A Creative Listening, Mindful Movement and Performance Intensive.
Softday decamp to the Burren to host their annual one-day Acouscenic Listening Intensive. This intensive will focus on the study of listening, creative soundwalking and the mindful meditative practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. The intensive is intended to enhance participant’s perception of sound and silence, offering a unique approach for situated soundscapes, as well as offering movement/sound/and listening improvisations and strategies. These strategies are designed to enhance our skills in mindfulness, listening, and attuning to place, body and voice as instruments of creativity and well-being. Participants will practice techniques that help to release stress, and to quiet and nurture themselves through energy exercises and sonic meditations. There will be time and space for individual and group creativity, playfulness and improvised performance to emerge. The intensive is designed for participants to have the opportunity to be with oneself and to also have the support and camaraderie of the group. This workshop is open to all creative practitioners and members of the public who are interested in exploring Acouscenic Listening as a creative tool.
No previous experience of any of the disciplines involved required.
09.00 Registration/Tea & Coffee
09.45 Slow-walk Meditation, Qigong/Tai Chi based exercises
10.15 Preparation and discussion for the Creative Soundwalk
10:45 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 Creative Soundwalk and group mapping of the Soundwalk
13.00 Silent Lunch
13.30 Qigong/Tai Chi based exercises
13.45 Sonic meditations and group work and improvisations
14.30 Performing the Graphic score of the Soundwalk