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Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin

Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin
Photo: Jan Windszus Photography

Raise Your Voice!

Salon about the human production of sounds

Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin
Photo: Jan Windszus Photography

Raise Your Voice!

Salon about the human production of sounds

Date:

November 05, 2018, 7–9:30 p.m.

Venue:

Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstr. 55, 10117 Berlin


To be in good or poor voice, to find one’s voice, to give voice to something – a powerful voice is a healthy first sign of life. Voice gives color to content and is of course last but not least an integral component of the art form of the opera! Two small muscle strands that are similar in every human being – but how does this simple yet mysterious “instrument” work? And why are we enchanted by somebody’s sonorous voice, while another person’s voice drives us up the wall? Why is one person taken with the dramatic Wagner singer, while another person is only stirred to the depths by listening to Tom Waits? And is it true that only the loudest voices are heard? What about the soft voices in politics and society? Can opera perhaps be a space to train a richer and more nuanced voice?

These questions will be explored by the salon “Raise Your Voice!,” which will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, head of the Cognitive Ethology Lab at the German Primate Center in Göttingen, and Prof. Dr. Doris Kolesch, professor of theater studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin.

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Julia Fischer is Professor for Primate Cognition at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and head of the Cognitive Ethology Lab at the German Primate Center. Her research interest is in the social behavior, communication, and cognition of nonhuman primates. After completing her PhD in 1996 at the FU Berlin, she carried out research at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig before being appointed professor in Göttingen.

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Doris Kolesch is Professor of Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and a member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since 2011, she has served as Dean of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at the FU Berlin, where she previously was Dean of Studies between 2009 and 2011. She studied general and comparative literature, Romance philology, philosophy, and journalism in Mainz and Paris.

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