Evoking Sound takes a fresh look at the critical link in the choir—the conductor. And it starts from the very first breath. The importance of such a ground-zero approach is fundamental: before one can conduct, one must inspire those being conducted. Only then can the desired end result—a performance that lives up to its full potential—be achieved. Evoking Sound introduces the subtle but important premusical factors that determine a choir’s performance. These include the conductor’s stance, breathing, and movement. You’ll come away from Evoking Sound feeling a renewed sense of the totality of the conducting endeavor, as well as a grasp of how to better evoke sound from many unique human instruments. Hardcover.