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.
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 Theatre’s 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)
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
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.
With Vicky Kapo, Anne O’Keefe, 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.
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.