SPECIAL SESSIONS

1. EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE ARTISTIC VOICE

Franco Fussi (Ravenna)

Lectures

  1. F. Fussi (Ravenna) – SOVTE: between myth and reality
  2. E. Biavati (Bologna), E. Bruni (Roma) – SOVTE: a practical guide for artistic training
  3. E. Rosa (Milano) – The rehabilitative management of the artistic voice diseases

Panel discussion

2. COMET SPECIAL SESSION – ACTOR’S AND ACTRESS’ VOICES

Celebrating CoMeT 50th anniversary

P.H. DeJonckere (Brussels) – Introduction and presentation of the topic.
What makes actor’s and actress’ voices special? What about the “Actor’s Formant”?

Lectures

  1. P.H. DeJonckere (Brussels) – Specific resonance and spectral properties of actress’voices: does the “actress’ formant” exist?
    2. O. Calcinoni (Milano) – Singing while acting and vice-versa
    3. J. Schlömicher-Thier (Salzburg) – Shouting voice and the importance of the shouting ability as a ‘fitness’ parameter for all voice users
    4. F. Fussi (Ravenna) – ‘Semi-occluded vocal tract’ devices: between myth and reality
    5. V. di Natale, G. Cantarella (Milano) – Immediate & Short-Term Effects of a SOVTE protocol in professional actors/actresses without voice complaints

Panel discussion

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Dr. Athanasios Tsanas, University of Edinburgh & University of Oxford, UK

Developing new speech signal processing algorithms for biomedical and life sciences applications: principles, findings, challenges, and a view to the future.

Short bio