workshops to share experimental voice work
What is it?
We invite you to join us in an opportunity to sing outside of the box. We offer you sublime harmonic
experiences, vocal experiments and no-strings-attached on-the-spot song-making all wrapped up in our usual
warm circle. You'll leave the workshop feeling well-fed with reverberating sound-food.
What to expect
You can expect more chanting and fewer long songs; no word sheets but a little more group improvisation;
extended periods of singing the same phrases yet even more encouragement to try out new ones too.
We want to you to be able to immerse yourself in the whole group experience without being distracted by
complicated lyrics or melodies.
Circle Singing is a type of group improvisation where no one individual is ever put on the spot to 'invent'
a part. The leader stands in the middle of the circle and provides small groups, one at a time, with
parts to sing. The song gradually builds up around the circle creating harmonies and rhythms entirely
owned by the group. Each song is unique and each circle builds a new sound-world.
Access & Preparation
You don't need to bring anything with you except a willingness to be generous with your time and with your
voice. Leave you preconceptions at the door and arrive to share in a peaceful yet energizing two and
a half hour workshop.
Wear loose comfortable clothing so that you can use the space to your advantage. Sitting or lying on
the floor may be the best way to enjoy a particular piece of music. You may want to bring a blanket
or a cushion to get really relaxed.
See our Calendar
page for details of forthcoming workshops.