Exploring the indoor space as an artistic quality in herding call.
This project is based on questions about the significance of the acoustic space for kulning (herding call). Could I kula without a forest? Would I be able to create a “virtual forest” indoor where my voice can subside and echo the same way as outdoors? In this project I explore these questions by improvisation and composition in kulning in indoor spaces.
The Dome – Spatial herding call composition for tree different acoustic indoor spaces.
- Part I – New music for mix Choir in Floda kyrka – 11th century church dome in Katrineholm. Architect Axel Herman Hägg, performed by Katrineholms kammarkör 31 of may 2017. Supervisor prof Karin Rehnqvist
- Part II – New music and improvisation – for tree voices and electro-acoustic dome with 29 speakers at Royal College of Music in Stockholm, designed by Prof Bill Brunson. Performed by Irmelin 13th of october 2017. Supervisor prof Henrik Frisk
- Part III – New music and improvisation – solo performens in a Large Gasklocka in gävle. It was built in 1898 and designed by John Ekelund. – Work in progress
- Kulning positions – Exploring the effect of directions, body position, technique, on the herding call sound.
- Shadow Composing – Using shadow singing to get musical ideas to implement in new compositions etc.
- Grand Piano Lake – using a Grand Piano as an acoustic space for herding call improvisation
- Footprints of The Forest – creating virtual musical atmosphere using digital technology. Supervisor Hadrian Prett.
- Tutorials – making Kulningstutorials to explore my tacit knowledge of the art of Kulning
- Transcription and variation – Transcribe traditional material and analyze melodic and rhythmic variation
- Recordings – explore technical possibilities and issues in the process of record kulning.
Maria Misgeld – Master program, Folk Singing at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Artistic supervisor Susanne Rosenberg