My Voice and My Piano Teacher

William Engelen - How your voices and your memories are turned into music
Wednesday, 6. November - 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Who remembers their piano teacher? Who still knows how the whistle of truck drivers in Manhattan sounded years ago? And who pays attention to their own voice when recounting these flashbacks? With Engelen stories are told and voices are analysed without being evaluated. Participants will work with their talking voice, make recordings and turn these into music, thereby composing their own vocal memory piece.     

William Engelen

William Engelen, fine artist. Studied at the Staatsacademie voor toegepaste Kunsten and at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Engelens works formulate relationships between the visual, the acoustic and its surrounding space. In his work fine arts, architecture, music, performance, installation, sculpture and composition find common ground. This practise leads to hybrid musical forms that are unique in that they are always attached to a certain place. His works were on display at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotteradam an Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna. Lectureships at Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau, Postgraduate Design and at University of Innsbruck, Faculty of arcitecture. Lives and works in Berlin.