What we're about
CHANT OUT is vibrational medicine for the soul! This group introduces us to the power, wisdom and resonance of our voice using powerful chants and mantras that can enable us to relax our minds and connect us more deeply with our hearts. As we open more fully to our own vibration and bask in the group dynamic we can bring about positive change in our lives; feel more empowered; at peace; creative;realise our potential; release blocked emotions and patterns, and live a more joyful existence.
This a group for those wishing to explore chants from different traditions (Sanskrit, Jewish, Sufi, Native American, Hawaiian, African, Buddhist and English) to unlock our true voice. Gavin will guide you through chants and mantras, some call and response (Kirtan) and some all together. Chanting sacred sounds and mantras has the potential to connect us to something much bigger than ourselves and can enable us to express who we truly are.
GAVIN FRANK is a singer, voice facilitator, Kirtan leader, musician, recording artist and composer. He has been involved in music since he was 10 years old and went on to sing in the church choir as a boy. After completing a Classical Music Degree in 1990, (where he studied Free Composition), Gavin travelled around the world exploring festivals, different communities, arts projects, busking and street performance. After a period of integration of these experiences he began training with Chloe Goodchild in 1999, completing The Naked Voice Training, Facilitator training and eventually becoming a NV Introductory teacher. He has been empowering people from all walks of life to find, embody and express the fullness of their own voice for the last 15 years. Gavin also leads Kirtan in London at The Light Yoga Space, sometimes TriYoga as well as facilitating chanting evenings, day/weekend voice workshops, individual voice sessions and various themed workshops including the elements, the modes and also working with 5 rhythms teachers.
Other projects include singing in care homes with the elderly, playing for 5 rhythms dance retreats in France, Morocco and Switzerland. Writing songs for a children's book and offering voice work to adults in order to support the children. Harmonium skillsharing/Musicianship workshops for Facilitators. Voicework with drama students to support their vocal confidence and delivery. He is committed to expanding his work universally and hopes to travel more extensively through his music and voice facilitation.Gavin recently moved to London and is developing his work more extensively in the south east. He has also offered Music Therapy in One 40 Worthing working with those recovering from addiction.
He also performs and records in the duo Madrum and they have produced 2 CD's Marrakech and Soma and they recently wrote a piece for a short film. They are currently recording a number of songs for download. Gavin is in the process of learning recording and some projects in the pipeline are a chant CD as well as more original songs and improvisations.
He also plays several instruments including Indian harmonium, piano, guitar, drum and oboe.
Although Gavin is based in the UK, he is very open to working in different areas of UK/Europe/The World so if you would like to organise a workshop for him do get in touch.
www.gavinfrank.net (http://www.listentothevoice.co.uk/) - www.madrum.com (http://www.madrum.com/)
Gavin has 17 years experience working with voice and creates a supportive, empowering space to explore your sound. This group is open to singers and non-singers alike.
"The chanting was grounding but at the same time made my heart sing- I give thanks often to the path that led me to your door. I would have never been able to sing or dance my heart without your gentle tuition."
Kay Scott - Therapist
"I have been working on and off with Gavin for nearly 10 years and have attended several weekly groups, joined him for chanting at the solstice and equinox and more recently I have been having some one to one sessions with him. I find the use of the voice, in the way that Gavin teaches, to be very transformative and empowering as well as enjoyable. Through chanting, singing the Indian scale with accompanying mudras and through naked voice, I have been exploring my voice; seeing what it can and cannot do, finding out where there are blocks and seeing what it reveals about myself. Throughout the process Gavin is an important supportive witness; being very present, listening sensitively and following with the harmonium and drums, creating a safe environment for me to go on my voice journey and to connect with my heart. It is profound, deep work, which is often emotional, cathartic and also very joyous. Just do it!"