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October

Free the Resonant Voice

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - October 20 @ 5:30 pm
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The voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath and touch. Harnessing the energy of the voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration – and it is an ability we all have, with our voice.

The workshop begins with a Voice Bath on Friday at 5:30 PM – a total sound bath immersion in the healing power of the human voice, accompanied by the celestial drones of Himalayan and crystal singing bowls. Open your body, heart, and mind as you lay down and journey in meditation to the healing sound waves of changing vibration, dynamic tone, melody, emotion, and the powerful resonance of the voice. The weekend portion of the workshop is dedicated to sensing the voice, strengthening the relationship with our vocal instruments, and realizing the healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. We will explore sound as touch, and practice exercises that clear mental and physical expression, develop the imagination, and invite awareness and meditation.

$200 includes Voice Bath, instruction, meals, and accommodation at Saranam, PLUS the performance of A Solo Voice at Cottrill’s Opera House on Thursday 10/17 (see details below)

• Special early bird price: $175 – register before September 30th

Student discounts and scholarships are available; please enquire, if interested.

The weekend workshop will be preceded by a special event:

A Solo Voice

performed by Odeya Nini

Thursday 

Gradient Project Space, Thomas, WV

FREE with workshop registration

Evolving over the last nine years, A Solo Voice, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. In a multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.

Details

Start: October 18 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 20 @ 5:30 pm