10toMay19:00 to 17:00
› The Musical Body Weekend + InstrumentsLocation: Sydney rd 3058 , Coburg North - Open in Google Maps -
The Musical Body Weekend Workshop
with a kernel of Instrumental Improvisation gold
“An empowered rich experience that alters your world for the better. Knowing and working with Charlotte has allowed me to grow and deepen my personal connection with not just my music but myself as a human...The Musical Body gets your creative juices flowing." Caitlin Brown
In the spirit of play and co-creation I invite you to join us in a nourishing and delectable weekend connecting to the spaces between life and music and cultivating vitality through improvised singing, and with the introduction of INSTRUMENTS other than the voice on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
A weekend for anyone who wants to explore their capacity to meet with any instrument and improvise with it in relationship with their voice- with sensitivity, meaning, listening, connection, intimacy, richness and musicality- no matter their level of experience or if they've even seen or heard of that instrument before!
~~WHEN & COST~~
Friday night 7-9pm (all welcome) $35
Saturday 10-4.30pm $150
Sunday 10-5pm $150
The whole weekend early-bird is $260 if paid before 20th of April
$280 if paid after 20th of April
Over the two and a half days, we will play and investigate the connections between body, voice, breath, sound, silence, stillness, movement, text, music, life, space, place, people, imagination and improvisation. The camp will be a safe space with a responsive relationship to structure and change to allow everyone who attends to follow their unique interest and nourish their life, music, life-music and musical-life. Through The Musical Body process, we will develop ease, awareness, spontaneity, musicality, artistry and curiosity.
-Explore body-voice-breath connections
-Move, play, co-create, feel, express, listen and respond
-Develop musicality and listening
-Connect to place, yourself and others
-Take home tools for connection, self-care, singing, vocal play, creative music making, artistic and songwriting practices
-Connect to and cultivate vitality, curiosity, joy and pleasure in body-voice-singing-playing-music making
-Nourishment and ease in your body, voice, relationships and life.
-Communication, play and reflection processes that build your artistic capacity and flow
~Ask and explore questions around how we improvise with responsiveness and musicality in relationship to body, breath, silence, sound, voice and INSTRUMENTS.
Anyone who yearns for more space, listening and intimacy in the music they create in 'jams'. Anyone who wants to jam, but doesn't think they have the skills on an instrument to do that.
You might be curious about your body-voice-music, you might have doubts/or a strong belief about whether or not you are a singer or creative person. You may sing only in the shower and fear you are tone-deaf or be convinced you can't sing. You might be a professional musician interested to develop, discover and connect with wonder, flow, play and creativity or to improve on particular skills in song-writing, musicality, performance and/or voice. And/or you may be a therapist, teacher, carer, parent, free spirit, explorer or person interested to explore your creative body-voice. You may be a classical musician who would like tools for improvisation with your voice or instrument.
“An empowered rich experience that alters your world for the better. Knowing and working with Charlotte has allowed me to grow and deepen my personal connection with not just my music but myself as a human...[gets] your creative juices flowing." Caitlin Brown
“Charlotte’s work is essential for the beginner through to the professional musician…..it has equipped me with tools around presence, belief and healing through my music” Liana Pearl
“Delightfully fun, deeply touching and highly recommended” Bec Apost, 2016
“I have witnessed Charlotte create with everyone from babies to wise folk and everything in between… age is no barrier – everyone has a voice… An empowered rich experience that alters your world for the better. “ Caitlin Brown
Check out video of The Musical Body on Youtube