Peters teaches in Germany, mainly in Köln and Berlin, and occasionally
in Switzerland and France. He also gives individual lessons, regular voice
groups and an open voice group for men. He also gives open workshops from
two to five days. Often he works on these projects together with his wife
Agnes Pollner. Many of the people he works with are artists looking for
their artistic approachs to their voices. Others of his students are people
who are interested in the voice for a number of other reasons. Ralf has
been trained as a voice teacher mainly through the work of Paul and Clara
Silber from the Roy Hart Theatre. His other teachers include Jonathan
Hart Makwaia and Rosemary Quinn.
Peters, the actor, has been looking ever since 2000 for the language of
the extended voice. In his performances and concerts his artistic aim
has been to present the current state of development in his own voice
- as he has shown in these his performances :
,,,,,,,,"ImproVoice for voice solo",
(2001 and 2010)
,,,,,,,,"mass for voice solo" (2003)
,,,,,,,,"Ohne strom" three performances
for piano wires and voice (together with Terry Fox 2004)
,,,,,,,,"The passions of the soul"
for voice and stethoskop (2005, 2007).
,,,,,,,,,In the above performances, these
were his solo performances, he works very much in the tradition of Roy
Hart. His vocal presentations are an extention of his own work on his
is also working with text and lyrics, in giving readings and performances
in poetry, for example in 'Rilke' "Sonnets to Orpheus", this
was as a soloist. He also works in duet with the french voice performer
Agnès Tuvache in the german and french languages.
....... He works with his wife Agnes Pollner
as the directors of the theatre project "Muttersprachen" (2009)
in which 15 voice artists created a voice performance on the subject of
mothers and the language of Köln. He is the president of the association
"Stimmfeld-Verein" in Köln, Germany. This association has
been created to support the voice work of Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart.
2008 they organized the first Cologne Conference on the human voice, the
title was "Alfred Wolfsohn: die menschliche Stimme" (Alfred
Wolfsohn: the human voice). They have now started to organize the next
conference on the second human voice conference in Cologne due to open
in the spring of 2011. This conference is designed to support artists
in their work on future vocal theatre projects.
........As a doctor of Philosophy, Ralf Peters
writes about his experiences in his work on the voice. His book "Wege
zur Stimme" is available for purchase here.
He also gives lectures on the subjects of - the artistic, the philosophical
and the pedagogical aspects of the human voice.