6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesdays, October 23, 2019
150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
- This class will meet you October 23, 30 and November 13.
This workshop is for humans who want to channel their vocal life-force energy into self-expression and channel that embodied self-expression into improvisation or composition. Our attention is our most precious asset. How can we use mindfulness to attend deeply to the energies flowing through our bodies, our minds, and the space around us in each moment? How can we cultivate spontaneity and practice letting go? What can we yield, creatively, in the realm of solo or ensemble singing, either improvised or prepared, when we explore emotional energy as the catalyzing fire for making sound?
We will examine how energies and emotions move through space and through our bodies, animating our impulses and providing us with inspiration for sound-making. We will practice mindfulness and Deep Listening as a way to tone our ability to concentrate and to hear. We will investigate the idea of the “gesture,” the internal motivating energy that lies behind the external music or sound that we create. We will practice releasing our inhibitions by improvising wordless pieces for moving voices. We will practice listening. We will improvise together.
This class will meet you October 23, 30 and November 13.
Pricing structure for Sounding Body Workshop series:
$65 per three-week Wednesday night series with one artist
$30 for single Wednesday class drop-in