Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women’s jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSo’ to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, Rhiannon has paved a unique path as an independent artist. In recent years she has continued to refine her improvisation work by performing in the a cappella trio WeBe3 with Joey Blake and David Worm, both 35-year members of Voicestra. Rhiannon has worked with renowned instrumentalists Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Otmaro Ruiz and Jetro Da Silva in an ensemble known as Spontaneous. Both groups have toured internationally, giving completely improvised performances.
Rhiannon’s new book about her life and teaching methods, Vocal River, The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation was published in 2013. The powerful body-based vocal improvisation and sound healing process that Rhiannon teaches internationally includes a year-long training called All The Way In. Rhiannon lives and works the rest of the year on her farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i, “cultivating the arts through farming”.
Events with Rhiannon
July 11, 2021
Hear your own song and learn new ones as you find your place in the world of music and invention. Co-create vocal magic in a safe, dynamic circle of singers, delving into the possibilities of spontaneous composition and the language of storytelling. Working alone, in pairs, and in ensemble, meld intuition and invention with skill and heart while strengthening your skills in melody, harmony, rhythm, vocal tone, texture, and technique. Find your unique and personal sound as you listen for songlines on the beautiful island of Cortes, and sing your way back to your authentic voice. Rhiannon’s lifetime expertise lies…