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Facilitator: Briony Greenhill
This course is a great introduction to Collaborative Vocal Improvisation. Collaborative Vocal Improvisation is the art of making spontaneously co-composed vocal music with others. As a form, it’s rising in popularity in the UK and around the world. It requires participants to be in the moment. It’s liberating, challenging and feels brilliant. Collaborative Vocal Improvisation is a good next step for keen singers.
Event time: Fri 24th Nov 2023 at 4:00pm - Sun 26th Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
The Resonant Body method that Briony uses will help you connect to a sound that is truly yours. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover your own vocal style and creatively apply your abilities with rhythm, harmony and melody. This work will be done in a playful and fun setting.
This weekend encourages you to really live in the moment, with yourself and the company of others. You will learn techniques to aid relaxation and to feel presence in the moment. Through working with others you will deepen your listening skills and refresh your spiritual connection with music. Connection with nature will also be present.
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Please bring materials for floor work - yoga mat and blanket. Wear comfortable clothes you can move well in, and layers.
It’s best to avoid alcohol the nights before we work together.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments but exclude B&B.
Briony teaches vocal musicianship from beginner to advanced levels, while also honouring the spiritual, ritual and therapeutic application of CVI. She is a qualified SomaSource Leader; a “psycho-spiritual educator, artist, activist and healer who has an integrated understanding of how to creatively work in developmentally attuned ways with diverse people throughout life’s cycles.”
Briony is in the lineage of American master improvisers Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Joey Blake and others, and holds the transformational aspects of the art form with skill and care.
Briony is a performing, recording artist, and her recent album Crossing the Ocean has been featured in The Guardian, Woman’s Hour and Mojo.Visit Tutor's Website
"Working with Briony has been such a gift for me. Her expertise in the field of voice work is inspirational and I have felt so supported by her generosity, strength and tenderness. As someone who also works with the voice, I have felt so ignited by her guidance and knowledge.”
“I’m discovering a reservoir of power through this work, one which I suspected was there but I hadn’t actually felt or experienced coming through in the way that it is, both in my 'sung' voice and in my day to day vocal expression. It’s very much like something has been stirred and invigorated and given some channel to start moving in the world, and this is really really really exciting, and really beautiful. I’m just absolutely delighted by it.”
“CVI has literally changed my life. The structures, the skills, the tools I have learned have opened up my musical and my daily life. I have been able to finally experience and be part of nourishing, exciting musical collaborations! My song writing, my teaching, my performing is transformed by my willingness to stand in the void and let music move through me.”