Impro-­voice, Impro­-body, Impro-­music

Improvistos Vocales is an a cappella voice improvisation and composition laboratory, directed by Audrey Pernell in collaboration with colleagues and advanced students from RUMBOS Voice Studio. Beginning in 2015, they offered free performances and voice classes, sharing works in progress and guided improvisation dynamics that included active audience participation.  Improvistos is a space for artistic experimentation, focusing on the musicality of the voice and the body onstage. The artists explore singing, spoken and written text, and the vast world of expressive sounds: vocal impulses, wild sounds, environmental soundscapes, percussive voices, etc.

Throughout the creative process, valued vocal artists have collaborated in rehearsals and performances. Some of these include: Marko Bremer, Maru Coronado, Consuelo Fernandez, Estefania Flores, Denisse Iturra and Catalina Osorio. Thank you for your support!

In February 2016, the group offered a showing of their first full-length performance at the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, followed by performances of scenes and talk-backs in San Felipe (Teatro Municipal y Universidad de Valparaíso).

Performers:  Valentina Fuentes, Carla Gaete, Gabriela Hidalgo, Daniela Navarrete, Andrés Zará.

Assistant Director: Danitza Segura

Artistic Consultant and Technical Director: Andrés Zará

In February 2017 this group of artists participated in the the festival “La Voz de la Tierra” (The Voice of the Earth) hosted in the Eco-Village “La Bella” in Rari, Chile.  Andrés and Audrey co-directed a pedagogic group which lead voice workshops and activities for the entire event–seven days of ancestral songs, voice improvisation, dances, rituals, conferences and live performances with more than 60 participants immersed in the natural setting of Southern Chile’s majestic mountains.

Since March 2017, Gabriela, Valentina, Carla and Daniela have continued to nurture this work to create new projects. For more information about their performances, lectures and master classes, visit:

Audrey and Andrés continue to direct creative laboratories in their studio, inventing new dynamics for voice improvisation, composition, and performance with students and colleagues.

Rehearsal “Desde acá arriba”

 “The Audition” Scene