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Autumn Workshops Taiwan

Check out all the workshops for the coming months and scroll down for details.

Shruti Nights XII/XIII/XIV: Starts again every month with a new theme

Kaohsiung Catch the Spirit of the Moment (4 full days)
Saturday/Sunday 17-20 October / 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Dulan Voice Yoga Retreat
Saturday December 19  / 10AM – Tuesday December 22 / 1 PM

Shruti Days (2 full days) in Taipei, t.b.a. soon

As always, there are ongoing weekly Voice Yoga classes you can always join. Please check with us first as some weeks are cancelled or in another location.

 

THE DETAILS PER EVENT

 

 

Shruti Nights XII

Starts again soon with a new theme

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SHRUTI NIGHTS (# XII)
Singing and shaping techniques for melodic improvisations

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Learn to free your voice using a simple drone instrument.
A series of four classes, starting the first or second Tuesday of the month.

The aim of these four sessions is to learn to improvise melodies with the shruti box. Every month we will take a close look at something else. In most classes there will be all kinds of structural vocal exercises to build up your skills, some structural improvising and some free explorations of your very own musicality.

This month we go back once more to all the basic tools to shape your sound: making your voice more ‘yours’ and more expressive; and looking at how to shape phrases (starting them, ending them, rhythmic variation etc.).

Watch a video of Mark playing shruti box here:
https://youtu.be/BhiMamcPuMw?t=1519

FOR WHOM:
– people who recently bought a shruti box from Mark
– others who already have a shruti box and want to learn more
– others who want to learn to sing better with a drone instrument
– since the aim is to sing melodies, it is preferable if you can keep a tone. If you cannot hold tones (or you are ‘tone-deaf’, to use a terrible expression), you can still join in most of the program, but for some exercises as a passive participant.

WHAT YOU NEED
You can bring your own shruti box but it is not absolutely necessary, we always have several pieces on hand.
If you consider to buy an instrument but not sure what you need, and you join four classes, you can try one out at home between two consecutive classes.

DATES & TIMES
Four Tuesday evenings from 19:00 – 21:15.

REGISTER & INFO
In English: mark@fusica.nl / Facebook / Phone 09 103 827 49

 

 

 

2020 聲音旅程: 唱入當下

(4天的歌唱靈感工作坊)

在這個週末,你可以讓自己沉浸在音樂即興的藝術和遊戲之中—玩耍、創造、發展創意。你會(重新)發現在自己之內的詩人、舞者、編曲家,以及音樂家:時而優雅,時而瘋狂。除此之外,我們也會在活動空檔時檢視即興作為一個開放心態以及無所畏懼生活的隱喻。我們也會喚醒活在我們之內的內在小孩,但喚醒內在小孩的同時,我們也會更向前跨出一步,成為更成熟、有覺知的存在。

「唱入當下」/ 捕捉當下精神(catching the spirit of the moment)的意思是你回到「當下」以及「此地」: 你會做出當下感覺最自然,最適當的回應。這個時候「你」會比一般行動中的「自己」更敏銳、不一樣,因為你會感到「自己」不是那個執行動作的人,而動作(想法、創意、音樂、動作、行動)好像在未經「自己」意識之下就發生了。藝術家、發明家,跟科學家都很珍惜這樣的時刻。它可能在我們用從未試過的方式組合剩菜做晚餐時發生。又或是我們熱情的跳舞、歌唱、繪畫,或是說故事的時候發生。

這個工作坊是關於突破慣性並與自己內在的創造力及想像力展開連結,通常工作坊會提供結構跟氣氛讓靈感能夠湧現。靈感可能以聲音、音樂、動作或舞蹈、詩句或亂語的形式顯現。同時,會有很多冒險的機會及不確定性。會有很多失敗或是不討喜的聲音(還有尷尬的沉默)。不過,或許也會有滌淨人心的時刻/真實又富創造性的時刻─共同的或單獨的─體驗未曾體驗過的情感交流。

我們的目標是嚴肅的玩樂: 打破我們的焦慮以及(通常為內心的)限制來找到創意和表達的自由。你可能會有所猶豫、經歷掙扎,然後完全迷失,不知道要做什麼。但在某個時刻你會完全沉浸在創意的河流中,經歷一連串富張力的時刻,而你將會開啟與內在創作泉源的連結;又或是說你會走出「自我」表向之外。

帶著你的樂器,或是可以發出很大聲響的物品: 可以先試試廚房用品的聲量!不要只帶一隻筆跟一個杯子來喔,除非你很確定它發出的聲音在團體中可以被聽的很清楚。上課前要好好實驗/準備一番喔: 在家裡試音的時候,忽略其他家人,試試鍋、瓢、盆、鐵鎚等其他物品。

受課語言為英文,並有中文翻譯。

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【報名表】
https://forms.gle/pf3LuMj4grqJCXAt6

【日期】: 10/ 17(六)~10/20 (二)
【時間】: 9:30-17:00 (午休12:00-13:30)
【人數】:最少10人,最多20人。

【學費】
1. 原價: 15,600 NT$
2. 舊生價: 請聯繫Sunny.

【地點】: 普那生活空間
800高雄市新興區民生一路201號
https://goo.gl/maps/6xkyKRxu4vuFArAS8

【關於Mark】
Mark van Tongeren,來自荷蘭的聲音探索者,對藝術、科學及冥想傳統的融合有著深厚的興趣與經驗。Mark在劇場、音樂、舞蹈製作等領域有30年的資歷,並自荷蘭萊登大學的創意與表演藝術學院取得博士學位。

【好奇嗎?請來電或來信了解詳情】
中文: m10531001@gmcc.tnua.edu.tw /
lineID: soleilc77 陳亮伃
英文: info@fusica.nl Mark van Tongeren

【匯款帳號 】
請完成匯款後填寫報名表,
我們會在幾日內確認細節並與您聯繫。

銀行: 中國信託敦南分行(代號:822)
帳號: 163540306745
戶名:MARK CHRISTIAAN VAN TONGEREN

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Sound Journey: Catch the spirit of the moment

(4 day workshop, Kaoshiung)

During this weekend, you immerse yourself in improvisational performance as a way to play, to invent and to be creative. You will (re)discover the poet, the dancer, the composer and the musician in you: sometimes refined, sometimes crazy. In between, we will look at improvising as a metaphor for open-minded and fearless living. We will bring back to life the child in us, but also move ahead to the more mature, self-conscious person that we want to be.

Catching the spirit of the moment means you get in the ‘now’ and also in the ‘here’: you do something that feels completely natural and appropriate for that moment or occasion. In this case ’you’ is often more than (or different from) the ‘I’ that usually acts: there is a sense that it is not ‘I’ who acts, but that the actions (thoughts, creative processes, music-making, moving, acting) are happening almost without the ‘I’ being present. Artists, inventors and scientists all cherish these moments. It can also happen when we create a lovely diner with some left-over ingredients that we never combined in this way before, or when we passionately tell a story.

This workshop is about getting in touch with your creative imagination in unplanned ways, often with the help of little structured ideas to create a setting. The outcome may be new sounds or music, movements or dance, talk or jibberish. There will be some risk-taking and many uncertanties. There will be some failure or undesired sounds (and awkard silences, too). Maybe there will be a great moment of catharsis and truth, of creating things – together or alone – that you have never experienced before.

We aim for some serious fun: to break through our anxieties and (often mental) limitations and find creative, expressive freedom. You may hesitate, struggle, and feel absolutely uncertain where to go or what to do. But at some point you will get immersed in a creative flow, a series of dynamic moments in which you connect with creative sources residing deep within you – or rather outside the ego-bound ‘I’.

You must bring an instrument or some object that makes a lot of noise: try out your kitchen to start with . Do not show up with only a pen and a cup, unless you are certain they are so clear and sharp that they still stand out when everyboyd makes sounds. . Take this seriously and be prepared, already at home: ignore others in your household when you try out utensils, hammers, or whatever.

DATE/TIME:
17-20 October ,9:30-17:00 (lunch: 1.5 hour)

PLACE:
OSHO CENTER KAOHSIUNG
https://goo.gl/maps/6xkyKRxu4vuFArAS8

PRICE:
Regular: 15600 NT$
RES student: contact sunny (m10531001@gmcc.tnua.edu.tw)

YOUR TEACHER
Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has 30 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts.
More info: www.fusica.nl

REGISTER & INFO
In English: mark@fusica.nl / Facebook / Phone 09 103 827 49

【PAYMENT】
Payment upon registration by bank.
Make sure to provide the payment details in registration form. We will confirm reception in a few days time.

Bank code: 822.
Name of bank: China Trust
Beneficiary: Mark Christiaan van Tongeren
Account number: 163540306745

REGISTRATION LINK
https://forms.gle/eStue2RyA2jPDwHP6

CANCELLATION:
If for some reason you cannot join after registration, we urge you to try to find a replacement. The administration cost is 10%. With 30 days or less before the workshop, we keep the right to return only 60% of your fee. Within 14 days to the starting date, we keep the right to return only 30% of your fee, within 7 days no refund.

 

 

 

Dulan: Voice Yoga Winter Solstice Retreat
Saturday December 19 – Tuesday December 22

Once again the succesful Voice Yoga Retreat. Read more about it by clicking on the link below:

First Voice Yoga Retreat (full report)

 

In Voice Yoga’s dynamic group process, students go beyond their own habits and expectations. Often, something larger than ourselves emerges: a flow of hidden creative potential. We work with all kinds of sounds without meaning, without emphasizing a beautiful voice. They help us to get beyond common subject-object and mind-body dualities, and bring our unconscious selves and irrational emotions to the surface. The group process becomes a mirror for the self and allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside.

“this is better than sex” (comment by one student)

Designed and taught by Mark van Tongeren, a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has 25 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts.

 

 

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VOICE YOGA WINTER SOLSTICE RETREAT
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Three and a half days of intense explorations of voice and movement for body-mind balance and creative, vibrant well-being.

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In Voice Yoga’s dynamic group process, you go beyond your habits and expectations. Something larger than yourself emerges: a flow of hidden creative potential.

Grounded in physical exercise such as yoga, we work with all kinds of sounds without meaning, without emphasizing a beautiful voice. They help us to get beyond common subject-object and mind-body dualities, and bring our unconscious selves and irrational emotions to the surface. The group process becomes a mirror for the self and allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside.

BACKGROUNDS
Mark’s Voice Yoga runs for over 8 years and brings together three decades of creative, vocal expression, yogic discipline and contemplative traditions.
Voice Yoga is neither yoga as you see all around you, or music as you hear it every day. It is a personal, artistic synthesis of a wide range of musical, resonant, theatrical, contemplative and physical arts. What binds them together is Mark’s unique synthesis and his vision to create a strong sense of flow, no matter what the activity is. Serious workouts smoothly blend with unforgettable (and unrepeatable!) musical creations, deep breath work morphs into contact improv and vocal exercises into absurdistic theatre.

This retreat will give you a big boost, whether you are a musician, dancer, yoga teacher, actor, or just interested in working on your personal growth through the connections between sound, body and mind. No problem if you’ve never done yoga before!

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**** WEEKLY VOICE YOGA
**** For a taste of this retreat,
**** come to one of the weekly Voice Yoga
**** classes in Taipei for a 2-hour session.
**** Thursdays 10:15-12:15 AM
**** https://www.facebook.com/events/2197109717082246/
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GUEST TEACHERS: SHAUN AND HUI-HUNG

We will have one or more sessions with two great Contact Improvisation guest teachers. Shaun and Hui-Hung are the creators of an art and dance education center called Teal Studios. The center was founded in 2015 in Taipei, but has since moved to the east coast of Taiwan. Through out the year, they hold a variety of workshops based on the traditions of Thai Yoga Massage and Contact Improvisation. Their teachings are also influenced by the practices of Tai Chi, Yoga and Mindfulness Mediation. When leading a class, they bring over 15 years of experience in training, developing and teaching in the arts of C.I. and T.Y.M.

VOICE YOGA RETREAT: FOR WHOM?
Anyone can attend, no experience with yoga or music is necessary. Making sounds and learning about the connections between sound and movement, tones and physical vibrations, and not yoga per se, are the main purpose of this retreat. We are working to create an atmosphere of inclusion and acceptance. We make sure people of different levels of physical, mental, musical and other development feel supported and encouraged to grow and explore. We do our best to accommodate the program to the different levels of the participants and let you decide to skip or tone down certain exercises when you feel they are too demanding.

DATES & TIMES
We start Saturday December 19 at 9 AM and suggest you arrive the evening before.
We finish after lunch on Tuesday 22th, around 1:30 PM.

The schedule is an early version, still open to changes at the moment.

Day 1:
9:00-12:00 introduction to the program. Light exercising, breathing exercises start moving toning, improvising. Deep sleep session included!
12:00-15:30 lunch & siësta
15:30-18:30 Guided movement and sound practices, walking meditations, improvisations and more.
18:30-20:00 diner & rest
20:00-21:30 evening program: active sound meditation.

Day 2, 3, 4 (half day):
9:00-12:00 Slow meditative warm up, mild to vigorous exercising, toning, noise making. Once again: restorative (half-)sleep/dream.
12:00-15:30 lunch & siësta
15:30-18:30 Guided movement and sound practices, walking meditations, improvisations and more.
18:30-20:00 diner & rest
20:00-21:30 Moongazing. Sound searching. Mark’s concert. Yours?! Ours!

On the 21st we will hold a somewhat longer evening session to observe the Winter Solstice with appropriate rituals.

PLACE
We hold our sessions in Shufang’s Energy Healing, a gorgeous new yoga studio in Dulan, Taidong, isolated from nearby properties. The studio has all utilities we need. There is a big lawn outside for musical workouts in fresh air, giant rocks to repose, and a few shady places.
Have a look here!:
https://www.facebook.com/shufang.energyhealing/

LODGING
Several comfortable options nearby in Dulan, different prices, some at walking distance.

OUR TEAM
This workshop is brought to you by Mark van Tongeren, Sunny Chen (translator) and Jackal Mei (general manager), and hosted by Shufang Wang.

For any questions about the contents in English ask Mark, in Chinese, ask Sunny or Jackal.
For registration, lodging and food details ask Jackal.
(contact info below)

YOUR TEACHER
Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has over 25 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts. He practices yoga for some twenty years and all kinds of voice/music/performance practices for 30 years. Read more details below or check out www.fusica.nl.

PRICES

T.B.A. soon

CONTACT INFO:

JACKAL MEI:
Phone: 0936596910
Mail jackallala@gmail.com
LINE: Jackallala

SUNNY CHEN
Phone: 0912024285
Mail ly.sunny.chen@gmail.com
LINE: soleilc77

Or contact Mark directly in English:
mark@fusica.nl
Phone 0910382749
LINE: 0910382749

REGISTRATION
https://forms.gle/Zn1bwfNVFWDDPn6u8

TESTIMONIALS
“I felt many sounds inside me first time and I felt there is an inner space inside my body. That was an very powerful experience for me. The body wasn’t what I knew before. I felt peace when you sang… I do have a lot of fun when you want us imitate your voice… Every time when we make sounds together I feel I am decomposing and putting every part of me in one again. ”
– Judith

” Your class shows me the magic of breath and voice. This makes my inner child very happy. ”
– Nancy

” I enjoyed the class very much today. You had everyone engaged and creatively expressed as well as discharging and recharging well. ”
– Tina

” More than ever, it brings back my childhood so I can play again. ”
– Kovida

” Your class shows me the magic of breath and voice. This makes my inner child very happy. ”
– Nancy

” Voice Yoga helps me feel lighter. ”
– Jennifer

” I enjoy a lot and feel relaxed, this is a special course for me. ”
– Judy

” This is better than sex! ”
– Tammy

 

 

 

 

Voice Yoga Summer Sessions

Saturday August 22 / 10AM – Tuesday August 25 / 11AM

Once again the succesful Voice Yoga Retreat.

In Voice Yoga’s dynamic group process, students go beyond their own habits and expectations. Often, something larger than ourselves emerges: a flow of hidden creative potential. We work with all kinds of sounds without meaning, without emphasizing a beautiful voice. They help us to get beyond common subject-object and mind-body dualities, and bring our unconscious selves and irrational emotions to the surface. The group process becomes a mirror for the self and allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside.

“this is better than sex” (comment by one student)

Designed and taught by Mark van Tongeren, a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has 25 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts.

 

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2020 聲音瑜珈: 盛夏暑光 療癒假期
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日期: 8/22(六) 9:00 ~ 8/25 (二)13:30

【報名詳情】
https://forms.gle/Zn1bwfNVFWDDPn6u8

3天半的時間 / 關於聲音與身體的探索/ —
連結你的身心平衡,以及充滿創造力、活力的存在。

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聲音瑜珈是個動態的團體過程,學員超越自我的慣性跟期望。比自我更廣大的自己開始甦醒: 那些隱藏著的創造力開始顯現,如河水般開始流動。

透過瑜珈等身體訓練的方式,我們回到自己的身體,並且跟各式各樣的聲音工作,不去強調所謂「美麗的聲音」。聲音幫助我們超越日常的主體-客體跟身-心的二元對立,讓我們的下意識的自我跟理性之外的情感開始浮現。團體工作的過程好像是一面鏡子,讓我們每個人都「看見」自己,聆聽我們心底、靈魂的存在。

【聲音瑜伽是什麼?】
Mark的聲音瑜珈系統/課程,已經經過了8年的課程推廣與實踐。聲音瑜珈是Mark融合他在藝術創造、聲音表現、瑜珈練習、哲思傳統的30年經驗的系統。

聲音瑜珈不是我們所熟知的身心運動,也不是日常常聽的音樂、歌唱。它結合了音樂、聲音、戲劇、哲思跟肢體藝術的領域,是Mark個人經驗的藝術綜合體。Mark特殊的綜合能力及視野使得每個活動都有種特殊的流、律動。身體訓練與難忘(但無法被重複的)音樂創造結合、呼吸練習轉化成為接觸即興、聲音即興演化為類劇場表演。

不管你是音樂家、瑜珈老師、舞者、演員,或是對透過探索聲音、身體以及心靈之關聯以追尋自我成長的人, 我們相信療癒假期會是個讓你充電的好機會。

用聲音瑜珈來找到自己的力量吧!

【聲音瑜伽,到底是什麼?歡迎來上課體驗】
★時間: 每週四早上10:15~12:15,滿4人開班
★地點:《肯園香氣私塾教室》,近捷運科技大樓站
台北市復興南路二段151巷3號4樓 。
★費用:單堂400,4堂1500
★報名:請私訊,詢問當週是否會開課。
☆內容和概念,活動頁面:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2342349959402863/

【對象】
任何人都可以參加,不限瑜珈經驗或音樂訓練。發出聲音是種找出動作跟聲音, 聲音音高跟身體震動之間連結的練習,而不是廣義上的瑜珈。課程的重點不是瑜珈練習,而是發出聲音,感覺音調跟身體的震動。我們希望營造包容並接納差異的工作氛圍。我們會確保不同肢體程度、心理階段、音樂訓練以及正在發展身心靈各面向的學員可以在安全,全然被支持的環境下成長並探索。我們會盡其所能來帶領每個獨特的學員。而如果有些練習對你來說太挑戰了,你可以選擇作為觀察者,或是選擇以另一個形式來參與。

【開課人數】:最少8人,最多16人。
【語言】: 英文+中文(全程翻譯)

 

 

【日期】
日期: 8/22(六) 9:00 開始~
8/25 (二) 午餐後約13:30結束

因為第一次在夏天開設工作坊,上課時間上做了一些調整,因應氣候跟團體的能量 (午餐過後有更多休息時間)。

/第一天/
9:00-12:00 [聲音瑜珈 療癒假期 簡介]- 呼吸練習,音調共鳴, 自由即興。半夢半醒歌唱圈: 沉浸式聆聽/ 深度睡眠聲音按摩。
12:00-15:30 午餐 & 午睡
15:30-18:30 [動作與聲音練習]- 走路冥想,結構式即興及其他。
18:30-20:00 晚餐 & 休息
20:00-21:30 [晚間練習]- 動態聲音冥想

/第二、三、四天/ (第四天午餐後就結束)
9:00-12:00 [緩慢的覺知暖身]- 溫柔到劇烈程度的運動,音調共鳴,聲音/聲響玩耍。修復式: 半夢半醒歌唱圈。
12:00-15:30 午餐 & 午睡
15:30-18:30 [動作與聲音練習]- 走路冥想,結構式即興及其他。
18:30-20:00 晚餐 & 休息
20:00-21:30 曬月亮/ 找聲音/ 馬克的演唱會/ 學員們的演唱會/ 我們的演唱會? (視現場發展)

/第二、三、四天/ ***自由參與課程****
7:00-8:00 早起的人可以一起來做瑜珈。這個一小時的純身體練習是這個療癒假期中動態放鬆的好機會。(建議你帶著早餐,課後再吃)

【課程地點】
台東都蘭。台東光之屋(王曙芳 能量屋): 都蘭新社30-18號

【住宿】
請自行選擇都蘭民宿
填報名表後說明推薦名單及相關資訊

【費用】
原價:21,000
舊生價,
(2019 聲音瑜珈: 冬至 療癒假期,一年以上聲音瑜珈舊生, 共鳴、聲音旅程: 總共參加達5個整天時數的學員可享舊生價)
75折: (15.750 NT$) (7/11前報名)
9折: (18.900 NT$) (7/11之後報名)
兩人同行/三人同行: 每人折扣1000元 唯75折學員不可再折抵
學生/年長者/窮藝術家,75折: 15.750 (名額有限,請提早報名)

包含:
*學費
*7餐的伙食(六) (日) (一): 午、晚餐,(二)午餐
*保險

不包含:
* 交通
* 住宿

【報名】
https://forms.gle/Zn1bwfNVFWDDPn6u8

【取消報名】
取消報名收取10%行政費。課程前一個月取消報名,主辦方將保留50%費用;課程前兩週取消,,主辦方將保留80%費用。
如果你找人來替代你來上課,我們將退回10%行政費之外的費用。

【我們的團隊】
帶領者: Mark Van Tongeren
翻譯: Sunny Chen—課程資訊
活動規劃兼攝影: Jackal Mei—負責報名和課程資訊
場地主人: 王曙芳 能量屋

 

【好奇嗎?請來電或來信了解詳情】
報名: Jackal Mei, jackallala@gmail.com /lineID:Jackallala /0936596910
中文: 陳亮伃,ly.sunny.chen@gmail.com / lineID: soleilc77 /0912024285
英文: Mark van Tongeren , info@fusica.nl /0910382749

 

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VOICE YOGA SUMMER RETREAT
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Saturday August 22 10 AM until Tuesday 25 2 PM
Three and a half days of intense explorations of voice and movement for body-mind balance and creative, vibrant well-being.

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In Voice Yoga’s dynamic group process, you go beyond your habits and expectations. Something larger than yourself emerges: a flow of hidden creative potential.

Grounded in physical exercise such as yoga, we work with all kinds of sounds without meaning, without emphasizing a beautiful voice. They help us to get beyond common subject-object and mind-body dualities, and bring our unconscious selves and irrational emotions to the surface. The group process becomes a mirror for the self and allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside.

BACKGROUNDS
Mark’s Voice Yoga runs for over 8 years and brings together three decades of creative, vocal expression, yogic discipline and contemplative traditions.
Voice Yoga is neither yoga as you see all around you, or music as you hear it every day. It is a personal, artistic synthesis of a wide range of musical, resonant, theatrical, contemplative and physical arts. What binds them together is Mark’s unique synthesis and his vision to create a strong sense of flow, no matter what the activity is. Serious workouts smoothly blend with unforgettable (and unrepeatable!) musical creations, deep breath work morphs into contact improv and vocal exercises into absurdistic theatre.

This retreat will give you a big boost, whether you are a musician, dancer, yoga teacher, actor, or just interested in working on your personal growth through the connections between sound, body and mind. No problem if you’ve never done yoga before!

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**** WEEKLY VOICE YOGA
**** For a taste of this retreat,
**** come to one of the weekly Voice Yoga
**** classes in Taipei for a 2-hour session.
**** Thursdays 10:15-12:15 AM
**** https://www.facebook.com/events/2197109717082246/
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VOICE YOGA SUMMER RETREAT: FOR WHOM?
Anyone can attend, no experience with yoga or music is necessary. Making sounds and learning about the connections between sound and movement, tones and physical vibrations, and not yoga per se, are the main purpose of this retreat. We are working to create an atmosphere of inclusion and acceptance. We make sure people of different levels of physical, mental, musical and other development feel supported and encouraged to grow and explore. We do our best to accommodate the program to the different levels of the participants and let you decide to skip or tone down certain exercises when you feel they are too demanding.

DATES & TIMES
We start Saturday August 22 at 9 AM and suggest you arrive the evening before.
We finish after lunch on Tuesday 25th, around 1:30 PM.

This is the first time we do this in high Summer and we might adapt the program a bit to accommodate to the needs and energies of the group – and to the weather.

Day 1:
9:00-12:00 introduction to the program. Light exercising, breathing exercises start moving toning, improvising. Deep sleep session included!
12:00-15:30 lunch & siësta
15:30-18:30 Guided movement and sound practices, walking meditations, improvisations and more.
18:30-20:00 diner & rest
20:00-21:30 evening program: active sound meditation.

Day 2, 3, 4 (half day):
9:00-12:00 Slow meditative warm up, mild to vigorous exercising, toning, noise making. Once again: restorative (half-)sleep/dream.
12:00-15:30 lunch & siësta
15:30-18:30 Guided movement and sound practices, walking meditations, improvisations and more.
18:30-20:00 diner & rest
20:00-21:30 Moongazing. Sound searching. Mark’s concert. Yours?! Ours!
Day 2, 3, 4: optional: Early morning yoga sessions: 7-8 AM. For those who rise early anyway or those who would like to get the most out of this retreat of active relaxation, this session of yoga-only is the best start of the day. (we suggest you discuss the option of bringing your breakfast along with your b’n’b host unless you stay in walking distance from our site).

PLACE
We hold our sessions in Shufang’s Energy Healing, a gorgeous new yoga studio in Dulan, Taidong, isolated from nearby properties so we can make any sound we need to make. The studio has all utilities we need and is fully air-conditioned of course. There is a big lawn outside for musical workouts in fresh air, giant rocks to repose, and a few shady places.
Have a look here!:
https://www.facebook.com/shufang.energyhealing/

 

LODGING
Several comfortable options nearby in Dulan, different prices, some at walking distance.

OUR TEAM
This workshop is brought to you by Mark van Tongeren, Sunny Chen (translator) and Jackal Mei (general manager), and hosted by Shufang Wang.
For any questions about the contents in English ask Mark, in Chinese, ask Sunny or Jackal.
For registration, lodging and food details ask Jackal.
(contact info below)

YOUR TEACHER
Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has over 25 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts. He practices yoga for some twenty years and all kinds of voice/music/performance practices for 30 years. Read more details below or check out www.fusica.nl.

PRICES
Regular: 21.000 NT$
Students who joined one year or more of Voice Yoga or the first Retreat , the RESONANCE course or multiple Sound Journeys:
– 25 % (15.750 NT$) (sign up before July 11)
– 10 % (18.900 NT$) (after July 11)
Bring a friend:
– 1000 NT$ for both (cannot be combined with 25% discount)
Students, pensioners and poor struggling artists:
– 25 % (15.750 NT$) (limited number of spaces available, earlier sign up is better).

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cannot make it for some reason, we will always keep 10 % admin fees. For cancellation within 4 weeks up to the start of the event , we retain the right to keep 50 % from the total fee, within 2 weeks up untill the starting date, 80%. If you find a new replacement student we will refund except admin fees.

INCLUDED:
+ Tuition
+ All lunches and diners from Saturday till Tuesday lunch

NOT INCLUDED
– Transport to Dulan
– Lodging

CONTACT INFO:

JACKAL MEI:
Phone: 0936596910
Mail jackallala@gmail.com
LINE: Jackallala

SUNNY CHEN
Phone: 0912024285
Mail ly.sunny.chen@gmail.com
LINE: soleilc77

Or contact Mark directly in English:
mark@fusica.nl
Phone 0910382749
LINE: 0910382749

 

REGISTRATION
https://forms.gle/Zn1bwfNVFWDDPn6u8

TESTIMONIALS
“I felt many sounds inside me first time and I felt there is an inner space inside my body. That was an very powerful experience for me. The body wasn’t what I knew before. I felt peace when you sang… I do have a lot of fun when you want us imitate your voice… Every time when we make sounds together I feel I am decomposing and putting every part of me in one again. ”
– Judith

” Your class shows me the magic of breath and voice. This makes my inner child very happy. ”
– Nancy

” I enjoyed the class very much today. You had everyone engaged and creatively expressed as well as discharging and recharging well. ”
– Tina

” More than ever, it brings back my childhood so I can play again. ”
– Kovida

” Your class shows me the magic of breath and voice. This makes my inner child very happy. ”
– Nancy

” Voice Yoga helps me feel lighter. ”
– Jennifer

” I enjoy a lot and feel relaxed, this is a special course for me. ”
– Judy

” This is better than sex! ”
– Tammy

 

Read more about it by clicking on the link below:

First Voice Yoga Retreat (full report)

 

 

ON SALE : Overtone Singing Book + CD

 now  € 15,-  ( instead  of  € 30)

US$ 17,50  (instead of US$ 35)

 

and more than 50% off for the hardcover version

now € 20,- (instead of € 42,50)

US$ 22,50  (instead of US$ 5o)

 

a  book + CD for the price of a CD!!

 

 

There are some copies left of the second edition and we are now selling them out at half price, even though the 2004 edition is already a Collector’s Item!

 

 

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BOOK SUMMARY:
In Overtone Singing, ethnomusicologist and singer Mark van Tongeren provides a fascinating insight into the timeless and universal aspects of sound and vibration. Grounded in a decade-long study of Asian music, he draws upon various fieldwork experiences, interviews with eastern and western musicians, in addition to the work of numerous scholars. He presents a multidisciplinary vision on sound that runs from World and contemporary music to the science of acoustics and perception, to music philosophy and the spiritual dimensions of music. Written in a non-technical style, this book and accompanying audio CD are indispensable guides to musicians, listeners and music specialists seeking a deeper understanding of the nature of the human voice, sound and overtones.

 

Read all about the book and the CD on this page.

 

 

How to order?

Write directly to Fusica.

1. Tell us the amount, which binding (hardcover, paperback), send details

Tell us the number of books you want (it makes a surprising present for your musical friends too!), and send your full name and address details. (of course we will not share your information with anybody.)

2. We’ll confirm with shipping fees

We’ll add the actual postage fee and send you payment instructions to a bank account in The Netherlands, Taiwan, or using Paypal,  Transferwise or Bunq, whichever is convenient for you.

Examples of shipping cost:

Austria, Belgium, FranceGermany, Italy, Spain, UK       € 9,- for standard delivery,   add € 4,- for Track and Trace if you like (total € 13,-). You can add one or two more books at no extra shipping cost!! (remember that friend’s birthday coming up next month?)

Greece, Portugal         €12,-standard,    add € 6,50 for Track and Trace if you like (total € 18,50). You can add one or two more books at no extra shipping cost!! (remember that friend’s birthday coming up next month?).

Allow up to six days for delivery. Due to the coronavirus the term may be longer.

Netherlands / Nederland     € 6,75 standard / standaard,   € 8,75 Track and Trace / aangetekend. Meestal de volgende dag bezorgd. Bestel 1 of 2 extra boeken als cadeau zonder extra verzendkosten, bijvoorbeeld als cadeautjes!

Russia      €18,-standard,    add € 6,30 for Track and Trace if you like (total € 18,50). Or order your copy through Sketis Music in Moscow soon. Delivery 7-20 days.

Japan    $13,- standard (surface mai, 15-25 days), $16 standard (airmail 7-10 days), add $2,- for insurance (ships from Taiwan).

USA, Canada $10,- standard, add $2,- for tracking (ships from Taiwan).

Allow up to ten days for delivery.

3. Transfer your payment

Transfer the applicable fees and the book will come your way as soon as possible.

Use a bank account in The Netherlands or Taiwan, or use Paypal,  Transferwise or Bunq.

 

 

4. Your order will be sent from The Netherlands or Taiwan

Any questions, just let us know.

 

 

Below: the special hardcover edition (pictured with the CD in the back). Both paperback and hardcover are printed with high quality print (paper/binding) that will last another century.

 

 

More information?

Read all about the book and the CD on this page.

 

 

 

First Voice Yoga Retreat (full report)

At the end of 2019, in fact around the Winter Solstice on December 21, we did the first Voice Yoga Retreat here in Taiwan. A wonderful recollection of the best stuff I have done during my 7 seven years of weekly Voice Yoga classes. It was beyond expectation: fantastic weather, great location, wonderful students, and a great three-person-strong core team (Sunny Chen, Jackal Mei, me) to take care of everything.

 

 

Most of all, we all experienced a nice flow between yogic and other exercises, sound and body improvisations, eating cakes and drinking Jackal’s homebrewn coffee, meditating, listening, chanting, learning about my methods and ‘vision.’ People came from all over the place and all walks of life, and most were new to Voice Yoga.

One student, Guang Guang, wrote an excellent report in Chinese about everything we did, in Chinese. I reproduce it here, with an autotranslation at the bottom of this page. Jackal Mei made some great photos, and there’s a couple of myself too. Many thanks to Guang Guang and Jackal for the words and images, and to Sunny !

We’ll do another Voice Yoga Retreat later this year on the beautiful, relaxed East Coast of Taiwan, where the pace is slow, weather seems to be nearly always good, birds sing loudly and the ocean is never far away. Get on the maillinglist for updates.

 

 

/聲音瑜伽

因為身旁總是很多優秀的朋友,然後串成一條路徑,一開始是葉子跟我分享聲音,讓我在心裡種下了種子…
於是最近去體驗了一場聲音瑜伽,
授課的老師是教授泛音的馬克
我很喜歡他無私有愛的分享
且關照及感受著每一個我們
當第一堂課說
在這所發出的聲音都是當下要發生的
沒有好壞對錯,每個音都是對的…
讓沒有音感的我感到自在安心
第一個晚上
馬克很自然的就將大家的聲音一起融合在空間裡,讓彼此陌生的夥伴,很快的流動起來,只是短短的兩小時,我全身的細胞都在跳舞

/呼吸練習
在這個練習裡有很多要去感覺的東西,
我也在這個練習去練習感覺
呼吸的快慢,流向哪裡,擴張或收縮…
從沒思考這麼自然發生的事,
但最近這兩次的課程都在提醒著這件事,也就是當下

 

/母音三角形
很喜歡玩母音三角形
但在這裡面會發現自己的氣很短,
也會想配合其他人
在完美與協調之間理出自己的節奏
呼~吸~
烏~啊~一

/聲音的海洋
隨著模仿到自然而然的發聲,
讓自己的聲音丟進海洋裡
腦海會一直出現森林,池塘,水窪,沼澤,穹蒼,萬物,大地之聲
喜歡靜容分享的,她感覺身體自己發亮的地方想出聲,於是就讓那個聲音自己出來…
好有覺察的身體,我還在練習的路上

 

/深度聆聽
在戶外一起發聲,
聆聽空間裡擁有的音,跟隨
聆聽沒有的音,創造
在一來一往之間
做成了一首當代音樂
很喜歡這樣融合的旋律

/驚喜
圍一個圈,跟著馬克發出幾個音,
高高低低,閉上眼睛
幾個音沒有規則的發聲練習
然後由慢漸快,
馬克將桑尼推進圈內
在人圈中閉上眼享受旋律
馬克這時唱的越來越快
越來越具體
開始發現事有蹊蹺
打開眼睛望向馬克
他對我笑著示意
宛珍也早領略到了
沒錯,真的是我想的那樣
學員一個接一個笑開
桑尼終於意識到這一趴的別出心裁
流著淚接受大家獻唱
這一刻好感動
好美~好美~

 

/冬至熄燈
圍著蠟燭一起度過寧靜的夜,閉上眼四週充滿星星的感覺,那些包圍我們的自然之聲,好像墜落在草叢中發亮的星體,發亮的全是萬物的聲音

/薩滿儀式
同學藍師那一夜為大家進行薩滿旅程
第一次體驗儀式,薩滿鼓震出我全身電流,在守護靈的守護之下去感覺這個過程,叢林,速度,黑暗的旋轉,之後竄出來的蛇,最後讓自己慢慢抽離,見到一頭鹿而停止
宛珍被薩滿鼓招喚,以奔跑來流動
阿駱也隨之起舞,整個場域或坐或動
各有各的世界,奇幻世界~

 

/母音九宮格
深度覺察自己的聲音所在
共振的身體裡,聲音去到了哪裡?
馬克說
身體跟聲音會有共振的地方

意念也可以讓聲音去你想要他要去的地方
最後每個人的聲音震動,
都有不同的發現
這讓我覺得聲音太好玩了
每個人的身體感受都如此獨特

/呼吸節奏
呼吸長短的差異,
也能是一首悠揚的曲子
這個章節我也很享受
每個樂器的總和
就是一篇生命的樂章

/泛音獨唱
某個下午,馬克為大家唱歌
坐著,躺著自由
本來是陰天的午後
在一段泛音的旋律不斷繚繞時
我聽見的都是天使的聲音
此時
窗外金色陽光透進粉色的窗簾裡
天使光溫柔的灑在馬克身上發亮
那一個畫面我來不及拍照
但映在我腦海
我全身細胞都在舞蹈

/八部合音
每個人的聲音都好獨特好聽
曙芳的聲音裡有老靈魂的歌唱
想起她的守護靈老奶奶還有愛
輪到發踢卡時
是花神在唱歌吧!!!
清晰亮麗好感動
輪到我的時候,腦袋原本想運作
後來告訴自己算了
讓聲音是什麼就是什麼
雖然知道我聲音都沒到要去的地方
我的聲音之神都在幫我找音階
去了好幾個半音
後來才去到該去的地方
我也是可以說
那是我精準的控制我的半音啦(撥瀏海~

 

經過三天的玩耍
很鬆很慢也很奇妙的身體各種痠
沒意料只是出聲音而已
身體就有各種拉扯
但記得馨勻說的很好
(可我忘記她具體說什麼了XD)
但她說完我就一陣恍然
拉拉也分享了馬克在機械噪音裡
找出它規律的節奏
讓噪音不只是噪音

 

三天收穫很多,
也許我是還在餘震之中再慢慢感受
唯一最明白自己的部份
大概就是我還沒那麼放鬆自己吧
畢竟聲音對我來說太陌生
但經過這些過程
更能丟掉小時候對聲音的既定印象
聲音的顏色如此寬廣無限
告訴自己,就是玩,去玩吧!

聲音瑜伽,是瑜伽也是即興
祂不止是聲音,
是能讓心、靈與身體的合一

謝謝Yu Chih Lin帶我池上玩
謝謝Xiaoying Ye聲音的連結
謝謝Jackal Mei意志的邀約XD
謝謝Mark Van Tongeren
帶領著經驗自己的不可思議
讓我在這場聲音之旅中如此盡興…

#課後筆記
#聲音瑜伽
#樂吉昇天
#已被圈粉
#很好玩還要再玩

 

Autotranslation of the Chinese text.

 

/ sound yoga

Because there are always many good friends around me, then put into a path. at the beginning, the leaves share the voice with me, and let me plant seeds in my heart…
So recently, I went to experience a sound yoga,
The teacher who taught is the mark of the pan-Yin.
I love his selfless and loving sharing
And take care and feel every one of us
When the first class said
The voices made here are all about the moment.
There is no bad right or wrong, every voice is right…
Let me feel free to feel at ease
First night
Mark is very natural to mix everyone’s voices together in space, let each other’s strange partner, quickly flowing, just two hours, my whole body is dancing.

/ breathing practice
A lot of things to feel in this practice,
I am also practicing to practice the feeling
Where to breathe, where to go, expand or shrink…
Never thought about what happened so naturally,
But these two recent courses are reminding this thing, that is the moment.

/ vowel triangle
Love to play with the vowel triangle
But I will find myself very short in this,
Will also want to work with other people
Make your own rhythm between perfection and coordination
Oh ~ suck ~
Oh ~ Ah ~ one

/ the ocean of sound
With the imitation of a natural voice,
Let your voice be thrown into the ocean
The Forest, the pond, the water, the swamp, the swamp, the sky, everything, the sound of the earth.
Who likes to share quietly, she feels like she’s shiny, so let the voice come out on her own…
So conscious body, I’m still on my way to practice

/ deep listening
Voice together in the outdoors,
Listen to the sound of the space and follow
Listen to the sound of not, create
In the way.
Made a contemporary music
I love this fusion melody.

/ surprise
Surround a circle and make a few voices with Mark,
Close your eyes and close your eyes
A few sounds without rules
Then slowly,
Mark puts the nissan into the circle
Close your eyes in the circle and enjoy the melody
Mark is singing faster and faster
Getting more and more specific
Starting to find something wrong
Open your eyes and look at mark
He smiled at me
She has already learned it early.
Yes, it’s really what I thought
The students laugh at one after one.
Mulberry finally realized the chú le of this party
I am in tears to accept everyone’s singing
This moment is so touching
So beautiful ~ so beautiful ~

/ Winter Solstice Lights out
Surround the candles with a peaceful night, close your eyes with the feeling of stars, the sound of nature that surround us, like the stars that have fallen in the grass, the sound of everything.

/ sana ceremony
Classmate Blues on the night for you all the night
First experience ceremony, the sana drum burst out my whole body current, under the protection of the guardian spirit, I felt the process, the jungle, the speed, the dark spin, then the snake that came out, finally let myself slowly pull away, see one Deer stop
Lithuania was called by the drum of the drum to run
It also dance, the whole field, sitting or moving.
Every world, fantasy world ~

/ vowel
I am deeply aware of my voice.
Where did the sound go in the resonance body?
Mark said
Where the body and the sound will be resonance
But but
Ideas can also let the voice go where you want him to go
At the end everyone’s voice shakes,
All have different discoveries
This makes me think the voice is so funny
Everyone’s body feels so unique

/ breathing rhythm
The difference in the length of breathing,
Can also be a beautiful song
I’m enjoying this chapter too
The sum of each instrument
It’s a movement of life.

/ Pan-voice solo
One afternoon mark singing for everyone
Sitting and lying free
It was a cloudy afternoon.
While a pan-Tone Melody keeps on the these
All I hear is the voice of an angel
Right now
The Golden sunshine outside the window goes through the pink curtains
Angel Light gentle on mark
I didn’t have time to take pictures of that one
But in my mind
My whole body is dancing

/ eight sound
Everyone’s voice is so unique and nice
There is the singing of the old soul in the voice of the old soul
Thinking of her guardian spirit grandma and love
It’s my turn to kick the card.
Is the flower God singing!!!
Clear and beautiful, so touching
When it was my turn, my head wanted to work
Later I told myself to forget it
What makes the voice is what is
Even though I know my voice is not even where I’m going
My Voice God is helping me find the level
Went for a couple of semitone
I just went to the place where I should go.
I can say too
That’s my precision in control of my semitone (allocated ~

After three days of playing
Very Loose, slow and amazing body all kinds of sour
I didn’t expect it. It was just a voice.
The body has all kinds of pull
But remember that Xin Xin said very well
(but I forgot what she said XD)
But after she said, I just had a moment.
Lala also shared mark in mechanical noise
Find out the rhythm of its regular rhythm
Make noise not just noise

Harvest a lot in three days,
Maybe I’m still in the aftershocks and feel slowly
The only part that knows what I know most
Probably I’m not that relaxing myself yet
The voice is too strange to me after all
But after these process
It’s better to lose the established impression of the voice in my childhood
The Color of the voice is so wide and infinite
Tell yourself, it’s just to play, go play!

Sound Yoga is yoga and impromptu
He is more than a voice,
Is the one that makes the heart, spirit and body

Thank you Yu Chih Lin for taking me on the pool
Thank you Xiaoying Ye for the link
Thank you Jackal Mei for the invitation XD
Thanks Mark Van Tongeren
Leading the experience of my experience
Had me so much fun on this sound tour…

 

 

Concert with Sinan Arat in Oosterkerk, Amsterdam

Over enkele weken doe ik een dubbelconcert met Sinan Arat in de Oosterkerk in amsterdam. Hij is vooral bekend van zijn ney spel, zijn hoofdinstrument. Ik heb hem nog niet ontmoet maar we hebben wel overlegd hoe we het willen gaan doen. Vanwege ons beider voorliefde voor improvisatie hebben we besloten te proberen om niet twee solo-blokken te spelen met een beetje overlap, maar de uitwisseling aan te gaan. Ik ben al langer op zoek naar samenwerking met een goede fluitspeler. In Taiwan zijn die dun gezaaid, zeker spelers die een dergelijke rijke, luchtige klank produceren. Dat heb je natuurlijk in Japan met de shakuhachi en in India met de bansuri (die Sinan ook bespeelt). Maar ik werd helemaal stil van het spel van Sinan toen ik gisteren onderstaande video van hem bekeek. Van die prachtige, lange, rustige tonen, waarin de adem steeds doorklinkt, en daarmee de ziel van de speler – of van de muziek zelf zo je wilt.

 

 

Sinan bespeelt naast de ney rietfluit ook lijsttrommels en zingt, en hij heeft Indiase muziek bestudeerd. En aangezien ik de laatste jaren ook experimenteer met fluiten en met de Marrokaanse bendir lijsttrommel én omdat ik ook al jaren met Indiase muziek bezig ben, hebben we aardig wat overlap. Ik ben heel benieuwd hoe dat gaat uitpakken, zijn voornamelijk traditionele spel met mijn meer experimentele benadering.

 

Het concert is op zondag 15 juli en begint om 12:00

Gratis toegankelijk (donaties welkom).

Adres: Oosterkerk, Kleine Wittenburgerstraat 1, Amsterdam.

 

De dag ervoor doe ik een eendaagse workshop boventoonzang, ook in de Oosterkerk in Amsterdam, voor wie wil kennismaken met deze techniek.

 

Beluister ook het mooie interview met Sinan rondom de VPRO sessie.

“Sinan Arat uit Turkije speelt en improviseert op de ney (Turkse fluit) en laat zich inspireren door de Ottomaanse en Anatolische traditie. Hij wordt begeleid door Alper Kekeç op percussie. In het interview met Giovanca vertelt Sinan hoe hij kennis leerde maken met de ney.”