August 7, 2018

Have a listen to these two examples of operatic singing, first Dimitri Hvorostovsky (baritone) and then Jussi Björling (tenor) and Robert Merrill (baritone) in the Pearl Fishers duet. Listen to the sound.

What can you hear?

The opera/classical sound is many things a...

July 8, 2018

For the two last weeks Resound has been exploring speech quality. Speech quality is singing as you speak; your vocal folds are shorter and thicker compared to classical singing. It's generalising, but think Adele versus Kiri Te Kanawa. Speech quality, which is the basi...

June 24, 2018

In our most recent session, we continued to experiment with the soft palate. We started with a short stint in the velum gym and then we sang a short excerpt of Eriks Esenvalds' Stars to see how the sound is affected. If you've seen us perform recently, this is the song...

June 17, 2018

Rebelles is a group of nine female singers with nothing in common apart from a shared love of singing. 

That's how things started anyway. Through music Cat, Sally, Sibyl, Anna, Marina, Andrea, Michelle, Zoe and Julia have become a close-knit group, curious to...

June 11, 2018

We're talking velum here...wait, what did you think...?

If you’ve ever laughed with a mouthful of water, you know that what goes in your mouth can come out your nose. So why doesn’t this happen every time we eat or drink? The answer is the velum, which also just happens...

April 6, 2018

Working with Resound: a chat with Stefan Holmström, MD

Resound is a Brighton-based voice group that, since it began in 2011, has made a name for itself with eclectic and unusual music presented in new ways, experimenting with choral performance.

“Resound has always had a...

May 8, 2017

Alex King and Simon Bennett are the duo Cleff.  

The group has recently released their first EP, “Forthcoming”. Alex is a harpist and vocalist based in Shoreham-By-Sea who has worked with Stefan for around a year. Here's the transcript of Stefan's recent conversation.


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