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Voice Meeting Lyrics

In this project, textual and linguistic interpretation are examined from the singer’s perspective. What happens in the process when the lyrics become acoustic language through singing? What possibilities / constraints does the articulation of the language provide for the singers to express themselves musically?

The empirical material consists of stanzaic poems with strophic musical setting (Swedish: visor) recorded by Swedish singers, as well as interviews with singers and reciters. The researcher’s own experience from vocal interpretation is also used as a basis for discussion. Two different approaches for the singer to communicate the content of the lyrics are explored: epic and dramatic performance.

Projekt leader: Marita Rhedin
Project duration: 2015–2016
Funding: The Faculty of Arts

Contact Information

Marita Rhedin

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

+46-(0)31-786 6153

Page Manager: Felicia Bigot Klinteberg|Last update: 5/4/2016

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