2019 House of Voices


A CalArts School of Theater initiative, conceived by Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, in which we explore three ancestral voice practices to create a dialogue between practitioners, students, faculty, artists, scholars, researchers, and scientists. 

The goal is to experience different cultural forms of the voice and to promote further dialogue between those interested in all aspects of human vocal expression. 

These events were made possible by the support of the School of Theater and the Office of the Provost.

Vocal Traditions Presenters
January 24, Thursday 

Melanie DeMore -- African-American Folk Tradition

January 25, Friday

David Harris -- Contemporary Research on Voice Textures

January 26, Saturday

Tamir Hargana -- Mongolian Throat Singing 

Daily Schedule
9:00am - 12:00pm  @Coffeehouse Theatre
Presentation & Contextualization of the Vocal Practice

1:30pm - 3:30pm  @C105

  • Theatre Students with 3-day full attendance will qualify to get ONE credit for the WINTER SESSION.
  • 30 seats are guaranteed for the students pursuing the credit.
  • 20 extra seats for the institute at large will be available on first come first served basis.
  • You can choose any session you would like to attend, and we will send you a confirmation email.
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