MARIA BUSQUÉ, GERMANY-CATALONIA
Create an open, free and emotional choir sound
As a choir conductor, you are in the unique position to influence two of the three factors of sound: your instrument and your body (the third factor being the acoustic space). Resonance Training is applied musical physiology, giving musicians the tools to expand the quality of their sound and to use their own body for the purpose of resonance. "The more ease in the movement, the more resonance in the sound" is the basis of Resonance Training. Sound and movement are understood as a unit, and in the hierarchy of these two elements it is the hearing that should lead the movement. When this occurs, the movement originates in the same moment as the sound, as a direct expression of the musical emotion: it's organic, intuitive, personal and non-repeatable. Resonance body exercises facilitate free breathing and open the articulations. Thus, performers can dissolve tensions and release their full artistic potential, especially during performances. This work enables them to take responsibility for their musicianship and enjoy a greater contact to their instrument, acoustics and audience. Get to know Resonance Training in this practical presentation, including body exercises and a first-hand experience on how it can enhance your musical creativity and emotion.
Maria Busqué is a musician, pedagogue and writer living in Berlin. The emphasis of her artistic work lies currently in historical performance on the harpsichord, having founded in 2011 early music chamber group "Dianthus Ensemble" with some of the finest musicians she knows. Maria studied piano, music theory and harpsichord in Conservatori Superior de Música de Barcelona and Universität der Künste Berlin. She has a broad choral singing experience in excellent amateur choirs such as Orfeó Català and Lieder Càmera in Barcelona. 2000 she was a member of European Youth Choir under Frieder Bernius. Maria complements her artistic path with a solid teaching career. For over 22 years, she has been teaching piano, accompaniment, harpsichord, and bodywork for musicians. She's a Certified Teacher for Resonance Training (Resonanzlehre nach Thomas Lange) and works with aspiring and professional musicians, as well as musical institutions, on the topics of integrated learning, teaching and performing. On these topics, she writes articles for musicians on her popular blog and in addition prepares her first book, which is to be released in 2017. Maria is a regular guest collaborator on special projects of Education Department of Berliner Philharmoniker.
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