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Workshop with Martino Corimbi and members of Cuncordu de Orosei, Sardinia


Sat–Sun 16–17 April 2016, 10:00–13:00

Laboratory Theatre Space

The workshop will be conducted in Italian and English


Contact and application
Please email your completed application form by 3 April 2016 to Ewelina Sochacka at Please include in the subject of the email ‘VoicEncounters workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. We will get back to you by 5 April 2016. The number of places is limited.

Fee: 40 EUR


This work session will offer participants the opportunity to experience Sardinian polyphonic singing (the leading speaking voice and three other voices that ‘enlarge’ the sound vertically through polyphony and tuning). Participants will sing four-part liturgical chants, and experience the sonic power of a tenore singing which involves throat singing (percussive vocal sounds).



The Cuncordu de Orosei was founded in 1978. Its members foster the unique tradition of the village, presenting it in numerous festivals in countries such as Italy, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. Since its inception, the ensemble has collaborated with Stefan Winter, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas, Paul Motian Trio, Gary Thomas and the film director Paul Fenkart.


The Island of Sardinia possesses a unique tradition of song, music and dance, with two distinct forms of polyvocal singing. The first is a secular tradition of sung dance music called cantu a tenore (involving a form of throat singing called caprizare – ‘singing like a goat’), the second is the cuncordu tradition of sacred ritual music. The style is one of the most archaic linguistic phenomena in an area that was long isolated from more dynamic cultural centres.


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