Vocal Chords: Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini
I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble specialising in Renaissance and contemporary music founded and directed by Robert Hollingworth. http://www.ifagiolini.com/ Robert also runs the only full-time solo-voice ensemble course in the world at the University of York and teaches both undergraduate and masters students how to develop and hone the skills of solo-voice ensemble singing in western classical music (sacred and secular).
For this series, one of the Vocal Chords recordists, composer Michael Gallen, went to visit Robert Hollingworth at the University of York to talk about the voice and the phenomenon of ensemble singing. Hollingworth and I Fagiolini will feature in Vocal Chords for RTE Lyric fm but here is an exclusive sample from inside a I Fagiolini rehearsal in London where Michael got to sneak in and record, with their permission of course, before they travelled to a performance in America that night.
Transcript: 00:00 I Fagiolini: rehearsing music piece Robert Hollingworth: Instructs. 00:42 I Fagiolini: sings 01:29 Sound begins to fade. 01:32
Photo credit: Eric Richmond, courtesy of Percius
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