Presenters: Johan Sundberg, Brian Gill, and Filipa Lã
Introduced by: Brian Horne
Location: Cohiba 10–11, Club Level 1
Join voice scientists Johan Sundberg, Brian Gill and Filipa Lã as they lead us on an exploratory adventure of some of the real-time feedback possibilities available to today’s voice teacher. They will guide us on exploration of breathing behavior using Respitrack, breath pressure using the Subglottal Pressure Monitor, voice source analysis by inverse filtering using the Glottal Enterprises MSIF, and spectrogram using the Wavesurfer software.
Johan Sundberg (Ph.D. in musicology Uppsala University 1966, doctor honoris causae 1996 University of York, UK) has a personal Chair (Emeritus) in Music Acoustics at the department of Speech Music and Hearing (KTH), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He early became interested in the acoustical aspects of music, starting with a doctoral dissertation work on organ pipes. After the dissertation, singing voice and music performance have been his main research topics. He led the music acoustics research group from 1970 to 2004. In Musikens Ljudlära Sundberg presents music acoustics in popularized form to the interested layman. As the President of the Music Acoustics Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Sundberg has been the editor of eight volumes in a series of proceedings of public seminars on music acoustic themes arranged in Stockholm since 1975. Sundberg has also had extensive experience of performing music. For 24 years he was a member of the Stockholm Bach Choir, nine years as its president. He has studied singing for Dagmar Gustafson and made his public debut with a Lieder recital on his 50th birthday. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, of the Swedish Acoustical Society (President 1976-81) and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Tenor Brian Gill, D.M.A., Certificate in Vocology, and 2011 Van L. Lawrence Fellowship winner, is associate professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He was previously music associate professor/director of vocal pedagogy at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School and Voice Center (Langone Medical Center).
He has performed numerous operatic and musical theater roles, concerts, and recitals in the United States and abroad. From opera companies and world famous churches/cathedrals to sold out arenas, recording studios, and packed houses playing/singing hard rock, funk, country, jazz, and even Indian classical music, Gill has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, a very diverse performing career entertaining a broad range of audiences around the world
A sought-after master clinician/guest lecturer, Gill has taught/presented for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA), U.S. Army Soldier's Chorus, South Carolina Governor's School, NYU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York Voice Study Group, the Los Angeles and the Michigan National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Fall Voice Conference, The Voice Foundation, The National Center for Voice and Speech, Acoustical Society of America, Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference, Pan-European Voice Conference, OPERA America, and Johan Sundberg’s Science of the Singing Voice course.
Filipa Lã is an internationally recognized singer and singing teacher, with a background in Biology, a Master's and PhD in Performance Studies (singing), and seven years experience as an Assistant Professor. Her research on singing voice performance focuses on issues related to female singer’s health and well-being and to performance optimization strategies, both applied to education, working conditions and genre and singing styles studies. In 2007, she was awarded by a pharmaceutical company to buy equipment for voice research. Since then, she has collaborated in international ongoing projects with researchers at KTH, Stockholm (2012), Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber and University of Music Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden (2013), and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU (2014).