SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Long Tome Choir & Ritual 1

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00pm to 10pm

Subterranean Arthouse Collective
2179 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, California 94704

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In one of the darkest days of the year, we invite you to close your eyes and open your ears in an evening of immersive sonic experience with the Long Tone Choir and thicket ensemble. The Long Tone Choir will steep you in a variety of mesmerizing vocal soundscapes, some of which will include audience participation. thicket ensemble’s RITUAL 1 will bathe you in water-inspired sound from the inner ear out.

RITUAL 1: thicket ensemble – is Tim Kim, Mateo Lugo (Totonoko) and Suki O’Kane. They convened with Katherine McDonald for the first time in early 2015 to accompany the movement performance of Mari Osanai with Dana Iova-Koga and Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat). Combining voice and acoustic strings with processed water and found objects through empathic listening, they later joined inkBoat’s 95 RITUALS (for Anna Halprin): the artistic collective that developed and performed a monumental set of works informed by Anna through July of this year.

“Ritual is another word that needs a new definition… Ritual, as I use the term, refers to an artistic process by which people gather and unify themselves in order to confront the challenges of their existence.” (Anna Halprin)

The Long Tone Choir is a movement in several variations, based on the principles of listening, breathing, mindfulness, and sounding. Its methods train the ear and build the voice and breath capacity of seasoned musicians and non-musicians alike, dissolve musical blockages, calm and focus the mind, transform the experience of time, and build a sense of community. The Long Tone Choir is essentially a growing body of composition-meditations that are easy to learn, yet result in complex, organic evolutions of sound-art. The Long Tone Choir is gently facilitated by Rae Diamond.

Cost: Donations

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