Spring 2019 Workshops!

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In this wonderful Spring series, we’ll move from discovery of unique rhythmic melodies to creating harmonic relationships and finally, to full-group improvisations. I hope you can join us, and bring a friend along too!

To register, click HERE.

Listen In…

EarthWe are a transforming harmony – all of us together on planet Earth. The sun rises daily and, wherever we are, we enter into the day-song. Wind rolling through meadow grass, buffeting glass-façade canyons, over frozen streams, pulsing freeways, neighborhood gardens, carrying the energy of change. Our actions, great and small, are added in to the great song. Continue reading

TRANSLATIONS – a sound practice

This game is for the Voiceweaving meet-up group and for you too, if you like to play vocally.

Here’s a little exercise you can practice as it strikes your fancy. It’s called TRANSLATIONS. It’s a very simple practice, and one that’s quite engaging. It’s all about listening, tuning in and getting comfortable sounding out what you sense. While doing that, you’re also adding to your personal sound vocabularies. Continue reading

Voiceweaving Cards…

VW YOU&ME 5x7fcpAt the beginning of the year I made a promise to myself. A promise to honor the creative exploration I have shared in circle after circle with imaginers, actors, musicians, educators, artists, activists-those who invite us to rise up inside, speak our truths and fill the world with beauty.

In 1974 Storefront Theater’s inspired director/creator/designer, Ric Young, asked me to make some atmospheric vocal sound for a scene being rehearsed. I’d never sounded like that before and I was surprised by what came out. It made me wonder, “what is this sinuously rhythmic taproot connected to? Where does it come from and where does it go?” Continue reading

Spring Voice Raising!

Over the last several years I’ve been meeting in intimate circles of friends to explore vocal improvisation. These Voiceweaving Labs have rekindled my love and desire to playfully engage with you. You know who you are. There’s some intangible part of community that seems missing. It’s something creative, collaborative and fun. It invites you to express yourself as you are. It’s in-the-moment and connects you to other people in a whole-being kind of way. It brings you closer, warms you up inside and leaves you feeling in-the-flow…

…so, that’s why I’m inviting you to join in on May 10th at Cerimon House for an evening of Voice Raising. The event is free and if you like it you can join me next Fall at Voiceweaving events and Workshops. Continue reading

Connecting in the moment…

bowing man card mockup 3Shuttling down Ikea aisles, clutching frames to purchase, I was startled over the holidays to hear a brief melody reaching out behind me. Brief. So brief that I could have ignored it.  It wasn’t a holiday tune.  It was playfully conversational, a capricious dare. Looking back, I saw a young man walking with another as they sought Aisle 7 in the auditorium-sized self-serve area that leads to the check-outs.  I could have ignored it, but I didn’t.  I heard the call and replied. Just a brief conversational response. Continue reading

Learning Curves

Every so often my brother David and I get together to jam.  Both in our 60’s (and middle children), we simultaneously revived singing practices recently without knowing the other was doing so.  I love that kind of synchronicity!  David is incredibly fun to sing with; he’s playful, adventurous and he has the rhythm gene. He can pull a syncopated pattern out of thin air and tap dance his vocal cords through a series of complicated rhythms – no problem. Continue reading