Spoken Song: Discover Your Musical Mind
With Chloë Goodchild and Rebecca Nash
August 7 - 12, 2020
With her storied career in utilizing soundscapes to uplift and empower, Chloë Goodchild returns to Hollyhock alongside her daughter and jazz pianist, Rebecca Nash. Fresh off the release of their joint album, Deep Listening: Spoken Song Series Volume 1, they will be presenting a unique experience focussed on the art of ‘spoken-song making’.
The Spoken Song technique was incepted when Chloë went on tour with acclaimed Rumi translator and poet, Coleman Barks. This informed the album between Chloë and Rebecca, in which they explore the spoken song modality further through the use of vocal and piano-based sounds.
Spoken Song: Discover your Musical Mind will develop your creative vocal expression through an exploration of the musical mind, focussing on the transformative shift you can make from the “busy, stressed” everyday emotional moods into a deeper layer of self-compassion and introspection.
This five-day journey will integrate Chloe’s sound awareness skills set to the backdrop of Rebecca’s inspiring improvised piano. Some of the skills that will be taught include:
- meditative energy movement
- body-centred singing maps
- the Seven Sounds of Love
- core breath-work
- vocal warm-ups
- songs inspired by musical modes (musical scales)
Silence is a core element on this course, establishing a deep non-judgemental ‘listening field’, enabling professional and amateur music-makers alike to collaborate and discover the art of presence within their spoken and sung voice. You will leave the course with a direct experience of your voice as a metaphor for conscious creative expression.
For amateurs and professionals alike.
Chloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovative educator and acclaimed recording artist. She is the founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its UK Charitable Foundation (2004), and author of “The Naked Voice, Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound” (North Atlantic Books) dedicated to the transforming practice of self-awareness and conscious communication skills, through spoken and sung voice. Chloe is also a Sounds True Author and Teacher on the Faculty of the Shift Network. Deafness in childhood catalyzed Chloë’s discovery of inner sound and silence. This deep encounter with her authentic self inspired a lifetime of experiential research into the voice as one of humanity’s most untapped…
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Rebecca Nash is a contemporary jazz pianist and a bright light amongst the jazz musicians of her generation in the UK. Active as a performer, composer and educator, Rebecca leads her own band, ATLAS, as well as collaborating with various other artists including the awards winning singer-songwriter Sara Colman, Beats and Pieces trumpeter Nick Walters, and saxophonist Dee Byrne. ATLAS have recently released their debut album Peaceful King on Whirlwind Records which has received much critical acclaim and airplay, including a recent broadcast for BBC Radio 3. Nash, and her superb band are at the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music.…
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