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“When Did We Stop Singing?”

Vocal Improvisation and Circle Singing as a metaphor and tool

for community building

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Deb Hensley

www.improvox.com

www.whendidwestopsinging.com

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When did you stop singing?

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Your Hopes

and Concerns

for today…

Welcome, Introductions, Hopes and Concerns around the circle 

Review: safety, confidentiality, permission to "pass," encouragement to try etc.

Vocal

ensembling

/improvisation as a metaphor and tool for building community:

(brainstorm parallels--

v

short discussion to set intention for

wkshop

)

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How often do you actually sing (individually or with others)? Do you feel free to sing in public...why or why not?Do you think singing a natural part of human expression? How do indigenous cultures use singing to build community? Why has Western culture largely stopped singing in community? Do you think singing is important to peace-building, sustainability and communities of all kinds?

Some Questions to Consider

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Do we live in a culture

bereft of

meaningful

“Social Capital?”

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Learned Fear of Singing…

A Western inventionRelentless assault of riff-raff or public “music”“Expertism” at the expense of accessibility to all

Performance verses community based singing

Over-dependence on recordings

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A Serious Silencing

…of a basic human need

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Indigenous Cultures Sing Freely

To establish contextTo celebrate the hunt (songfeasts)To connect and reconnectTo promote interdependence

To express place

To express identity

To indicate solidarity

To build social capital

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Indigenous Cultures incorporate singing seamlessly into community

African “Song of the Child”Singing as a response to socially aberrant behavior

T

Aborignal Songlines Medicine man asking “when did you stop singing?”

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OOHVISI

OriginalOpenHonestVoluntaryIntimateSpontaneousInnate

OOHVISI refers to singing that is accessible to anyone—alone or together

It goes beyond the formal constructs of choirs, glee clubs and performance venues

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What makes a community come alive?

OOHVISI singing models a way for communities to establish interdependence, connection and celebration, stronger rhythmic routines, emergent themes, and a defined identity

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Circle Singing & Vocal Improvisation are about saying…

YES

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Community

Interdependence

Connection

Celebration

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The NEW Community:

Design, Story, Orchestra, Empathy, Play, Meaning

-

A Whole New Mind

by Daniel Pink

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Big-pictureOut of the boxConnecting patternsPolyrhythmsThe Undervoice

Design

Big-picture

Out of the boxConnecting patternsPolyrhythmsAccessing the “Overvoice”

Big picture thinkingOut of the box thinkingConnecting patternsPolyrhythm OvervoiceUncervoice

Big-picture

Out of the box

Connecting patterns

Polyrhythms

The

Overvoice

The

Undervoice

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Story

the voice of another

the voice of the self

the voice of the common experience

the voice of narrative medicine

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Orchestra

steady beat

patterns

dy

nam

ics

melodic themes structure

interlocking parts

counter melodies repetition

variation

tempo meter

rhythm

pitch tone

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Empathy

Deep listening to the voice of another

Embracing silence

Compassionate and bold response

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Play

Voluntary

Spontaneous

Self-initiated

Simple or complex

Structured toward freedom

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MEANING

IntentionExpressionContextualDirectionComprehensionEmotionMemoryRelational

“The secret of life is to discover your song and the meaning of life is to sing it.”

-

Annonymous

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Warming up the speaking, singing and body voice

"Dig a Duck”Speaking: Your Story/Our Story --two word story around circle, get it going until it feels like one story1/12/1/1232/1/123432/1 etc..Call and response tones/scale patterns/namesCircle-Song (voicestra)Round: When You Were BornLong Tones--unison then harmonics and back to unison

Write your name with a

lazer

beam

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The Overvoice

Rhythm and Polyrhythm

Ah

mah

eee

boo oh

ee

aayeee

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Hearing the Melodic and Rhythmic "Overvoice" Ahm ah ee boo” rolling round— from Ysay Barnwell of Sweet Honey and the Rock) Whole group sings together, then ask for volunteers to sing as a smaller group. Listen deeply to the many melodies created within this one song when many people sing it together. Debrief discussion around these concepts: What did this teach us about community building--collective endeavor, unforeseen ideas that come forward in community, deep listening, attention, holding individual part vital, hearing the "overvoice" etc.

OF MELODY…

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Improvisational Forms

And what they teach us about community

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VOICESTRA

Emerges in the moment

A Spontaneous Circle Song

Can have words or no words

Simple or very complex

Start by banishing your brain from the circle!

JUST VOICE IT….

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Group Home-

-

2 or 3 people choose a rhythmic or melodic riff together, then the next three etc--can be harmonies or interlocking parts. Invite volunteers to improvise (2 at a time)

Individual Home

--(ask for 5-7 volunteers...each person creates and holds their own part. One improviser sings in center of circle and ends piece)

Sound Wave—leader introduces a vocal pattern and passes it on…then starts another pattern once that is established down the line….as in vocal “telephone” game

Debrief: how do these vocal experiences relate to community.

What did you have to do individually and collectively to make them work?  

What was difficult/scary/fun/interesting/unifying etc...

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…of rhythm

Clapping and Object Rhythms

One, one two one…Clapping meters, body rhythms Cup game

Body Rhythms

Body Body Body

Sylvie with Body Rhythm

Aie

Aye Mo Chi

Noomba

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Quodlibits: Swing Low/When the Saints/Coming Round the Mt.When I breathe in I breath in peace…Deliver meI will believe the Truth about myself...The Tarantulas are on the RoadAie Aye Mo Che NoombaLay Down my Sword and Shield (ask for input)Can't imagine life without...Choo can get to feeling happy,What to do if you can't get Pizza...what to do when it rains...

Some Simple

SONGS

that build community…

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Get on Board

Choo

can get to

feelin

’ happy you can get to feeling good,

choo

can do most anything that

choo

thought

choo

could…

Get on board, get on track. Get to where you’re

goin

’ and don’t look back…

Choo

take a ride,

choo

take a ride,

choo

let it go…step aside…

Get on board….Get on track….Get on board….Get on track…

-Terri

Garthwate

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Breathe in Peace

When I breathe in, I breathe in peace,

when I breathe out, I breath out love

Breathe out….breathe in… breathe out…breathe in….

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Rolling Round

I will believe the Truth about myself…No matter how beautiful it is

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When you were born…

When you were born you cried, and the world rejoiced,

Live your life so that when you die

The world cries and you rejoice

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Spontaneous Circle Singing

Voicestras

Invite people who are inclined, to try setting up their own

voicestra

and improvise with it

Closure: 

Keep Breathing  (As the chorus of this continues invite participants to consider a time in their life when…..and share this aloud when ready)

Long tones and goodbye....

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Voice is inherent in each of us, everyone has a VOICE. May not ultimately be about physical singing, but YOUR VOICE is vital to the community, both as a support and a melody in itself. Pay attention to it and use it.Identify where your VOICE lives (what is your primary means of expression?)Thank you for considering the primal, ancestral nature of music here today and its implications for community building

THE SPONTANEOUS VOICE

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A bird doesn’t sing

because it has an answer.

It sings because it has a song

.”

--Maya Angelou

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Deb Hensley

www.improvox.com

www.whendidwestopsinging.com


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