On this page, l share the progress and news of my PhD research about the use of improvisational singing in Environmental Vocal Exploration (EVE). I am pleased to be studying under the expert guidance of Jesse Stewart, PhD, Ellen Waterman, PhD of Carleton University, and Yana Meerzon PhDof University of Ottawa. I am now recruiting 5 performers to join me in The Singing Field - an immersive, collaborative performance piece. We will sing in various environments to understand what the act of engaging in EVE will teach us about environments, and our selves.
July 30, 2020: We have had our first two sings. The first at a remarkable underpass
near Petri Lane in Kanata, and the second at Hogsback Park in Ottawa.
What different experiences they were, marked by acoustic thrill/aloneness, acoustic
feedback/pushback, a space made beautiful through singing and a place made
difficult through singing. So far, we have experienced awareness of the structures, the
surrounding environments, and the origins of each place among many other more
personal vocal discoveries
June 30, 2020: Very excited to say that the process has begun. I have my research group all ready to go, with the sings all lined up for the summer months. Thanks to COVID-19, everyone is sticking around and is available! The preparatory workshop has taken place and the transcriptions are already in process. Stay tuned for the photos to come.
Sound Technician, John Rosenfield
Researcher, Nicola Oddy
THE SINGING FIELD
The Singing Field: Responses to Participation in performances of Environmental Vocal Exploration
Updated on July 30, 2020
Copyright 2020 Nicola Oddy
Filmmaker, Hasi Eldib