Voiceworks: Call For Proposals, SLANT

  • London
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music, theatre, Other, poetry, performance art, live art
  • Iris Colomb & Serena Braida


The first thing we do when we lift the text off the page is to simply speak it; it is in our voice that poetry meets performance -- but what else can happen in that space?

SLANT’s first event, ‘Voiceworks’ will showcase experimental uses of voice in poetic performance. We are seeking proposals for 5 to 15 minute performances that explore the performative potential of voice and text by putting voice at the centre of their engagement with language. This call is an open invitation.

We are interested in approaches including but not limited to: 

Pieces exploring intonation & pitch / tone & timbre / resonance / prosody / volume & rhythm; involving acoustic voice(s) / digital voice(s)/ polyvocality / singing / sound poetry / free improvisation / participatory vocal scores / extreme voicing (screams, belts, gargles, shouts, laughs, cries, wails & shrieks). 

We welcome new experiments as well as more developed pieces. We strongly encourage approaches which challenge our ideas of what voice can do. We are always excited about interdisciplinary and collaborative projects. We welcome proposals from artists and performers who don’t have a literary background or vocal training, as well as those who do.

If your proposal is selected you will be invited to perform at our event on Saturday 23rd of May at IKLECTIK alongside three poets / performers who work between poetry and voice. The event will start at 7:30pm and sound checks will start at 5pm. 

The selected performers will be taking part in the event on a voluntary basis but any additional funds collected through ticket sales - after having covered production costs - will be equally divided between the event’s six performers. 

For Submission guidelines & venue guidelines go to:

Deadline: 5pm, Saturday 11th of April.