The Singing Project. The Tao of the Voice
By Ayumi Paul
Ayumi Paul invites participants to come together to practice breathing and singing techniques. Following the workshop, the voices of the participants merge into one singing sculpture that is presented in the Gropius Bau atrium, which the public are invited to join in with.
- In German or English
The workshop focuses on the Tao of the voice. Through joint unlearning, learning and the practicing of being in relationship with one another, new sound worlds emerge.
The Singing Project is an ever-changing singing sculpture that has been unfolding in the Gropius Bau since August 2021, becoming a singing network across space and time. In preparation for The Singing Project, Ayumi Paul studied singing traditions ranging from opera, the Tao of voice and polyphonic overtones to healing techniques and historical and mythological approaches to passing down ritual songs. By combining what she learns and weaving it together with her own intuitive practice, she generates a flexible singing method rooted in the female voice and in collective learning processes.
The workshop was developed by Ayumi Paul in collaboration with Tao practitioner Canan Kınalı.
Ayumi Paul is a Berlin-based artist, who works with composition, performance and installation. She studied classical violin at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and Indiana University in the United States. In 2021 she was granted a residency at Villa Massimo in Rome.
Canan Kınalı is a Berlin-based Tao instructor and Reiki practitioner. She has trained internationally in several aspects of this field. In her workshops she focuses on the connection between spirituality and nature.