Viv Dogan Corringham is a singer with an impressive range of technical and expressive skills at her disposal. Since the early 1980s she has performed and researched in the USA, Europe, Russia, Japan, Mongolia and Turkey, building up a broad and intercultural range of traditional source material which she re-forms and interprets in the light of contemporary, urban experience.

She founded the successful and ongoing Shimal, a combination of acoustic and electric musicians exploring Eastern Mediterranean musical and vocal forms. Most of her projects involve making links with contemporary improvisers and composers including Steve Noble, Charles Hayward, Alan Tomlinson and Mike Cooper.

Other work includes:

· performing at international festivals in the USA (New Music New York 1990). Europe (All Frontiers, Italy and Slovenia 1993, London Musicians' Collective. 1994, 1995) and South America (FAN- Festival di Artes Negro, Brazil 1995)

· composing music sound-track for Psyche and Eros, a Channel 4 animation and composing theatre music for the Cypriot Arts Forum.

· performing and recording for five albums of Mediterranean and improvised music.

· collaborating with Inno Sorsy/ Nasrudin Productions on LAB-funded Gospel Project for young people in South London and storytelling and singing in theatres, libraries, schools and conference centres for Common Lore Ltd.

· researching and retelling Turkish folktale for Time for the Telling- Kingfisher books, writing and recording Japanese story and song for The Singing Sack- A&C Black.

· promoting and performing in WITS, an Arts Council-funded collaboration incorporating dance, installation and music.

· collaborating with dancer Sophia Lycouris on Nottingham Trent University-funded research project for the creation of a video installation piece based on their live performance piece ‘Stories in D’ which combines text, music, video and dance.

For further information contact:

Viv Dogan Corringham, 9 Brecknock Road London N7 0BL, UK

tel/fax +44-(0)171-2678388



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