|David will be presenting papers at
Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC-XI) in
Firenze in September 2015 and taking part in two
invited Round Table discussions at the MAVEBA and
COMET events running in parallel. The Vocal Tract
Organ will be featured along with work on voice
synthesis and vocal tract acoustic measurements.
It will be a 2015 Grand Tour as we shall be
driving in an MX5.
|David has written Choral Singing and
Healthy Voice Production for choral
directors and choir singers which was launched in
St. Sepulchre's, London with Ralph Allwood (who
wrote the Foreword) with his Rodolfus Choir on
Friday 20th February 2015. It covers voice
production, vocal health, choral singing, warm-up
exercises, and tuning and blend with examples to
be used in rehearsals to develop skills. Published
Leaf Media. Available on Amazon.
Comments from Ninevoices.
|David presents the Vocal Tract Organ in Berlin in November 2014 at the Die stimme im Ausnahmezustand event. The focus is on unusual voice performance instruments and how they are used in practice. This is a 'by invitation' presentation which is rather special!|
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|David worked with Andy Hunt at the
inclusive' music event in the Ron Cooke Hub,
University of York on 1st March 2014 demonstrating
new musical instruments and controllers including
the Vocal Tract Organ.
|David was a Keynote at the SEMPRE
(Society for Education, Music and Psychology
'Researching Music, Education, Technology:
Critical Insights' conference at the Institute of
Education, London, 2-3 April 2014 where he
presented his Vocal Tract Organ.
|David was invited to the Ars Choralis 2014, the International Symposium on Chorusology in Croatia (24-26 April 2014). There he will conduct and accompany a local choir at the opening ceremony and give a Keynote Paper on the Choral Sound. (Download poster: side A, side B). David is very proud to have been made an Honorary Member of the Association of Croatian Choral Directors and to have been presented with a plaque for his Scientific Research in the field of Chorusology at this event.|
|David will give a Gresham Lecture as part of the 2014 City of London Festival on Monday 30th June 2014 at 18.00 on The science of choral singing (venue and further details to be confirmed).|
|David has written a new book on The
Sound for choral directors and choir singers
to be published in 2014 by Willowleaf Publishing.
It covers voice production, choral singing,
warm-up exercises, and tuning and blend with
examples to be used in rehearsals to develop
skills. For advance notice of publication, email
|David appeared on French television 'Arte' in Les mystères de la voix humaine on Arte on 22nd December 2013 at 22:25. In it he discusses the function and acoustics of the human singing voice and illustrates this with examples from his Vocal Tract Organ using an extract from his Vocal Vision II with York soloists David Howard and Ben Lindley.|
|David was been invited to speak at the European Choral Association meeting in Pecs, Hungary on 9th November 2014 on his work on choir research which is part of an EU funded project titled VOICE (Vision On Innovation in Choral music in Europe). There he will outline the UK part of this project which is on healthy choral singing. (Download poster: side A, side B)|