With the help of I-Portunus mobility Olga Siemienczuk had the opportunity to attend the festival IRCAM and masterclasses for contemporary music to explore voice & electronics techniques.
Participating in a masterclass rarely brings spectacular outcomes in terms of new creations or immediate projects. My aim was to learn about voice and electronics and network in this field. It all happened. Working with Valerie Philippin was even better than I expected — apart of being an expert in contemporary voice music, she is also a great person. We worked a lot on interpersonal and artistic interactions. We practised improvisation techniques every day and it was a cherry on top of the whole experience. I also got a chance to work with a contemporary music super star singer, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, who explained me a lot about contemporary vocal techniques and preparations for studying new scores.I met many people and was informed about some contacts in Berlin that I will follow as soon as my July holidays are over. I am very curious to meet the local artists and work on my aim project about the climate change and environment.