Noah Pikes has assembled for the first time a narrative which traces not only the stories of Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart-modernist pioneers in voice and theater respectively-but also a cast of characters who made up Roy Hart Theatre in the 60s and 70s. In addition, everyone from C.G. Jung to Harold Pinter to John Cleese to Jack Lang and Jerzy Grotowski make important cameo appearances throughout this fascinating yet ultimately tragic story.
The new, 3rd edition of my book, “DARK VOICES The Genesis of Roy Hart Theatre” is due to be available from February 1, 2019. It has improved quality and quantity of photos, and several new pages.
Born in wartime London, and frustrated in his attempts to discover a means of expression, it was in 1967 that Roy Hart showed Pikes it was right under his nose – his voice! Singing enabled him to engage creatively both with himself and others.
From 1974 he worked and studied in Malérargues until moving to Switzerland in 1991. In the last 30 years he continued to work on his voice and perform, wrote a book on the history of Roy Hart Theatre, and studied improvised music, movement, clown theatre, psychodrama, contemporary shamanism, Jungian and Archetypal psychology. These studies, which enhanced all that he received from Roy Hart and his teachers, led to a new name for his own approach -The Whole Voice. He is currently working on a teaching book, as well as collaborations with coaches and giving lessons.