Stay in Your Power

Debut Album for Charlotte Roberts

Single Launch; Northcote Town Hall

Album Launch; Dancehouse, Carlton.

Album images by Wilk and Penny Roberts.

Co-produced by Charlotte Roberts and Joe Hammond. Recorded and sound engineering by Joe Hammond of Pots and Pans Studios.

Both performances are one hour vocal storytelling experiences by voice artist, Charlotte Roberts as she takes you on an adventure into the spaces and connections between life and music.


Vocal Digs

La Mama Theatre Explorations 2017 and season June 2018

Written, composed & Performed by: Charlotte Roberts

Originally directed by Danielle Cresp in 2017 for La Mama Theatres Explorations Season.

Outside eyes 2018: Kevin Jeynes, Susan Bamford-Caleo, Carolyn Connors and John Howard.

Image by: Scott Wilson & Chris Liddell

Sound Design: Tom Thompson

A one hour vocal storytelling experience by voice artist, Charlotte Roberts as she takes you on an adventure into the spaces and connections between life and music.


Dwelling in Voice Residency at BodyVoice Centre Footscray, Cecil Street and Dancehouse.

Exploring and developing solo vocal art improvisational work in the spaces between life and music: song form and improvisation. Working with various directors and outside-eyes including Danielle Cresp, John Howard, Carolyn Connors, Susan Bamford Caleo and Kevin Jeynes.


Incantations at Cecil Street Studios Curated by Charlotte Roberts

Featuring; duo Charlotte Roberts and Hilde Knottenbelt (crystal bowl, voices and tuned pueblo drum improvisations), The Sound Weaver and duo Kirsty Morphett and Carlie Mills. A night of emergent vocal improvisation; including three performances and a group body-voice improvisational response to words from an audience member.

Photography: John E Photography


40 Day Musical Body Ritual

An online Vocal Improvisation-personal development program where students get a daily provocation for exploration of sound, silence, breath, voice, imagination and creative process.


Mingary ‘Love conquers All’ – Performance for Grandad

Improvisational collaboration between Charlotte Roberts, cellist Mairead Murphy and multi-instrumentalist William Thompson


The Musical Body Retreats at The Singing Shack, Newham


The Musical Body Wild Geese Celebration

Students showcased their multi-disciplinary vocal improvisation with family and guests; working with dancer Alice Robinson and harp player Liana Perillo (who had collaborated in The Musical Body program as guests).


Un-named’ Improvisational TRIO

Members; Ernie Gruner, Hilde Knottenbelt and Charlotte Roberts (Violin, Voice and Voice)


FourNow Ensemble

Members; Ingrid Baring, Rosie Fayman and Hilde Knottenbelt 

Performances: Bones Single Launch, Footscray Art Gallery, Incantations Cecil Street Studios.


Bones Single Launch

Featuring: FourNow (Created especially for the launch)

Ingrid Baring (Dance, movement theatre), Rosie Fayman (Physical Theatre and Story), Hilde Knottenbelt. Performance guests; Cathy Williams (Dance), Tony Norquay (Dance and MC).


Incantations ‘Beginnings’ at Conduit Arts

Vocal Art performance by Charlotte

(Photos by Sarah Walker)

Featuring: The Musical Body students, audience and trio Charlotte Roberts, Hilde Knottenbelt and Angela Clark.

The evening was an exploration of vocal improvisational that drew on gesture, text, sound, movement, silence and images as the basis/beginnings of improvisational musical responses. These took form in solo-loop pedal play, audience-duets, multi-vocal ensemble improvisation, cross-diciplinary improvisational ensemble exploration and audience member’s sharings-conversation as impulses for improvisation.

2015 – 2017

Village Festival

The Musical Body caravan workshops and Sounds From PlanetSOL performances at Castlemaine and Edinburgh Gardens.

2014 – 2016

Sounds From PlanetSOL

La Mama Theatre ‘The Musical Body’ Explorations; Directed by Suze Smith. La Mama Theatre season ‘Sounds From PlanetSOL’ 2015 and Adelaide Fringe Festival.

2014 – 2016

Murmurings from the HeART

Explorations into the spaces and connections between life, music and movement with dancer Cathy Williams.


BodyVoice Quartet

With Vicky Kapo, Anne OKeefe, Suze Smith and Hilde (Exploring the relationships between story, sound, voice and music) at Dance House. One hour showing at Abbotsford Convent Laundry venue 2017.

2013 – Present

Vocal improvisational duo with Hilde Knottenbelt 

This project was initiated by Charlotte in 2013 and began as an experiment in her studio at The East Melbourne Dairy with voices, instruments and one dancer (Ineke Graf). It has since evolved and been a collaboration with physical theatre artists, violinist, dancers and storytellers. The duet performed improvisational vocal responses at MIECAT Masters of Art-Therapy Graduation Ceremony (2017) based on the student’s reflections.


West African Drumming Tour

Studies with Mustaffa

2013 – Present

ATWI studies, performances and improvisation with Rhiannon and co-singers/collaborators/colleagues in vocal-music improvisation from around the world. Hawaii, California, Montreal, Portugal and Denmark.

Dr. Lalalulu…is coming out  2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival, Club Voltaire


Lalalulu Ensemble creator/facilitator

Lalalulu Ensemble perform at Boite Singers Festival.

2011 – 2016

The Musical Body

Federation Square Circle Songs led by Charlotte Roberts and The Musical Body and Lalalulu Ensemble flash mobs of improvisational vocal play.

2011 – Present

The Musical Body and Singing Circles workshops at Dancehouse, Abbotsford Convent, Community Church of St Mark, Croxton Uniting Church, Castlemaine, Federation Square, FRL Festival, Seven Sister’s Festival, Village Festival. Collaborations with guest artists violinist Pia Nesvara, drummer Laura Kirkwood, Percussionist Ria Soemardjo, Mantra and Yoga teacher Anandra George, Dancer and story-teller Vicky Kapo, Violinist Ernie Gruner, Physical and story telling improvisational artists Ingrid Baring and Rosie Fayman, Harpist Liana Perillo, Tea Ceremony leader Lindzee Stillwell, Circle Singing with Nick Demeris, Dancer Alice Robinson and Bass player Doug McDowell. and Cecil Street Studios. Creative Laboratories (Exploring the Tamalpa Life-Art Process) 2011/12.


Improvisational musician for Planetary Dance Ritual Melbourne


Improvisational percussionist for Slamalamadingdong ‘Jam Slam’

Improvisational music (voice and percussion) with dancers at Anna Halprin’s evening class Mountain Home Studio

Mildura Specialist School Dance Therapy, theatre and vocal play-centred Physical Education program.

Youth Activities’ Facilitator; Ali Curung Community NT.


The Musical Body

Leader of Singing Circles and The Musical Body as part of World Youth International’s Personal Empowerment Program, from the East Melbourne Dairy, for The Education Group’s West African Drumming-in schools program, as a CRT music teacher around Victoria and with elderly in East Melbourne.


Improvised movement and voice with a group inspired by Theatre of the Oppressed. Villarrica, Chile.


Improvised Singing Circles and The Musical Body at Monash University Peninsula Campus: including for the group; Project-Givawoop.


The Musical Body

Facilitator of Singing Circles, experiential education and leadership programs and The Musical Body work within projects by Youth Challenge (Costa Rica), YMCA (Youth camps), Discovery for Teens Program (NZ), Monash University Orientation Camp (Frankston) and World Youth International (Peru).


Story-singing and Songversations

Charlotte was a Meals on Wheels delivery-driver and created improvised songs in response to her friends’ stories, images and conversations.


Australian Girls Chorister

Singer for Nelson Mandela’s Reconciliation day concert Melbourne and recipient of scholarship for spirit and dedication.