Workshop on Free Vocal Impovisation

Savina Yannatou

19 - 25 August



Duration: 33 Hours

Timeline: 10.00 – 14.00 (seminar’s team)

17.00 – 19.30 (collective sessions, rehearsals)

Language: English, Greek


We release the way we use the voice and the way we hear the sounds around us through simple "exercises".

These "exercises" are not technical, but they give rise to the creation of vocal sounds that evolve each participant in a differend, personal way.

The melodic and harmonic element of music is not sought at this workshop. Human voice is used as pure, natural sound only.

Musical knowledge is not required to attend.

The workshop is open not only to musicians or singers, but also to actors, teachers, kindergartens, psychologists or anyone interested in exploring the sounds of his voice.







yannatou cv 2019Savina Yannatou

Savina Yannatou studied singing with G.Georgilopoulou and Spiros Sakkas΄s Workshop of Vocal Art in Athens. On a scholarship from Mousigetis Foundation, she attended London΄s  Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 
In 1979 she began working as a professional, in the Greek National Radio 3.
Since then she collaborated  with many Greek composers. 
(L. Platonos,N. Mamangakis, M.Grigoriou, D.Marangopoulos, D.Kamarotos,V.Katsoulis, and others.)
In the '80s she has been a founding member of the ensemble "Early Music Workshop" in Athens.
Since 1994 Yannatou has performed and recorded with the band Primavera en Salonico,   Sephardic and Mediterranean songs.
Together they have recorded  8 cds for Lyra records and ECM, and they are touring all over the world.
As a free jazz vocalist, Yannatou has collaborated with Peter Kowald, Barry Guy, Günther Baby Sommer, Floros Floridis,Günther Pitscheider, Gerald Preinfalk, Nikos Touliatos, the group "medea electronique"a.o.…
She has composed music for theater and for pantomime (National Theater of Greece, National Theater of Northern Greece, Thessalian Theater,Theater of Neos Kosmos and "Playback" theater, for the plays: "Medea", "Bacchae", "Ifigenia in Aulis", "Dibuk", “The Caukasian Chalk Circle", "Persona", "The Suppliants”, “The Arrival of Ullisses”, “The woman of Zakynthos” ).
She has released approximately 25 cds as a singer, vocalist and composer-songwriter.
She occasionally participates in workshops, teaching free vocal improvisation.