arts

Make-a-noise-class for parents and kids (7+)

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Sunday February 22 and Sunday March 1, 2015 I will lead a dazzling interactive workshop about sound, listening and the body. With lots of hands-on exercises for parents and kids to make and feel sound, electronic sound gadgets and spectacular visualizations of sound. If you have kids aged 7 and over and look for some holiday fun, join us during one of the four sessions. If you don’t have kids, it is still very worthwile for adults to come and check out the Biorhythm exhibition which was adapted from the one at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.

Click on the pic below and from there on the circles for more info on each exhibit.

NTSEC Biorhythm

NTSEC Biorhythm website

I believe you do not have to buy a ticket in advance, but if you wish you can at accupass.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1w-KKN4Vrs?rel=0&w=960&h=720]

(video showing how sound propagates: “Moleculair vibrations and sounds” by B. Gelis, S Blatrix)

Here is the text from the original exhibition in Dublin:

What makes us dance? Why do we sing the blues? Could there be a formula for the perfect hit?

Over 65,000 people came to experience Science Gallery’s exploration of music and the body.

Music is a central part of the human experience, but what is the natural force that drives us to sing, strum, drum and dance? What is the scientific basis of whistling, humming and toe-tapping?

Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker recently claimed that music is “auditory cheesecake”, designed to tickle parts of our brain designed for more serious purposes like speech and abstract reasoning. Darwin, on the other hand, preferred to think that music and dance evolved as an integral part of human courtship rituals. George Bernard Shaw more racily described dancing as “the vertical expression of a horizontal desire”. Our brains, ears and vocal chords are exquisitely designed for enjoying and creating music.

From an acoustic bed to sonic tables and experiments on your emotional response to pop music, Science Gallery’s Summer exhibition BIORHYTHM will allow you to feel how music moves your body through an interactive bazaar of unique sonic experiences, installations, experiments and performances from musicians, engineers and neuroscientists from around the world.

CURATORIAL TEAM: singer Gavin Friday, composer Linda Buckley, Professor Ben Knapp of SARC at Queen’s University Belfast and Professor Ian Robertson of Trinity College Dublin and Michael John Gorman, Science Gallery.

BIORHYTHM is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, our founding partners Ulster Bank and the Wellcome Trust, the members of Science Circle: Dell, Google, ICON, Paccar, Pfizer and our media partner is the Irish Times. Thank you also to Sennheiser and Roland Ireland for their in-kind support of BIORHYTHM, and we are delighted to be joined by Phantom 105.2FM as our BIORHYTHM broadcast partner. Thank you also to DART/Irish Rail for their ongoing support.

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!