Sound and Vibration

An in-depth workshop with Pedro de Alcantara and guest teacher Frank Kane

Explore your identity as a maker and receiver of sounds.  Experience the pleasures of sonic vibration.

Expand your awareness of sound, in yourself and in the world around you.

Please email me for more information or to register.

When: Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018. From 2 to 7 PM, with a tea break. Bonus: on Monday, December 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM: optional Practice Lab. At no extra fee, come play with your new creative tools in the company of your new friends!

Where? Studio Bleu, 7/9 rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris. Métros Château d'eau (line 4) or Strasbourg-Saint Denis (lines 4, 8 and 9). The Studio Bleu is on the first floor of the building sandwiched between the Franprix supermarket and the New Morning jazz club.

For Whom: Anyone interested in skills of observation, creativity, mindfulness, and adaptability. Limited to 12 participants. Past participants have included artists, musicians, singers, writers, health professionals, public speakers, and creative individuals. No previous experience needed.

How Much: Each day costs €150. Take both days and receive a discount: €250 instead of €300. Payment ensures your registration. Cancellations are cost-free up to December 1st, when payments become non-refundable unless someone else takes your place. Please email me for more information or to register.


Saturday, December 8

1. Listen & Feel. To live is to make sounds, perceive sounds, give and receive sounds. Your health and happiness are dependent on how you dwell in the world of sound. Which sounds do you pay attention to, which ones do you ignore? Which sounds do you perceive as caressing, which as aggressive? In this segment we’ll study several exercises to expand the awareness of sound and the relationship between sound, identity, coordination, and good health.

2. Sound healing. The soothing voice of a dear friend, a child's laughter, a special song, and many other sounds in your life have the power to lift your spirits, change your mood, and help you be well. In this segment we'll practice the art of using sounds and vibrations to feel good in body and mind.

Sunday, December 9

3. To Communicate is to Vibrate. A special segment taught by Frank Kane. Drawing on 30 years of experience studying, singing, and teaching the complex vocal polyphony of the Republic of Georgia, Frank has distilled elements of Georgian vocal technique and transformed them as tools for interpersonal cohesion. He'll show us how vibration is a vital component of human communication and group interaction, in singing as well as in other aspects of our lives.