The Singing Project
The Singing Project is an ever-changing singing sculpture that will begin to unfold at the Gropius Bau from August 2021. The artist-violinist, Ayumi Paul, will host workshops every month at the Gropius Bau and in Gropius Wood.
The Singing Project is a fluid composition that unfurls through time and space, forming a singing network. By unlearning our conditioning together, we activate worlds of sound, which rather than being predefined by the artist, are created afresh with each new moment. To prepare for these workshops, 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. During the project Ayumi Paul will invite other artists and researchers to share their knowledge with participants.
Ayumi Paul studied classical violin at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and Indiana University in the United States, she toured internationally from 2000–2015, playing at concert halls around the world. In recent years her works have increasingly been performed in museums and galleries. Her first institutional solo exhibition took place at the Kunsthalle in Osnabrück in the spring of 2020. In 2021 she was granted a residency at Villa Massimo in Rome.
Find all workshop dates below.