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New word of the week: ‘vocables’

At an evening of poetry, music and more at Luc Sculpture, I encountered the term vocable for the first time; essentially a vocalised sound that you might think is a word in some unknown tongue, but actually has no verbal meaning.

I’m still trying to work out what it is about such sounds that sets them apart from more obviously non-verbal vocalisation.  Yet songs sung in this language of the heart, wordlessly lyrical,  have a wonderful quality and a capacity to connect with inner worlds.

Check out www.myspace.com/annmarieboudreau – Ann Marie is a psychotherapist and soundwork practitioner, as well as multi-instrumentalist and vocal performer.