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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)

 

 

Upcoming Workshops Taiwan

Check out all the workshops for the coming months (June/July/August) and scroll down for details.

IMPRO! 2-day workshop   FINISHED
Saturday/Sunday June 6 & 7 / 10AM-5PM

Shruti Box Market   FINISHED
Tuesday June 9 / 17PM-18:30PM.

 

Shruti Nights X/XI/XII: Starts again every month with a new theme

 

SOUND OUT! Kaohsiung concert FINISHED
Saturday June 20 / 2:30 PM-4 PM

Kaohsiung Overtone Singing Introduction Workshop (2 full days)
Saturday/Sundy 18-19 July / 10AM-5PM

Shruti Days (2 full days): In Kaohsiung and in Taipei

Hsinchu Voice Moving (= Voide Yoga)
Friday mornings, 9:30 AM-11:30AM, starting soon

Dulan Voice Yoga Retreat
Saturday August 22 / 10AM – Tuesday August 25 / 11AM

 

THE DETAILS PER EVENT

 

 

 

 

Shruti Nights X/XI/XII: Starts again every month with a new theme

For English, Please scroll down.

【印度風琴之夜】-10
★ 歌唱,與風琴合唱★【音調轉換】

〔課程內容〕
透過風琴來讓自己的聲音找到自由!
4堂星期二晚上的聲音課~
如何搭配印度風琴的聲音唱出【即興的旋律】呢?

我們每個月都會學習新的主題!
6月的特別主題【音調轉換】,延續了5月的【和弦】主題,我們會繼續探索用整個印度風琴所有音階的可能性。我們會嘗試如何在轉換基礎音的情況下建構一個流暢的旋律線。
在一般的暖聲練習還有介紹之後,我們會開始練習團體即興/ 或是以人聲或印度風琴建構旋律。想要探索【和弦】的同學,可以繼續深化對於和弦的嘗試與理解。

我們每堂課程中都會藉由有結構的聲音練習來建立歌唱技巧,再加上一些引導式的即興遊戲,最後會有一些比較自由探索音樂性的時間讓每個人開始認識自己的聲音律動。

【老師示範影片】
https://youtu.be/BhiMamcPuMw?t=1519

〔對象〕
–最近剛跟我買印度風琴的人
–已經有自己印度風琴但想一起學習的人
–想學怎麼跟印度風琴 (基礎音樂器) 合唱的人

〔需求〕: 請帶著印度風琴來上課 ( 但沒有風琴的學生也可以報名)

〔語言〕: 英文, 及中文翻譯

時間〕:週二晚上19:00~21:15
6月(印度風琴之夜10):6/9、6/16、6/23 、6/30

〔地點〕: 《肯園香氣私塾教室》, 台北市復興南路二段151巷3號4樓 。(近捷運科技大樓站)

〔人數〕:最少4人,最多8人。

【學費】:
原價,四堂課: 4000元
早鳥價: 3600元 (5/26之前報名並付款)
舊生價: 3200元 [RES舊生/風琴之夜舊生(2019暑假之前)/ 在學生及年長者(請出示證件)] [ 2019暑假之後參與5次印度風琴之夜可以享有舊生價]
30歲以下,特別優惠:
四堂課: 2000元。(兩個名額,請先詢問)

【報名】
請預約單,將於5/26通知報名相關事宜。
https://forms.gle/PQFmC4JM8Yvu2KBcA

【退費機制】
因應新冠肺炎,請大家關注自身身體狀況。如果你感覺身體不舒服或有任何徵兆而需要取消來上課的計畫,我們會全額退費。

〔買新的印度風琴〕
印度風琴有多種用途: 能為自己跟別人伴奏,能讓我們學習音樂結構跟和弦,或是自由的玩音樂。如果有需求Mark會持續的進新的印度風琴,想買的人可以寫信給他,等到再次進貨時將收到通知。

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SHRUTI NIGHTS (# X)
Vocals, drones and tone-shifting
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Learn to free your voice using a simple drone instrument.
A series of four classes, starting the second Tuesday evening of June.
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.
For the month of June we continue exploring the rich possibilities of using the whole keyboard of the shrutibox, as we did in the month of May with chords. This time we explore building melodies while shifting the supporting tones.. After general warm-up exercises and introductions, we will look at improvising together playing and/or singing melodies with the voice and with the shruti box. Those who learned to play with chords can continue exploring them further as well.

In most classes there will be all kinds of structural vocal exercises to build up your skills, some structural improvising and some freeer explorations of your very own musicality.

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.
June 2020: 9, 16, 23, 30

【Cancellation】
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, please take responsibility to monitor any illness yourself and know that we will not ask any questions if you need to cancel because of any risky symptoms and pay you back your registration fees.

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

 

 

 

Hsinchu/Zhubei Voice Yoga
Friday mornings, 9:30 AM-11:30AM, starting later this June

This si Voice Yoga but under a new name, in Zhubei/Hsinchu.

More info and registration through Julie Chiu:
chiu.consult@gmail.com

 

 

 

SOUND OUT! Kaohsiung concert
Friday July 17 / 7:30 PM-9 PM

For English, Please scroll down~

【發聲! 共鳴:音樂會】
◇ 泛音大師Mark van Tongeren
◇ 參與式音樂會

共鳴是存在於每個身體之中的聲音震動,不僅僅在你之中,也穿越你以及完全包圍著你。它不是文字,也不是歌聲或旋律;它是音樂及聲音的DNA,運作於潛意識甚至是上意識精微的感知層級之間。

生活在視覺導向的現代世界,我們的聽力變得愚鈍,失去了聆聽許多聲音細緻面向的能力。

在這個音樂會中,Mark van Tongeren會唱出不同頻率的聲音,讓聲音的共鳴來洗淨你的耳朵、按摩你的頭腦,也震動放鬆你的骨骼。

這是一個關於聲音以及進入聲音的旅程。這個聲音旅程的主軸由泛音串起。泛音,又或是泛音歌唱,是一種特殊的歌唱技巧,一個歌者可以同時發出兩個音高。

R E S O N A N C E 【聲音的共鳴】也是Mark的泛音密集課程的名稱。課程主要的內容是泛音歌唱技巧以及開啟對於身聲隱藏層次的聆聽能力。這次的音樂會也會邀請所有的觀眾一起來發聲、共鳴。

【費用】
預售票: 250
現場票: 300
共鳴舊生: 免費

【報名】
https://www.accupass.com/event/2005071329462803003510

【聯繫資訊】
中文: ly.sunny.chen@gmail.com / lineID: soleilc77 陳亮伃
In English: mark@fusica.nl / Facebook / Phone 09 103 827 49

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【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25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。

【什麼是泛音和泛音序列?】
泛音,是統稱一個基礎音之上,藉由口腔、鼻腔、頭腔或胸腔的共鳴來放大、析出的聲音,所以聽者可以聽到基礎音跟泛音兩個聲音。

從樂理來看,泛音是基礎音之上,以基礎音音頻的整數倍率,與基礎音同時出現的各種不同音高的聲音。例如第一泛音頻率若為65.4,第二泛音的頻率則為兩倍 130.8,第三泛音則為頻率196.2,在音高上聽起來為C2、C3、G3。雖然理論上泛音列可以多到無窮盡,但對人類而言的音高極限大概是第16泛音,約高於基礎音的四個八度。泛音有自然的排列規則,因此稱作泛音序列。歌唱時不會唱出序列之外的音高,是一個非常有趣的自然現象。

/近期活動/
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<6月> 台北
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🍋即興! Improv!🍋
【時間】 6/6(六) 、6/7(日):10:00-17:00

👓活動頁面
https://www.facebook.com/events/1584697328373318/
🥀報名表
https://forms.gle/Pryn1YHmoM19zZaK

🍋印度風琴之夜10🍋

【時間】週二晚上19:00~21:15
6/9、6/16、6/23 、6/30

🥀搶先得知6月課程訊息,請填表預先報名~

https://forms.gle/JLMffn2yCmy5sA9z9

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<7月> 高雄
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🍇2020泛音初階工作坊🍇
【時間】7/18(六) 、7/19(日):10:00-17:00
【地點】普那生活空間

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SOUND OUT! RESONANCE
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PARTICIPATORY CONCERT

Resonance is the sound stuff that lives in you, through you and all around you. Not the words, not the songs or the melodies, but the DNA of music and voice that operates at sub- and supraliminal levels.

In a world where the eye dominates, we have become a bit deaf to the many facets of sound.

In this concert Mark van Tongeren cleans your ears, massages your brain, and shakes up your bones with vibrations across the spectrum.

A journey about and into sound, with special attention to overtones and overtone singing, the technique to make and hear two or more sounds at the same time from a single human voice.

R E S O N A N C E is also the title of Mark’s long-running intensive course to learn to sing overtones and open up your ears to the hidden dimensions of the human voice. During this concert, you will have a chance to try out some exercises.

Mark van Tongeren is 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.

PRICES: 300 NT$
Old R E S O N A N C E students: free

 

 

Kaohsiung Overtone Singing Introduction Workshop (2 full days)
Saturday/Sundy 18-19 July / 10AM-5PM

 

2020 泛音初階工作坊】

7月18到19日,星期六跟星期日,我會帶領一個兩天的泛音歌唱工作坊,給想學習泛音歌唱技巧的人。這個工作坊對所有人開放,不限音樂知識或歌唱經驗。

這個工作坊是給音樂家及非音樂家的介紹課程。其內容包含了暖身/聲運動以發展身體、心靈以及聲音的覺知,還有自然人聲共鳴的探索的基本技巧。接下來,我們會開始學習音泛音歌唱的技巧。

我們也會聆聽以及嘗試不同的泛音歌唱技巧。結合所有人的聲音來嘗試簡單直覺性的聲音架構,以及編曲概念。

當然,想要在一兩天內學會泛音歌唱是不可能的(雖然坊間很多宣稱可以馬上學會的廣告)。不過在兩天的工作坊中,你可以感受跟理解歌手要如何唱出清楚的泛音,透過現場感受聲音而增進聽力的細膩度,你也可以開始探索你未來可能想持續探索的歌唱方式、聲音。親身經歷,現場感受對於熟悉泛音(人類聲音的一個面向之一)非常重要。

在泛音初階後,如果有夠多同學想繼續學習泛音歌唱,我們會在高雄開【聲音的共鳴 年度工作坊】: 用5個周末的時間深化訓練,更深刻的探索泛音歌唱、共鳴,以及其他人聲的隱藏層面。

受課語言為英文,並有中文翻譯。

【理論補充站】
Mark 是聲音、共鳴、泛音的研究權威,具有民族音樂學博士學位。他有30年的聲音表演及學術研究經驗。他也有超過20年的教學經驗,因此不僅能在知識層面上解釋聲音,也能教學。雖然聲音在我們生活中無所不在,我們卻不熟悉它在潛意識層面的運作及影響。工作坊過後,你將會對自己的聲音及別人的聲音有一種全新的認識及概念性想法。

【影片連結】
▲Mark的TEDTalk「聽見泛音」:
https://youtu.be/PTUdMIeoXRU
▲Mark唱第1到第16泛音:
https://youtu.be/kp5r6tgW1TA

【學員條件:無須任何經驗】
在過往的〔聲音的共鳴系列課程〕中,學員背景非常多元:有對聲音有障礙的人、詩人、樂手、語言學家、僧侶、專業歌手、舞者、學者...等等。任何想要對聲音感到好奇,想要發展聲音或歌唱潛能的人 (不管是專業或是業餘人士)都會很有收穫。沒有任何經驗限制,所有程度的人都歡迎來上課。

【示範音樂會】
Mark會辦個音樂會,讓大家感覺一下課程的氛圍。歡迎來聽聲音、跟我們一起唱、問問題。

【發聲! 共鳴:音樂會】
6/20 (日),14:30-16:00
高雄,普那生活空間

售票🔗
https://www.accupass.com/event/2005071329462803003510

活動🔗
https://www.facebook.com/events/3191545167530653/

【人數】:最多 20人
【日期】: 7/18 (六)、7/19 (日)
【時間】: 10:00-17:00 (午休13:00-14:15)

【學費】
1. 原價: 7,800 NT$

2. 早鳥價:-5%,7,400 ( 6/25 前付款)

3. 兩人/三人同行:每人折價400。
=>可以結合早鳥價,每人費用為:7,000NT$(都需於7/1前付款)

4. 共鳴舊生/學生/長者/不富裕的藝術家,75折:5,850 NT$.(無法結合其他折扣)

【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25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: ly.sunny.chen@gmail.com / lineID: soleilc77 陳亮伃
英文: info@fusica.nl Mark van Tongeren

【報名表】
https://forms.gle/L18gxF6EZaRLiLoe8

【退費機制】
建議已報名的學員自行轉讓。退費需要折抵 10%的行政費用。課程前30天,退總金額的 60%。課程前14天,退總金額的 30%。課程開始前7天,不再退費。

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INTRODUCTION TO OVERTONE SINGING
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This basic workshop about overtone singing is an introduction for musicians and non-musicans alike. It includes warm-up exercises to develop attention for body, mind and sound, exploring basic techniques for using the resonances of the natural voice. Then we will start our exploration of overtone techniques.

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.

Of course it is not possible to learn overtone singing in two days (despite some wild claims you find here and there). 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. To hear this technique live from close by is a very important way to get familiar with this aspect of the human voice.

When there is enough interest a RESONANCE yeargroup will be started up in Kaohsiung: 5 weekends of intensive training in overtone singing, resonance, and the hidden dimensions of the human voice.

The workshop is in English with Chinese translation.
KNOW THE THEORY
Your guide holds a PhD in the field of the voice, resonance, and overtone singing and has thirty years of experience doing performative and academic research. He has decades of explaining patiently and clearly the sometimes strange or difficult principles of sounds. Even though those sounds govern our everyday communication, we are profoundly unaware how it works. After these four days you will be enriched with many new ideas about your own voice and those of others.

VIDEO LINK
Mark’s TedEx talk about listening and singing overtones
https://youtu.be/PTUdMIeoXRU
Listen to Mark singing the first sixteen overtones:
https://youtu.be/kp5r6tgW1TA

FOR WHOM
We’ve had office workers, people with voice problems, poets, instrumentalists, linguists, sanyassins, professional singers, dancers, academics etc. etc. in previous R E S O N A N C E courses. Anyone who is curious about developing her or his voice potential, whether professional or amateur or non-singer, will benefit from these lessons. No experience is necessary, all levels welcome.

TEASER / CONCERT
We have an event to present to you what previous students did and what you can expect at the RESONANCE retreat. Join us to listen, to start resonating and to ask questions!

SOUND OUT! R E S O N A N C E
June 20, 2020, 2:30-4 PM
https://www.accupass.com/event/2005071329462803003510

COURSE INFO
TIME:
7/18-19,10:00-17:00 (lunch: 13:00-14:15)

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

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PRICE:
Regular: 7800 NT$

Early bird registration: – 5 % (-400 NT$), 7400 NT$ (early bird ends June 25)
Bring a friend: – 5 % (-400 NT$)
Not applicable to student price/ artist price.

RES student/ Student/ Senior/ Poor Artist: – 25 % , 5,850 NT$
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Max. number of students: 20

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 25 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/Jj8oAEijBcr5fg9q9

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

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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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

 

 

 

 

Sound Journey: R E S O N A N C E R e t r e a t

Get into the heart of sound and voice. Four days to explore questions like:

How and what do I resonate through my voice?

How can I listen and resonate better, to others, and to myself?

How to let the overtones that are naturally present in my voice, sing?

 

For information about the teaser/interactive concert in Taipei early March, see here or click on the flyer:

 

This workshop teaches you the principles of resonance by learning the basics of overtone singing: a special way of listening to and making vocal sounds that has many useful applications for singers and non-singers alike. It requires no previous musical training.

To get an idea of what this workshop is about, listen to Mark’s TEDx talk about listening and singing overtones:

 

Mark speaking at TEDx Taipei in 2016

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THEMES:

° enrich your vocal resonance

° learn to sing overtones

° connect listening and sounding to the body

° connect body and sound to movement in new, interesting and fun ways

° dig deep into your very own creative impulses

° get personal feedback to discover what is unique about your resonance

° applications in meditation, therapy …

° … for yourself, for others

° understand and perceive the subtle sounds of resonance, timbre and overtones

 

TRADITION AND MODERNITY

The workshops is related to various old and new forms of singing and chanting

° contemporary / new / avantgarde music

° Tibetan Buddhist chanting

° Tuvan and Mongolian throat singing

° early and traditional polyphonic singing from Europe

learning from traditions where music is not commercial, not an enterprise, not a staged act, not an ‘artform’

 

 

MIND-SETTING / SOUND ECOLOGY

° break-through your habitual patterns of hearing and making sound

° explore expressions beyond words

° develop a new sound vocabularies

 

LISTENING

° hearing overtones in the colours and timbres of a voice

° listening meditations/concerts

° ‘ear cleaning’: make a new start listening to all sound instead of familiar patterns

 

RESONATING

° zooming into resonance by slowing down the movements of tongue, lips, jaw

° Tongue Rollercoaster: losening up the tongue to move freely

° get to know the basic techniques of overtone singing: NG (gong), RR (bird), LL (sygyt), vowel (ee-uu)

NEW BODY-MIND CONNECTIONS

° Ocean Exercise: unlearn the fixed patterns of the speech and music you know

° Singing while you lie down, walk, stand, sit, close your eyes

 

RESONANT ENCOUNTERS

° guided resonating with one or more voices

° giving feedback to each other’s voices

 

IS IT ART? THERAPY? SPIRITUAL EXERCISE?

° Exploring and discussing the many levels on which sound works

 

 

VOCAL STYLE

The main emphasis is on using / applying / hearing resonance with a relaxed, more occidental voice, and not on the pressed, guttural voices of throat singing, for example Tuvan khöömei. We will learn some pieces by Mark and also create our own pieces, improvisations, soundpaintings, sound choreographies, rituals, etc.

In addition we will use instruments such as singing bowls, bells, lutes and fiddles and you are encouraged to bring your own – the greater the resonant spectrum, the better!

KNOW THE THEORY

Your guide holds a PhD in the field of the voice, resonance, and overtone singing and has thirty years of experience doing performative and academic research. He has decades of experience introducing newcomers to the sometimes strange or difficult principles of sound. Even though those sounds govern our everyday communication, we are profoundly unaware how it works. After these four days you will be enriched with many new ideas about your own voice and those of others.

 

VIDEO LINK

Listen to Mark singing the first sixteen overtones:

Snippet of a throat singing workshop in Washington DC, 2002:

Taipei TEDx talk about listening and singing overtones:

FOR WHOM

No experience is necessary, all levels welcome.

We’ve had office workers, people with speech problems, poets, singing bowl players, linguists, sanyassins, professional singers, dancers, academics in previous R E S O N A N C E courses. Anyone who is curious about developing her or his voice potential, whether professional or amateur or non-singer, will benefit from these lessons.

DATES & TIMES

The course lasts four full days.

Start date and time: Saturday April 10, 9:30 AM

Finish: Tuesday April 13, 4 PM

PLACE

The Rainbow Mountain, Jianshi, Hsinchu

An isolated, quiet haven for concentrated sound work and contemplation deep in the mountains of Hsinchu. And yet easy to reach from Taipei.

Stunning landscape, spectacular floating clouds, great health food.

Stay in-house only in comfortable rooms in several separate chalets.

PRICES

Regular: 23.000 NT$

Early Bird: 10% off (20.700 NT$). Downpayment must be transmitted before 25/2

Bring a friend: 5% off (both 1.150 NT$ off). Can be combined with early bird. Both downpayments must be transmitted before 25/2.

Student/senior with ID card / poor struggling artist: 25% (cannot be combined with other discounts; )

Old students (RESONANCE, multiple Sound Journeys): check your email for extra discounts or ask us.

 

INCLUDED

– Tuition fee

– All meals (Saturday lunch diner up to and including Tuesday lunch)

(if you have special request please let us know)

– Insurance

– transport from Neiwan train station to Rainbow Mountain and back.

Not included:
Transport to Jianshi
Lodging. Lodging is on-site at The Rainbow Mountain, Jianshi, where you can stay all the time, the rooming options differ a bit and are handled separately.

 

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 25 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts. Full biography.

 

TEASER / CONCERT

https://www.fusica.nl/event/sound-out-resonance/

We have an event to present to you what previous students did and what you can expect at the RESONANCE retreat. Join us to listen, to start resonating and to ask questions!

Event: SOUND OUT! R E S O N A N C E

March 7, 2020, 2:30-5 PM

Place: Artalley Cafe

Weblink: Accupass (tickets)

 

REGISTER & INFO

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

 

REGISTRATION LINK

To register, fill in the google form (coming soon) and answer a few questions.

Your registration is confirmed once the downpayment (25% of total fee) is received. Book early to avoid disappointments.

 

PAYMENT

Payment upon registration by bank or Paypal.

Bank code: 822.

Name of bank: China Trust

Beneficiary: Mark Christiaan van Tongeren

Account number: 163540306745

Make sure to send an email after your payment with the last few digits of your bank account.

 

CANCELLATION

If for some reason you cannot join after registering and downpayment, 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.

 

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…

 

 

Late 2019 Hong Kong workshops cancelled

Due to all the uncertainties in Hong Kong, the Soundtherapy Hong Kong team decided it is not a good time to run my regular Hong Kong workshop Outer Voice – Inner Voice. So we cancel the workshop. Here is the original post with announcement and some photos from the workshops 2014-2018.

If you want to learn overtone singing with me but do not need a Chinese translation, then the workshops in Hong Kong may be something for you. Most workshops in Taiwan are with translation, which means we lose some time for interpretation. This November workshop in Hong Kong is the next opportunity to do an English-only workshop, other opportunities in Winter and Spring 2020 will be announced here soon.

(Link to Chinese version)

 

First workshop location in Hong Kong, 2014

I have had such fantastic experiences during the Hong Kong workshops over the past six years and would like to look back through some photos. The first workshop I did was during the Umbrella Revolution in 2014 – though the umbrellas you see in the first photo were not related to the protest. The previous visit (late 2018) was just days after a violent typhoon struck Hong Kong, locking people in their homes with the wind bashing on their windows and rains creeping in through the windowposts. On the beach (last photo) we found the remains of shops that were completely destroyed. In between you will find mostly happier moments shared with students and Jennifer and Jasmine. And at the bottom my ‘Courage!’ statement for the many friends in Hong Kong.

 

With Jasmine Hui of Soundtherapy Hong Kong at the workshop location, a comix and animation center.

 

The fantastic Soundtherapy Hong Kong team and me have revamped the annual Outer Voice ~ Inner Voice workshop to make it a bit more accessible and diverse. At the same time old students will find some new themes to progress further in their exploration of overtone singing and the endless possibilities of the colours of the human voice.

 

The general idea is for starters to come to Part One ~ Outer Voice (day one) and from there to continue with Part Two ~ Inner Voice (day two and three). Old students can directly come to Part Two ~ Inner Voice, if they wish. Within these two blocks there are still six  themes to chose from – or you can do them all.

 

PART I ~ OUTER VOICE

THE RESONATING BODY

DAY 1. SOUND IS MOVEMENT

Session 1. Breath, Prana & Movement

Breath is one process in the totality of prana / life force, and the one that drives our vocal sound too. We slowly build up our vocal practise from the breath and from movements. From relaxation we start a journey to learn new ways of sounding and moving. Familiar, everyday patterns become tools for transformation. Plenty of group chanting and toning, too.

Session 2.        Sounds and music to lose and find yourself

We continue our exploration by shaking up things a bit more. Going wild and extreme one moment, contemplating sound and self another. Focus and un-focus. By doing less than we normally do, we notice more. We return to a primary knowledge that sits at the centre of the body-mind-division: sonic phenomenology. Musical games/meditations/dances. Serious fun. Anything is possible, and nothing too!

 

Projecting vowels into the body

 

PART II. INNER VOICE

INTO THE HEART OF SOUND

 

DAY 2. THE HARMONIC UNIVERSE

Session 3. Cosmic Listening

After some energising Voice Yoga we dive into the subtler realms of vowels, resonance and overtones. You take your first steps in The Art of Listening 2.0. Break through your habitual patterns of sounding and hearing. Expand your awareness of voice physiology. Cosmic listening to overtone singing with the sruti box and hear your own harmonics. Getting back to the more vigorous shake-ups of the day before whenever needed.

Session 4. Your Voice, Your Resonance, Your life

Overtone singing is not easy and pursuing mere technique in itself can be a burden. Armed with new understandings and experiences of the hidden dimensions of the human voice, we ask ourselves where we want to go with it. How do you resonate? What makes your voice unique? Love it or hate it? Every voice and every path is different. Pushing our vocal limits, we collectively embrace failure. And return to soothing vibrant sonic meditations.

 

Holland Street

DAY 3. CREATIVE IMAGINATION as a SOURCE OF LIFE

Session 5. Mantras, Chants and Sound poems

In an age of media technologies we have silenced ourselves and forgotten our ancestors’ songs. Mantras are among the most ancient sound tools around and we can still learn from them. The repetitive vibrations of chants also awake slumbering resonances in our body-mind. Add to that 21st century Sound Poems flavored with overtones and we have a complete palette of tools to revive the lost sonic core of our selves.

Session 6. Paraphony

Paraphony means: there is no such thing as objective sounds. Sound is shaped by your ears, your awareness, your mood … always in flux. In our last session, we throw ourselves into the creative process of making music by and for ourselves and each other. The more we live by our creative impulses—be they noisy and chaotic or contemplative and balanced—the deeper we get to know ourselves and the world around is. Resonating together, we attune ourselves to ever subtler sounds of tones, overtones and elusive acoustic realms. Grasping these phenomena, we manifest our own voice, bring it out in its own unique glory.

 

PART I ~ Session 1 and 2:

Date: 22 Nov 2019 (Fri). Time: 10am – 1pm + 2:30pm – 5:30pm

PART II ~ Session 3 /4 and 5/6: 23-24 Nov 2019 (Sat – Sun), Time: 10am – 5:30pm
To register Session 3-6 (Part II), you’re required to register for either Session 1 or 2 first. Past students can directly register for Part II without taking Session 1 or 2.

Venue (All Sessions): Sound Therapy Hong Kong

For registration go to the Soundtherapy Hong Kong website here and on Facebook.

 

Awaken your potential:

  • –     >    to listen better
  • –     >    to hear and sing the natural overtones in your voice
  • –     >    to understand your inner drives better
  • –     >    to diversify your voice

After this 3 days workshop, you will go home with a renewed sense of self through a fresh look and ‘a fresh ear’ at your voice. You will have a fuller understanding of its complex vibratory mechanisms, and get many new ideas how these operate at the point where body and mind are merged in a greater whole.  You learn techniques to better hear the world around you and inside you. These tools help you to gradually increase your musical/sound awareness, to know what needs to be healed and how to do that.

For whom?

No previous musical or vocal experience is required. Just bring a healthy dosage of curiosity and willingness to explore. The starting point is your own path as a speaker, as a communicator, as a person who enjoys music. Or simply as a human being. This workshop is beneficial for musicians and artists, for healers and therapists, and for anyone looking for more direction, meaning and depth in their lives.

 

 

Improvising theatre director Ho Ying Fung and Wu Wentsui brought me to this fantastic streetperformance in January 2018

Courage, Hong Kong!

It is my sincere wish that Hong Kong remains as much as possible as it is now:

  • a relatively free space within the larger Chinese boundaries
  • a place where Cantonese people with a democratic inclination determine the political, economic, cultural course of their unique region
  • a peaceful and culturally diverse hotspot where people from around the world live and work together without an over-active state apparatus encroaching upon their lives

My prayers go out to my Hong Kong friends and everyone else suffering from the human violence and psychological pressure. I pray too for the perpretators because it is, in my point of view, them who need to find peace of mind more than anyone else.

 

After the violent typhoon of September 2018

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.”

 

 

 

6 Hong Kong workshops in January 2018

(Link to Chinese version)

 

In January I will be visiting the great team of Soundtherapy Hong Kong again to teach various workshops around the theme “hidden dimensions of the human voice.” There are 6 themes to chose from – or you can do them all:

Workshop 1: Breath, Prana & Movement

Workshop 2: Sound Journey, Ocean of Voices 

Workshop 3: Art of listening

Workshop 4: Polyphony of the body

Workshop 5&6 : Inner Voice & Outer Voice

 

All workshops are either morning (10 am – 1 pm) or afternoon (2:30-5:30 pm), in Causeway Bay / WanChai.

More details + registration on the Soundtherapy Hong Kong website here and on Facebook.

 

 

Hong Kong Vertical Horizon by RJL

Hong Kong image Vertical Horizon by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, who published the photobook Vertical Horizon.