To celebrate This is a Voice at the Powerhouse Museum, we are presenting a range of programs at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory inspired by the exhibition. Download the exhibition guide.
At the Powerhouse Museum
Weekends, school holidays and public holidays from 12 August 2017–28 January 2018, 11–11.30am
Free with Museum admission
Enjoy live demonstrations of the human voice in all its diversity as a tool of expression and communication. Stop by to experience the power, beauty and incredible abilities that the voice can hold.
Art + Science CONNECT
Thursday 17 August, 6.30–9pm
Celebrates the creative exchange between the disciplines of art and science and connect with practitioners from the disciplines, all amongst the Powerhouse Museum’s exhibition This is a Voice, providing the ideal platform to discuss the intersection of art and science.
Joan La Barbara: Extended Vocal Techniques in Contemporary Music, Art and Film
Monday 16 October, 6–8pm
Hear groundbreaking composer and performer Joan La Barbara discuss her use of the voice as an instrument, demonstrating specific sounds and explaining how she has used these techniques in music, sound art and film scores.
At Sydney Observatory
2 September, 1pm–3 September, 1pm
Join Super Critical Mass‘s (SCM) ‘citizens choir’ to sustain the human voice across an entire day and night – no training needed!
Stay as long or as little as you like in this beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Designing Regions: Agatha Gothe-Snape
Wednesday 23 August, 11-11:45am
$60 per group (up to 20 students)
In this 45 minute video conference aimed at regional and western Sydney tertiary students, visual artist Agatha Gothe-Snape will join by Performance Space Program Manager Tulleah Pearce and MAAS Curator Katie Dyer for a discussion on the artist’s background and practice, and the making of the performance work Rhetorical Chorus, featured in This is a Voice.