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Voices of Nature: Listen, Explore, Join in

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May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Participants will listen to surrounding natural sounds in different locations around the Sitka campus and transform them into words, drawings and movement through games. We will use pieces of paper to note down impressions, which will become starting points to create group improvisations, exploring body percussion sounds and the voice. We will approach the creation of sound as we approach listening to wild places, with the care used while exploring sounds outdoors. Finally, we will experience conducting a group, and singing-sounding a song together, either taught by the instructor or created collectively, that will be recorded for participants to keep. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

About the Instructor(s)

Altea Narici writes songs inspired by wildlife and ecology and shares them on her travels. She has lead workshops on music and sound in several schools, cultural and community centers in Europe and the US, often as an Ambassador of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. She roots her workshops in the natural world, proposing a receptive environment to explore sound together in a transformative and fun way.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Scrap paper pieces

• Favorite colors of the following (pencils, felt pens, pastels...something easy to carry around and use for fast scribbles)

• Small notebook/hard surface object to easily carry outdoors in one's pocket and write/draw on

• Comfy, outdoorsy clothes and good walking/trekking shoes- possibility for getting muddy and wet while walking to the river and in the forest.

• A pillow/blanket and a change of socks for when we all reunite indoors!

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Additional colors of drawing implements and paper for the forgetful

• High quality recording hardware to record the final performance

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