal sound scaping with text delivery.

Proposal by Myriam Van Imschoot and Ame Henderson. Performers: Myriam Van Imschoot, Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Gaël Santisteva, Lito Walkey, Laurie Peschier Pimont, Mala Kline, Adaline Anobile.

Battle with Moodgiver (3‘17”)

Proposal by Myriam Pruvot and Malika Fankha. Performers: Laia Sadurni (Moodgiver), Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Dianne Weller.

Reportage (3‘52”) - Speech improvisation using mute, repeat, sample, volume parameters.

Proposal by Myriam Van Imschoot after an exercise by Anne-Laure Pigache. The performers of the workshop use their experiences of the workshop and reflections thereupon as the basis for a speech improvisation, where one can insert speech bits, mute them, repeat and sample.