June CircleSing!

This is a past event

15 people went

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Ripley-Grier Studios

305 West 38th Street · New York, NY

How to find us

38th Street, slightly west of 8th Ave.

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Details

There are many ways that people have tried to describe this wonderful thing that we call CircleSinging (spontaneous choral music, drum circle for singers...) While there are no words that can truly convey what it's like to experience CircleSinging, here's what WeBe3 (Rhiannon, David Worm & Joey Blake) have to say about it:

"This bold experiment in music making is a participatory ritual, allowing a sharing of culture through the medium of music, the voice in all its forms and colors. Singers gather in a circle with a conductor in the center. Intention is declared. Four improvised patterned parts are given to the Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass sections. These patterns are changed and shifted by the conductor so that the singing continues for long stretches, creating a rich, deep and joyful experience. This form calls forth a wonderfully primal connectedness among the singers, strengthening relationships and developing leadership. Singers are invited to solo over this hearty vocal orchestra which requires both courage and musical focus. Working this way stretches both individual and ensemble capability. Because we sing in an invented language in this form, it is accessible across borders and cultures, making it possible to create this musical magic anywhere on the planet."

*** Bringing water to drink is recommended.

Admission is $15 - $30 sliding scale. Please be generous to the extent you can afford. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.) For more information, please contact Ben at[masked]