The Voice Foundation (41st Annual symposium)
Philadelphia, USA, June/July 2012
‘Run-through of Complete Vocal Technique With a Special Focus on Rough Singing and Vocal Effects and How to Perform Them in a Healthy Way’ Cathrine Sadolin workshop
Run-through of Complete Vocal Technique With a Special Focus on Rough Singing and Vocal Effects and How to Perform Them in a Healthy Way
‘Complete Vocal Technique’ (CVT) is the fastest growing vocal technique method in Europe. Cathrine Sadolin, the founder of CVT, will in this workshop make a run-through of the techniques with a focus on rough singing like Curbing, Overdrive, Edge and effects like distortion, growl, grunt, creak, rattle, screams and especially how to perform these sounds in a healthy way. The audience will be involved in trying out the different sounds.
CVT offers a radically new approach to singing and speech. All voice sounds are categorized as one of four vocal modes: Neutral, Curbing, Overdrive or Edge. By combining the modes with sound color and effects the singer/speaker can produce all sounds in a healthy way. Test studies and experience shows that distinguishing the modes can be learned in a few hours. In CVT the teacher is solely a servant to the artist and is therefore not mixing taste and technique. The CVT teacher uses concrete directions and precise terminology and teach any sound in any style.
CVT is spreading fast. Since the opening of ‘Complete Vocal Institute’ in Copenhagen in August 2005, more than 1.200 professional and semi-professional singers from 35 countries have been attending a longer education. Today there are 130 Authorized CVT Teachers in 24 countries, and 130 more are under education, making a total of 260 Authorized CVT Teachers in 2014.
CVT is described in Cathrine Sadolin’s bestselling book “Complete Vocal Technique”, now available in 7 languages.