1st Edition

Voice Made Visible: Multi-Octave Voice Training and Techniques for Performers

By Rafael Lopez-Barrantes Copyright 2024
    232 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Voice Made Visible is an exploration of voice training and performance practice based on the use and application of Multi-Octave Vocal Range techniques.

    "Multi-Octave" is understood as the arsenal of sounds that exists uniquely within each human voice, beyond the comfortable average octave that we use in everyday life. In Voice Made Visible, Rafael Lopez-Barrantes builds on the voice work created by Alfred Wolfsohn and developed by Roy Hart and his company in France to assist students, artists, and those interested in the performing arts with their vocal practice. He draws from over three decades of multi-cultural performance and teaching, sharing the three fundamental pillars of his system: Fiction, News, and Body Source. This book will help readers unfold their understanding of the voice by strengthening it and inspire them to create new vocal paths for the stage, camera, and voice acting, as well as for their own personal expressive growth.

    Voice Made Visible is an invaluable resource for students of Acting and Voice courses, as well as working performing artists.

    For supplemental material, including pedagogical audio-visual clips, please visit www.barrantesvoicesystem.com.

    1. Beginnings  2. Voice Made Visible  3. The Prerequisites: Fiction and News  4. Sound Grounding  5. The Industry of Breath and Alignment  6. The Foundational Pillars: The Body Sources  7. Training ~Conclusion: The Universe in a Lid....


    Rafael Lopez-Barrantes is the creator of the Barrantes Voice System (BVS) and co-founder of the Archipelago Theatre in France and the US. Rafael’s work as a Spanish performer and voice teacher developed from his time acting, directing, and teaching with the Roy Hart Theatre, as well as research in traditional Japanese Noh Theater, Buddhist Shomio, and Spanish Flamenco. He was a faculty member at the National School of Puppetry Arts in France from 1984 to 1992, Duke University from 1992 to 2007, and the American Dance Festival from 1992 to 2015. Since 2007, he has been a full-time faculty member in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts teaching the Barrantes Voice System to MFA and BFA students. Between 2010 and 2016, Rafael served as the Associate Director of Performance for the CalArts School of Theater and in 2018 conceived the House of Voices initiative. Rafael is committed to the development of the BVS teacher certification program for CalArts alumni.