"the embodiment of songs in a cross-cultural context"

September 19 through December 20, 2004.
Sunday and Monday nights, 8pm to 11pm, in Berkeley.
facilitated by Antero Alli




Participants were auditioned &/or invited into this Lab on the basis
of vocal talent, ancestry and physical self-motivation. Each person is
working on one song for the entire lab self-chosen from the culture of their
ancestry. Sunday nights are devoted to solo/group paratheatre processes.
Monday nights focus on vocal skills & precision of motion. From Oct. 30
through Nov. 2, we camped at Pinnacles Monument Park to do our rituals
and sing our songs. Our work culminated in a public Winter Solstice
performance ritual Monday December 20, "SONGS AS VEHICLES".

Antero Alli, director

Song-as-Vehicle; lab terms & defintions
sources, techniques and ritual forms used in this lab




Pinnacles Park, All Soul's Night 11/01/2004

participants & their genetic/cultural sources
Top row, left to right JoJo Razor (Scotland), Lily Nova (France), Julian Simeon
(Philippines), Olga Kupriyanova (Bulgaria), Gary Belanoff (Russia), Robin Coomer
(Ireland), Bottom row, left to right: Nick Walker (Autism), Linda Rose (Sicily),
Antero Alli (Finland), and Sylvi Pickering-Alli (the Deep South, USA).


"Songs as Vehicles" Audio CD


This recording represents the results of this three-month SONG AS VEHICLE lab.
Performed and recorded in solos, duets, trios, quartets and mass cacophonies in the
cavernous Marin Headland bunkers (2004/05). Click image for ordering details.


"SONGS AS VEHICLES": 2004 Winter Solstice Performance
Monday December 20th, 8pm, Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley

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