Conscious Vibrations – polyphonic traditional songs from Georgia
workshop with Frank Kane
28 February – 1 March 2020, Wrocław, Poland
Open to All with an interest in developing the potential of their voice. Prior experience in the Georgian Singing Tradition not a requirement!
28th February 2020, Friday: 19:00 – 21:30
29th Ferbuary 2020, Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
1st March 2020, Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
place: Klub Pod Kolumnami Wrocław, Poland
finances: 380 zł/90 EUR promo till 1/07/2019 ; 420zł/100EUR standard
language: English (no translation)
registration: Olga email@example.com “Conscious Vibrations Wroclove”
Frank Kane is a master teacher of voice. He has studied Georgian polyphonic song, music & culture as well as energetic resonance and body-mind disciplines. Frank has developed a distinctive approach using ancient Georgian chants as a medium of vocal expression and path of self-discovery and exploration; transforming the patterns that constrict the voice and leading us beyond the familiar.
Here is how he describes his work:
Frank Kane – Voice in Vibration
I have been studying, singing and teaching Georgian songs for the past 32 years. I am as enchanted with the repertoire as much now as when I discovered it, but my teaching work has taken a new direction over the past 14 years.
Inspired by the “implicit technique” used by Georgian singers, i.e. the way they sing without really being able to teach it or present it as something detached from their songs, I have been teaching people how to get closer to the energy and manner of singing that we hear in Georgian songs.
As my work progressed, I realized that the underlying principles were not particularly Georgian, but rather universal, accessible to all people who choose to pursue this direction.
First and foremost, this involves awareness of how the body does and can resonate in the process of speaking and singing, and appreciating that this adds a significant dimension to our experience as singers and what is perceived by listeners. It is not really an exaggeration to say that parts of our body can and do have their own “voices.”
My workshops usually involve exercises with vibration and learning (up to) three Georgian songs which then serve as a “laboratory” for individual and group vocal exercises and experiments to see how the principle of vibration can be experienced and how it can enhance group singing.
The goal is not to try to sound like Georgians, individually or as a group, but rather to lead each person to a broader appreciation of their own vocal resources, and to understand that the tools inspired from Georgian singing can be applied by everyone to make solo and group singing richer and more satisfying.
These principles are compatible with any style of singing and will be especially useful to people and groups learning and singing a cappella and oral tradition polyphony.
registration – Olga firstname.lastname@example.org “Conscious Vibrations Wroclove”
let’s vibrate together ♥