It's been more than 30 years since driven by the need and pleasure of singing I started to follow with growing curiosity and passion the path of the Expression through the Voice. The intimate connections among psyche, emotion, body and vocal expression in artistic creativity and human relationships is the focus of my interest and research. An area where I move with clarity, freshness and creativity. The permanent contact with the voice allows me to have a deep understanding about the human voice in all its broadest sense and dimension. My everyday work takes place between two professional fields; artistic creativity and emotional and physical health.
I graduated in Drama, I worked as a theater actor, and I combined my classical singing training with Speech Therapy studies. Afterwards I moved to London where I qualified in Voicework by the Royal Society of Arts and in Voice Movement Therapy Certificate. In the therapeutic line of Vocal Expression my sources are Paul Newham (inspired by the pioneering work of Alfred Wolfshon), Amayo Katherine-Barfred, and in the artistic creation of Vocal Expression I trained form a Roy Hart Theater approach with Siam Thomas, Linda Wise, Enrique Pardo, Noah Pikes, Vicente Fuentes and Pere Sais. With the aim of rooting the voice and its emotional expression in one’s own body and in the relationship with the other, I approached Bioenergetic Analysis. I trained as a therapist in this modality of psychosomatic psychotherapy at the I.I.B.A. I came across to T.R.E. and from its hand to a world of simplicity, depth, clarity, tranquillity and essence. T.R.E. discovered for me the dialogue with the neurogenic tremor and these conversations opened a way for the integration of the voice in the body and its development, orienting me towards a coherent continuity between body, voice emission and vocal expression.
I have extensive experience as a voice professional applied to performing arts, music, communication, psychotherapy and expression therapies. Trainer and Vocal Coach in different theater productions of Cp.Teatro UR, Minsk Youth Theatre (Belarus), 90 Unicornios, Oihulari Klow, Kabia among others; Vocal Performer in Formación Dan-Te and BilbaoVozProject (platform for the development of vocal culture) creating the pieces “Conversations in the old house” “The conscience of the stone” “Images and words” with which he participates in the Dance Across Borders Festival, Amsterdam and takes him to the Festival of Sibiu, Romania. He is an article writer for Artezblai Periódico Digital de las Artes Escénicas with the weekly section “Aclárate la Voz“, the Revista Musicoterapia C.I.M. “Yo soy mi Voz” “Tapices de Voz”, author of the chapter “La presencia en la Voz” edited by David Berceli in his last book “Shake it off: naturally“. Article “Homeopathy and Voice” for the medical blog hablandodehomeopatia .Co-author of the chapter “A Sharp end of medical care: reconnecting throuth ritual” together with Robin Karr_ Morsed and Jeltje Gordon -Lennox for the book “Ritual in Fearful Times: An Unexplored Resource for Coping with Trauma” to be published soon by Springer International Publishing . Author and Performer of the didactic chamber piece “No more boleros, gracias”.
Responsible for Vocal Expression and Technique in the Basque Country’s theatrical teaching centres, Master in Performing Arts U.P.V., and university music therapy programmes at national level (C.I.M. Bilbao and C.E.I.M. University of Extremadura). I participate as a guest lecturer in different therapeutic and artistic training programmes (Canarian Association of Music Therapy, Catholic University of Murcia Music Therapy Programme, Permanent Training for Teachers Cantabria, Zaragoza, Malaga). Promoter and co-organiser of the first T.R.E© Training Programmes in Spain (Bilbao). He spreads T.R.E.© in Spain in the training, social and educational fields “Self-management of stress, Reduction of Anxiety and Deep Tension”. She gives lectures and workshops for organisations such as U.P.V., San Sebastian Music and Dance Municipal School, Ume Alaia, Osakidetza, F.E.D.E.R., Agintzari, Spanish Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytical Psychodrama, on the voice in relationships, “Vocal Impact: The voice in human relationships and health” and Stress Self-Management.
What I Do
“……you don´t have a body. You are your body……” (Alexander Lowen)
“……the capacity to hold, contain and dominate the voice in identification with the body turns the concept of I am into a biological reality……” (Roy Hart)
“…….just by showing myself as I am I can get other people to successfully search for their own authenticity…….” (Carl Rogers)
Voice and Bodywork
Hello!!! 😀 It’s a pleasure to bring you the cover of this very interesting project in which I have taken part. Coping Rituals in Fearful Times” is about to be published in the Anglo-Saxon market by Springer Publishers and edited by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox. I am honoured to share these pages with personalities from the fields[…]