Voice Playshop

  • Sep 6, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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A safe, informal group of vocalisers who enjoy sound, voice, rhythm and music to release stress, clear the mind and build community. It’s not a choir, but a playshop, with exercises, improvisations and songs blending into a rich mix of creative sound. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, energised and uplifted, with mind and body still and peaceful. It’s deep, and fun.

Open to all levels of experience - uncertain singers are especially welcome. It’s about participation in a group, rather than individual performance; you can remain anonymous until your confidence grows, while more experienced vocalisers can shine in a supportive group. I balance musical and vocal awareness and discipline with the freedom to discover and explore your own, unique expression.

In a typical session we will do:

- stretches, movement & breathing exercises to energise the body

- warm-ups to develop technique, creativity, flexibility & power.

- free improvisation, toning & sound meditations to express our feelings and bring the group together

- chants and music from different world traditions and cultures - deep, beautiful & entrancing.

- group harmony singing - popular songs from any genre or era: Jazz, Pop, Soul, Blues, Gospel, Spirituals, Folk, 50’s, 60’s,70’s. Positive songs which are energising, inspiring, fun, beautiful, happy or uplifting !

It’s an opportunity to learn about energy and creativity and getting into a flow of listening, responding, communicating and expressing different parts of yourself via spontaneous and meaningful musical interactions.

This playshop is about more than singing & voicework; it’s about using your voice as a tool for personal growth & creative self-expression. Each individual voice in a group of kindred spirits contributes to the whole sound community, creating a healing vocal workout for mind, body and spirit.

Doors open 7.15. Please arrive by 7.30 so that we can all begin together, on time. The warm-ups form a crucial part of the vocal journey. Thanks.

£10 in advance by Paypal (advance booking closes at 4pm on the day).
£13 on the door

RSVP'ing YES requires payment. Please read the refund policy.

You can also book by e-mail or text and pay on the door.

Limited places available.

Look forward to singing and sounding with you :)

Philip Milburn



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  • David B

    Sorry cant make 6/9/13 either. Shame it clashes with the next live music expressive dance I help organise.

    August 9, 2013

  • David B

    Sadly already committed to a sounding healing evening. Hope to see you soon.

    July 30, 2013

  • David B

    Lovely to meet you all on Friday
    For those interested in the dance I mentioned it is this Friday 2nd Aug.. At the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Rd, SE1 7AA at 8pm Cost £15 with wonderful live music by Takede, all my friends. Those unfamiliar with Ecstatic/ Trance dance, there are no right steps or ways of dancing, you can be exuberant (me) or quiet, engage or hold your own space. Key is connecting with and being true to yourself in the dance and in relating to others. There is no right way, 'proper dance' Playing & being willing to make mistakes and look foolish is how we learn and get better at being real to ourselves and with others. Like the workshop Actually I have come to find it rather fun to look and act foolishly. It would be lovely if any of you would like to come and join with us and BE together, BE foolish, BE playful Be loving and appreciative of ourselves and others. Hopefully BE joyful.

    July 30, 2013

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Additional notes: If you cancel 24 hrs+ in advance, I will refund in full. If you cancel on the day, before 4pm, I can transfer booking to another meetup. If you cancel after 4pm on the day, or if you don't cancel and don't show up - sorry, no refund and no transfer.

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