Singing the Unseen | The 4 weeks in more detail

Week 1 | Finding my voice and its relation with my inner life

17th – 22nd March 2019

We’ll work with tone and self expression. In particular:
The resonant body; Vocal tone; vocal meditation; increasingly subtle somatic awareness of voice, and increasingly awesome vocal quality
; coming deeply into the resonant body
; Integrating movement for deeper embodiment, self-enquiry and expression.

Collaborative improvisation: improvising with others

Musical skills – these continue through the year.
– Singing with a drum or rattle
– A little bit of work with rhythm, harmony and scales / agility

Voice and the inner life
– Language and creature language
– Establishing a self-exploratory vocal improvisation practice; allowing the inner to express through voice
– Welcoming all of the inner life through the clowning practice of accept, express, exaggerate

Living Ritual: opening, closing, Spring Equinox ritual.

Week 2 – Living my voice and connecting with the natural world

23rd – 28th June 2019

The voice, solo and collaborative improvisation
 – Deepening our work
Nature connection
– Daily sit spot
– Solo and group practice outside
– Medicine walks, group and private; tree, stone, water, animal conversations and song; plant work

Musical skills
- Singing with a drum or rattle
- A little bit of work with rhythm, harmony and scales / agility

Living Ritual – Summer Solstice ritual.

Week 3 – Living my voice, and connection with the unseen

18th – 23rd September

Voice, language and creature language in relationship
– Singing a room, what is alive in a group
– Reflecting another in voice
– Voice and ancestral connection
– Voice and relationship with Mystery
– Deepening our relationship with listening, emptiness, trust, and being a vessel
– Sound healing

Musical skills
– Singing with a drum or rattle
– A little bit of work with rhythm, harmony and scales / agility

Living Ritual: Autumn Equinox ritual

Week 4 – Giving my voice, and Stepping into Leadership
27th October – 1st November

Students create, collaborate on, lead (if they are called to) and sing in ceremonies together. Stepping up as a ritual singer; using voice in healing, prayer, ceremony and ritual and any other kind of relationship with the unseen.

Living ritual every day – and over Samhain.

Closing our year together, and looking forwards.

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