Date: 17–20 Mar 2022
Cost: £450- Deposit £200. Option to pay in 3 instalments. Some concessions available
Details: 11am - 5pm
Location: Bickerton House, N19
Run by: Guillermo Rozenthuler
Contact details: 07973770943
This non-residential seminar is aimed for a small group of participants who are more experienced.
in their journey as vocal improvisers, or already working with others and using Circlesinging and CVI. It is an invitation to go deeply into everyone’s own personal practice and explore together from our differences, openly sharing and exploring strengths and challenges, inventiveness and resources. And then inviting a group of ‘facilitees’ for day 4, so that everyone has time and many opportunities to practice leading and receiving in-depth, direct feedback.
Areas of work:
Finding one’s edge, growing musicianship and confidence in one’s personal style: leading structures within that comfort zone, and identifying potential and growth: where to go next in terms of musical complexity.
Structure, progression, form, timing- instant composition- developing the overview. Jumping levels- practicing observer/participant in simultaneous and also how to gently and powerfully effect change when singing with others.
Advanced exploration on invented and ‘real’ language, articulation, timbre, vocal qualities and the vocal technique elements associated with it.
Confidence in feeling and conveying groove and subdivision- rhythmic variety and flexibility
Harmony melody and mode. Expanding the palette. Responding to a musical context. Creating a musical context, shifting a musical context. Balance between stability and change.
Models to create, recreate, counterpoint and develop patterns- from a simple cellular unit to complex, multifaceted phrases and musical ideas.
Learning to read the skill level and edge of participants, encouraging music that brings flow: a healthy balance between comfort zone and challenge.
The difference between holding community music and vocal improvisation as an artform
Conducting: roles- gestures. Encouraging, proposing, directing, leaving space. Giving feedback and inspiring change in participants
The inner state- internal awareness and good housekeeping. Feeling, sensing, body techniques. The inner gremlins and how to deal with them
Troubleshooting. Complex participants