Saturday Mar 14, from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.
At Exchange Theatre, 46 Oxford Dr, London SE1 2FB (map) .
12 participants max.
Fee for 2 hours when booked online: £12.50 - Pay at the door (cash only): £15
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Join us on a magical journey combining singing and improvisation from the comforting and meditative to the unusual and outlandish in an open singing circle where no overlord will tell you what to sing.
This event is open to all levels. There will be room for failure and we will welcome all forms of expressions, textures and abilities.
We will warm-up our voice and body using impro games and exercises inspired by imprology and musical exercises exploring pulse, pitch and rhythm. We will practice listening in an intuitive and easily understood way.
Then we will have a sing-song proper based on circle singing, where we will use multiple repeated layers as a springboard for improvising in a group context; musical landscapes outside the structure of regular time and pulse, sticking with a particular theme and seeing what arises from there, be it a treehouse in the sequoias, a sailboat in a vast expanse of ocean, an intimate after-dinner conversation with close friends...the possibilities are endless.
Then we will cool-down and gradually return to our regular life with hopefully a bit more spring in our steps and voices.
What will you get from the session?
- Learning about the voice and body in an engaging and non-judgemental way;
- Connection, playfulness, listening. The keys to improvising with others effectively;
- Musical skills such as a shared pulse and tempo, rhythmic vocabulary, tuning, ear training, scales, chords, etc.
- The calibration between personal impulse and what the song and the group need at any particular moment. When to inject something out of the blue and when to be silent and simply observe.
Sai is a musician and improviser. He started piano 18 years ago and added other musical skills since, such as singing, guitar playing, and songwriting. His association with Imprology began in 2012 which led to performances in Zootrophic and Love Explosion.
With improvised singing, he has been in and around Circle bluSinging London, Voice DNA, The Embodied Voice, Guillermo Rozenthuler and London Open Choir, in addition to his own sessions. He has also performed as a pianist with Ziad Kay and bass voice in Alle Choir London.