Performance Research Volume 8 Issue 1


Issue editors: Claire MacDonald

ISBN: 978-0-415-32130

Voices will be the opening issue of a new volume (PR Vol.8, Nos 1–4, 2003) dealing with the body and the senses in performance. The subsequent issues will be Bodiescapes, On Smell and Moving Bodies. Voices will consider ‘voice’ in as wide a range of contexts and manifestations as possible – both real voices and metaphorical voices, the politics of the voice and the history of the voice, the nature of sound and its absence. ‘Voices’ will explore the relationship between the sonic and the textual, between listening and reading and between eye and ear. Work on sound poetry, on the history of the voice, on music, on sound-art and its possible relationship to the inscribed and printed page as well as considerations of the voice across the performance and visual arts will be included in the issue. The editors are interested in visual and textual work that makes use of the resources of the page, and in work that may use several versions of a text.

Editorial: In Viva Voce

Claire MacDonald

pp. 1 - 4

Voicing Joyce: Crossmesss parzels from Cage to Beuys

Chris Thompson

pp. 5 - 22

Great Bass: Undertones of continuous influence

Margaret Fisher

pp. 23 - 40

Figuring Out the Voice: Object, subject, project - performing strategies in the use of extended voice range techniques in relation to language and texts

Enrique Pardo

pp. 41 - 50

Naked Samoans: Pacific island voices in the theatre of Aotearoa/New Zealand

David O'Donnell, Bronwyn Tweddle

pp. 51 - 60

A Theatre of Multiple Voices: Works of Einar Schleef, Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch

Patrick Primavesi

pp. 61 - 73

Voice, writing, noise… OR is Herod Balinese?

Simon Shepherd

pp. 74 - 82

Wandering and Wondering: Following Janet Cardiff's missing voice

Sarah Gorman

pp. 83 - 92

Braiding Polyphony: Je tu il elle & lui

Lynn Turner

pp. 93 - 99

Voice of Contraction: Melodrama, star system, and a Turkish female star's excessive response to the patriarchal order

Çetin Sarikartal

pp. 100 - 111

Voicescapes and Sonic Structures in the Creation of Sound Technodrama

Hazel Smith, Roger T. Dean

pp. 112 - 123

Performance Review: The Theatre of Spectacle

Judy Kendall

pp. 125 - 127

Book Review: Educating the Ear to Sonic Textures

Sarah Parry

pp. 128 - 132

Book Review: An Authentic Ferocity

Juliet Fleming

pp. 132 - 134

Book Review: Contingency and Theatricality in Performance

Çetin Sarikartal

pp. 135 - 140

Notes on Contributors

pp. 141 - 142