A HISTORY OF SINGING, WITH VOCAL WORKSHOP: Neil has written and broadcast extensively on Indian and Javanese music, and was co-founder of The English Gamelan Orchestra. Here, he draws on the spirit (if not the letter) of his recent book (co-authored with the distinguished tenor John Potter) to highlight the variety of ways in which the human voice is used around the world. To make it even more illuminating,he includes a short workshop on the Balinese Kecak chant, nicknamed the 'monkey chorus'. There are NO SINGING SKILLS REQUIRED, just a willingness to have fun! Chair: John Crowley.
Britain's pre-eminent ethnomusicilogist, the composer, writer and broadcaster Neil Sorrell,is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York, and is currently the director of the York-based Gamelan Sekar Petak. He is the author of a number of books including guides to Indian music and to Gamelan music. His book A History Of SInging (co-authored with John Potter) was published in 2012 by Cambridge Unversity Press.