CircleSinging can be described lots of ways: vocal improvisation, vocal “jamming”, add-a-part/change-a-part, vocal orchestra, “voicestra”, a “drum circle” for singers, or just plain “make it up” singing. It’s done all over the world in countless different ways and it dates back to the earliest forms of human singing. It is a “mistake-free” zone, for all levels of singers. The circlesong leader creates parts on the spot, and leads groups in fun, poly-rhythmic, resonant, and harmonic wordless song which can move, amuse, inspire, and strengthen community. Circlesong leader Barbara Ford has studied with Bobby McFerrin, Seattle’s Rebekka Goldsmith, and others to learn how to facilitate this joyful singing experience.
Join in to share your voice with others in a led improvisational hourlong circlesinging experience! Created by singer Bobby McFerrin, circlesinging is a wonderful way to come together in community to share our voices, learn more about rhythm, harmony, and improvisation. We’ll start with fun warmups and vocal games, then connect our voices in 2, 3, 4, or more parts to create resonance and connection. A donation of $5-$10 is requested, no one turned away.
Where: Regents Center- 3185 Northeast Regents Drive, Portland, OR
When: February 5, 2013, 7 pm
Cost: $5-$10 donation requested, no one turned away