Paraphony

3/20: 1-day Overtone singing workshop

Chinese information will be added, or write to chichenlyv@gmail.com for info in Mandarin.

FOR WHOM

On Sunday March 20, I will teach a one-day overtone singing workshop, for those who want to get to know more about this singing technique. The workshop is open to all who are interested, with or without musical/singing experience.

PROGRAM

In the morning we will start with warm-up  exercises to develop attention for body, mind and sound, and explore basic techniques for using the resonances of the natural voice. We will start with a first rough exploration of overtone techniques.

After a lunch break, we will listen to and try more specific techniques for singing harmonics, and combine voices to work with simple, intuitive sound structures and intuitive compositional ideas. We will finish with a group improvisation.

Of course it is not possible to learn overtone singing in one day (despite certain videos on the web that claim you can do that in even less time). But you can get a sense of what goes on when singers produce clear overtones, sharpen your hearing in a live, acoustic situation, and get started on something you might want to explore further in the future.

Every participant will get some personal feedback about his/her voice and how to get started with the technique.

Students who are considering to join the next R E S O N A N C E  Yeargroup (2016-2017) may get a taste of what they will learn, or get an advantage by an early introduction to the technique.

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DETAILS

The workshop is in the Da-an area and is in English with Chinese translation (if needed).

  • Date: Sunday, March 20
  • Time: 10:00-16:00 (lunch break 13:00-14:00)
  • Cost: 2.500 NT$
  • Bring a friend: pay 4.500 instead of 5.000 NT$
  • Max. number of students: 10
  • Place: Canjune Training Center.

If you are interested to join or have any questions drop me an email to get all the details, or write to chichenlyv@gmail.com for info in Mandarin.

 

5/24: Free R E S O N A N C E Introduction Class

Sunday May 24 at Canjune’s Training Center in the Daan area, Taipei, from 10-12: an introduction to next year’s RESONANCE course. With information about the course, some exercises and a small concert by Mark to round it up.

Canjune Training Centre, 4th Floor, number 3 , Lane 151, Fuxing South Road, Section 2, (this is about 20 meters from the corner of FuXing South Road, go up the stairs to the hairdresser and take the elevator to 4F; if you’re early the streetdoor may be closed). Nearest MRT: Technology Building (10 min. walk). Phone 09 – 10 38 27 49.

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Voice of Dao news

Last week my new Voice of Dao class took off in a festive mood and with enthusiastic responses. This week was the second time students came to try out this new vocal practice, which is open to anyone, and can be joined anytime. Voice of Dao consists of a series of exercises that gives pride of place to the voice as a central, creative force in our existence as speaking, listening, sounding and singing human beings. It promotes awareness of the many roles of the voice in our daily lives. It expands our creative vocabulary, without necessarily talking about music, the singing voice or any musical style. The point is not so much to learn any specific new technique, but to listen with fresh ears to the hidden potential of your voice. Taken together, Voice of Dao is a practice that lets your voice, ears and awareness tap into the abundant sources of creative imagination, which lies at the root of human existence.

Now, the news:

After two classes it became clear that one hour of exercises and 15 minutes of rest is too short, and so from next week on the class will be from 10 till 12, every Monday morning.

Until Chinese New Year the dates are:

Monday December 24
December 31 no class
Monday January 7
Monday January 14
Monday January 21
Monday January 28 to be confirmed
Monday February 4

On Saturday February 2 we are considering having a one-day workshop Overtone Singing again.

Feel free to join the Voice of Dao class any time. The idea behind Voice of Dao is comparable to yoga and tai-chi: the effect of the exercises is gradual. We believe that only with repeated classes you can really learn to connect the energies of voice & sound with the whole of your body and mind. That’s why we ask you to sign up for four classes a time after your trial class.

The price for the new, longer format of the class is 400 NT$ for the first class. After that, you sign up for four classes a time, paying 375 NT$ per class, that is, 1500 NT$ at once. You do not have to attend four classes in a row; we’ll just tick off your presence four times and then you can sign up again for four times.

Please go to Hans & Una’s blog to get the details and sign up.

12/8: Overtone singing workshop Taipei

On Saturday december 8, I will teach another one-day overtone singing workshop, for those who want to get to know more about this singing technique.

(info in chinese below)

The workshop is in the Shi-Da area. There will be full Chinese translation and you can find more info on http://www.hansuna.blogspot.com/

teaching at Taidong’s St. Mary’s hospital, March 2012

Paraphony is Mark van Tongeren’s approach to sound and music. It reflects his longstanding practice and study of musical techniques from Tuva, Mongolia & Tibet, musical improvisation, avant-garde and experimental music, theatre and performance art, as well as yoga and meditation.

This basic workshop is an introduction to that approach for musicians and non-musicans alike. In the morning we will start with my Dao of Voice  exercises to develop attention for body, mind and sound, and explore basic techniques for using the resonances of the natural voice.

After a lunch break, we will listen to and try specific techniques for singing harmonics, and combine voices to work with simple sound structures and compositions. We will finish with a group improvisation.

  • Date: december 8
  • Time: 9:30-16
  • Cost: 3000 NT$
  • Bring a friend: pay 5000 instead of 6000 NT$
  • Max. pax: 12
  • Place: very near the Shi-Da night market: details will be sent. The workshop takes place at Hans de Back / Una Kao’s  singing bowl/aromatherapy studio.

Registrations at Una’s can only be confirmed after November 30. If you don’t read Chinese and are interested to join, or if you have any questions drop me an email (mark@fusica.nl) to get all the details.

(don’t forget to check our next blog announcing a shorter, but weekly session of Voice of Dao: that is not an overtone singing workshop, but highly recommended to attune mind-body through sound.)

“聲音瑜珈”… 泛音工作坊

 Voice Yoga by Mark van Tongeren

時間: 早上9:30 ~ 下午4:00
主題: Voice Yoga * 泛音工作坊
老師: Mark van Tongeren
費用: NT$3000/每場
人數: 12位

泛音,就存在我們的語言中,生活裡!
如何訓練敏銳的耳朵,口腔與舌?
很重要的是打開發聲的經驗,讓心口相連!
就像瑜珈體位,可以鍛鍊我們的心智;
泛音,可以引發不同的知覺模式,
把我們帶到另一層的覺知,讓我們瞥見「另一種真實」。

在馬克老師返回歐洲前,五月將舉辦兩天的 Voice Yoga 工作坊。
主題是對泛音的體驗與學習;
也會對我們自己的聲音 有更寬廣的探索與領悟!
這次特別邀請 台大音樂系研究所助教 協助翻譯,
希望透過對泛音的介紹,豐富人聲的饗宴。
馬克老師blog: http://fusica.wordpress.com/

* 報名優惠 *
– 參加過{玩聲音音樂會}者: 可抵$600元
– 兩人同行: NT$5000
(以上可擇一優惠,不重複)

* 匯款帳號 *
銀行: 第一銀行 古亭分行 (代號:007)
帳號: 171-68-063496
姓名: 高立言

* 心得分享 *
馬克老師的泛唱,一點也不美聲,即使他可以輕易地呈現雲端般的夢幻…
他的聲音超越了美,對我而言,那是真實,包容了好聽 及無法定義的奇幻!
就像生命,不是只有追求完美與巔峰。
生命從磨練裡,醞釀甜美….。

有一場演出,馬克老師說: 他一開始發出的聲音{很醜}! 哈~{醜}的聲音?!

像大漠裡枯槁的皮鞭或樑柱,已經被風沙刮得乾澀。
但是就從這又乾又緊的單音裡起飛,聲音拉出了空間和視野,並再次降落…
我在這個過程中十分感動,比對美聲的感動還要多。

大家千萬別誤會,馬克老師曾經在荷蘭女皇面前獻唱,也曾和馬友友合作。
1995年獲頒吐瓦的 《國際喉音泛唱獎》; 2000年出版 Overtone Singing一書。
他是一位樸素的國際級老師,擁有完整專業的喉音泛唱素養。
重要的是: 當你明白馬克是如何對聲音臣服,如何忠於自己的心
我們對聲音的包容與感受,也會大大被感染與擴大!

One-Day Workshop Overtone Singing / Paraphony (May 12 and 21)

(info in chinese below)

After years of, well, silence as a voice teacher in Taiwan, I am going to make some sound and noise again. In May there will be two one-day workshops held in the Shih-Da area in Taipei. Perhaps you know someone who wants to join. Or you could prepare your own, unique Mother’s Day serenade. There’ll be full Chinese translation as well and you can find more info in Chinese below and on http://www.hansuna.blogspot.com/

Paraphony is Mark van Tongeren’s approach to sound and music. It reflects his longstanding practice and study of musical techniques from Tuva, Mongolia & Tibet, musical improvisation, avant-garde and experimental music, theatre and performance art, as well as yoga and meditation.

This basic workshop is an introduction to that approach for musicians and non-musicans alike. In the morning we will start with ‘voice-yoga’ exercises to develop attention for body, mind and sound, and explore basic techniques for using the resonances of the natural voice.

After a lunch break, we will listen to and try specific techniques for singing harmonics, and combine voices to work with simple sound structures and compositions. We will finish with a group improvisation.

“聲音瑜珈”… 泛音工作坊

 Voice Yoga byMark van Tongeren

日期: 5/12(六) 及 5/21(一)
時間: 早上9:30 ~ 下午4:00
主題: Voice Yoga * 泛音工作坊
老師: Mark van Tongeren
費用: NT$3000/每場
人數: 12位

泛音,就存在我們的語言中,生活裡!
如何訓練敏銳的耳朵,口腔與舌?
很重要的是打開發聲的經驗,讓心口相連!
就像瑜珈體位,可以鍛鍊我們的心智;
泛音,可以引發不同的知覺模式,
把我們帶到另一層的覺知,讓我們瞥見「另一種真實」。

在馬克老師返回歐洲前,五月將舉辦兩天的 Voice Yoga 工作坊。
主題是對泛音的體驗與學習;
也會對我們自己的聲音 有更寬廣的探索與領悟!
這次特別邀請 台大音樂系研究所助教 協助翻譯,
希望透過對泛音的介紹,豐富人聲的饗宴。
馬克老師blog: http://fusica.wordpress.com/

* 報名優惠 *
– 參加過{玩聲音音樂會}者: 可抵$600元
– 兩人同行: NT$5000
(以上可擇一優惠,不重複)

* 匯款帳號 *
銀行: 第一銀行 古亭分行 (代號:007)
帳號: 171-68-063496
姓名: 高立言

* 心得分享 *
馬克老師的泛唱,一點也不美聲,即使他可以輕易地呈現雲端般的夢幻…
他的聲音超越了美,對我而言,那是真實,包容了好聽 及無法定義的奇幻!
就像生命,不是只有追求完美與巔峰。
生命從磨練裡,醞釀甜美….。

有一場演出,馬克老師說: 他一開始發出的聲音{很醜}! 哈~{醜}的聲音?!

像大漠裡枯槁的皮鞭或樑柱,已經被風沙刮得乾澀。
但是就從這又乾又緊的單音裡起飛,聲音拉出了空間和視野,並再次降落…
我在這個過程中十分感動,比對美聲的感動還要多。

大家千萬別誤會,馬克老師曾經在荷蘭女皇面前獻唱,也曾和馬友友合作。
1995年獲頒吐瓦的 《國際喉音泛唱獎》; 2000年出版 Overtone Singing一書。
他是一位樸素的國際級老師,擁有完整專業的喉音泛唱素養。
重要的是: 當你明白馬克是如何對聲音臣服,如何忠於自己的心
我們對聲音的包容與感受,也會大大被感染與擴大!