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Gallery event

Drop in

Tuesday 3 May 2016 - Sunday 17 July 2016

We have invited an artist a week to programme or perform live vocalisations in the 'THIS IS A VOICE' gallery space, offering an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mechanics of voice production and vocal exercises.

12-17 July 2016

Mikhail Karikis
Sequenza III (1965) by Luciano Berio remains one of the most controversial, iconic and technically demanding works for a solo voice in the avant-garde repertoire with a staggering 40 emotional instructions ranging from coy to desperate. Known for his intense and mercurial performances, artist Mikhail Karikis takes on the challenge to practise this work live in Wellcome Collection, with different experts and voice coaches throughout the week who will offer their insights and suggest different interpretations of this work. Karikis’s week of performances will also provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the demands of a rehearsal process.


Tuesday to Sunday, 12.00–12.20

Weekly schedule (subject to change)

  • 03-08 May Marcus Coates
  • 10-15 May David Toop
  • 17-22 May Phil Minton
  • 24-29 May James Platt (Jette Parker Young Artist, Royal Opera House)
  • 31 May-5 June Sam Belinfante
  • 07-12 June James Wilkes
  • 14-19 June Break
  • 21-26 June Elaine Mitchener & Dam Van Huynh
  • 28 June–03 July Emma Smith
  • 05–10 July Emma Smith
  • 12–17 July Mikhail Karikis

Please check back for more information. Find out about entry at busy times.

These events are FREE.

(Image credit: Sam Belinfante and Southard Reid)