Date: 2–3 Apr 2016
Cost: £50 per day, £90 for both days
Details: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April, 11am - 6pm
Location: Bickerton House, 25 Bickerton Rd N19 5JT (buzzer: studio 22 john oakley)
Run by: Guillermo Rozenthuler
Contact details: for bookings contact Guillermo 07973770943 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CIRCLELAND is a choral improvisation workshop open to singers, musicians and composers who wish to broaden their musical and cultural baggage with an activity designed to enhance their own creativity and their own ‘artistic palette’ through a process of sharing and vocal experimentation.
Two different workshops:
Saturday 2.4.16, 11am-6pm. Open for all levels. Price £50
Sunday 3.4.16, 11am-6pm. Advenced ( with previous experience in vocal improvisation-circlesinging). Price £50
Advanced students can attend both days, Price £90
for booking and enquiries, email Guillermo Rozenthuler email@example.com
Albert Hera, born in Piedmont, northern Italy, was the first artist to bring CircleSongs to Italy, after studying with artists such as Bobby McFerrin (who remains the greatest exponent of the practice), Roger Treece, Rhiannon, David Worm and Joey Blake. After years of practice, Hera managed to construct his own teaching and artistic project based on the CircleSongs. Integrating his own experiences in the field of vocal research, he continues to enhance his artistic development through specific training designed to hone his listening ability, his understanding of rhythms uncommon in Western musical culture, while experimenting with particular stylistic forms such as throat-singing or multi-phonic chants, the use of body movement and postural destabilisation in order to facilitate his expressive freedom and vocal production. Here, technique is exclusively at the service of natural expression: CircleLand is first and foremost a means by which to activate creativity, to improve reciprocal listening, the management of rhythm and the relationship with one’s own voice, thus concretely heightening participants’ awareness, curiosity, sensitivity and wonderment: all key components for fostering artistic growth.