Playing The Voice

Vocal Workshop
Voice Workshop OK
SAT. | 2 NOVEMBER | 2pm
Explore the meditative and therapeutic use of your voice

We are all accustomed to the human voice, mainly for its communicational role, and we often don’t consider its potential effect on our consciousness and deeper human experience.
Voice has been traditionally used for centuries as a tool for exploring reality and the mind, in spiritual ceremonies, private practices, and in artistic contexts. With a mindful use of the voice, through the means of repetition (mantras) and special vocal techniques (such as overtone singing and Tibetan chants), trancelike, meditative and deep listening states can be achieved.

During this workshop collective activities are going to immerse the participants into a deep exploration of the potential of the most accessible, portable and primal instrument we have been gifted with: our voice.
The method of this workshop is accessible also to those who encounter difficulties in liberating the voice beyond its speaking function.

Voice Workshop Amsterdam

A series of group activities (including body, mind and vocal works) will gently immerse the participants into a deep exploration of the potential of the voice and its effects. Theoretical insights will aid in the consolidation of the participants' own vocal exploration. Ideas and observations will be addressed further in between activities.
This workshop provides a safe and relaxed environment where the voice can be liberated and explored through insights about alternative singing, breathing techniques, mantras and creative uses of the voices through a series of practical activities and theoretical discussions.
Benefits: mindfulness, body/soul balance, improvement of vocal performance (speaking/singing), learning how to sing/speak from the heart, relaxation, clarity of mind/vision, connection with the higher-Self, experiencing collective and individual unity in harmony.

Vocal Workshop Amsterdam

Stefano Sgarbi

Stefano studied electroacoustic composition at the Institute of Sonology (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague) in a rather prolific and inspiring artistic environment. As a sound therapist he has been developing Playing The Voice: a therapeutic and meditative method for a guided and mindful use of the voice and the body. This interest is rooted in a personal journey of discoveries and studies of spiritual practices, particularly alternative singing techniques (e.g. overtone/throat singing), didjeridoo, yoga and tai-chi. This ongoing research, besides being his personal daily practice, has been presented in lectures and workshops in festivals
(such as MoDem, Summer Never Ends, Shankra, Zna, Psy-Fi, Wonderland, Forest Star and many more) and communities around Europe; Playing The Voice has been also a weekly class hosted by the meditation/yoga center Vleugels in The Hague.
Additionally to his personal music projects (Sun Anga, ImU and Bistecchiño), he collaborates with variegated international musicians and performers; as Sun Anga he joins Electrik Dream Records in 2018 and he is an enthusiastic member of the collective Gaia Psybient Music.

The workshop will last about 2.5 hours and there will be tea and snacks with Stefano at the end to answer any questions that you may have or just to get to know each other a bit better. It will cost €30 and space is limited so please sign in below.

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