The Paramorph Collective / Le collectif Paramorph
- Open (def: scores for unspecified instrumentation)
- Found objects or art supplies
- Acoustic instruments
- Rock band instruments
- Digital devices
- 5 to 12 years of age
- 13 to 18 years of age
A series of 5 sessions, adaptable and scalable to your needs
- Community associations
Have you ever wanted to create your own music/multimedia artwork, but couldn’t figure out where to begin? While creation can seem intimidating, it can actually be surprisingly accessible, and more importantly, FUN!
The Paramorph Collective (Kim Farris-Manning and An-Laurence Higgins) has put together a series of five exercises to guide you through vocal and sound improvisation, homemade video creation and creative writing. You can use one or many of these exercises in order to help guide the creation of your own original artwork. The series also contains one brief overview on sound and video editing.
This series of exercises was originally created by composers and multimedia artists Kim and An-Laurence for a commissioned project with the virtual community choir SING THE NORTH, leading to the creation of “suddenly I was alone/d’un tratto ero sola” (2021) with 49 singers from high-school age to retirees based in Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia and Italy. Watch the final video below.
This series of exercises is meant to be used by self-directed individuals or groups. Exercise material can be used by facilitators upon request. If you wish to collaborate with Kim and An-Laurence, or hope to organize a similar project as a facilitator, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that the true value of improvisation lies in the process, not in the end result.
Links to all audio examples are listed at the bottom of this page. You will find pdfs of each exercise in the score section below.
Exercise 1: Drone, Magnet Tone | Vocal improvisation
Exercise 2: Sound Textures | Instrument- or object-based improvisation
Exercise 3: Harmony | Vocal improvisation
Exercise 4: Video | Recording a home-made video
Exercise 5: Spoken Word | Creative writing and spoken words
Sound and Video Editing: OverviewRead More +