Wordbox is a boxful of words, of possibilities for poem or song made in the moment to speak or sing. Surprising sentences – word work for improvisers – a portal to new realities created by the sound and the meaning of words. The wordbox is growing.
Do it quickly without thinking too much..
Current theme PRODUCTION for the Spike Island Associate Exchange Project: Tate Moden Feb 2nd – 4th 2018..
Immersed in the muted colours and strong light of a North East Scottish landscape, I grew up in the depths of nature and free to roam. The landscape first opened up my senses, to light, land and the deep thrum of the wild things. I studied visual art and for a while this was a focus for imagination and experiments. My ear was accustomed to dialects: from Shetland (my mum) Geordie (dad) and 'the Doric' of the NE of Scotland, accents redolent of land and farming, the weather. I started singing
Moving to the city meant being submerged in an intensified soundscape, ‘body’ substituted for ‘land’ and vocal work became an extension of this space-making. The study of vocal technique, a training in voice movement therapy, singing and performance research have cross-fertilised with other creative and contemplative practices to underpin my coaching, teaching and research - and a creative urge that sprawls over many areas and media and has proved impossible to contain.
Member of Spike Island Associates www.spikeisland.org.uk