Creating Music Together – Seven Days of Silence, Listening, Singing, Composing

Date: January 4, 2018

Creating Music Together
Seven days of silence, listening, singing, and composing
January 3-10, 2018
St. Mary’s Retreat House
Oxford, Michigan (near Detroit)

Join artists, actors, designers, programmers, accountants, and musicians for seven days of silence, listening, writing music, and singing each other’s inspirations in private performances. No prior training necessary.

I’ll be assisting in facilitating the retreat alongside Tony Geballe, Dev Ray, Frank Sheldon, and Craig Shepard. Each of them draws from experience teaching Alexander Technique, participating in and organizing Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle Courses, and creating as part of groups in Wandelweiser, and the theater group La Compagnia de’ Colombari.

Fee: $850 includes all meals and a single room with shared bathroom.

We believe that everyone has the capacity to hear new music and bring it into this world. Through working in groups, each of us gains support and experience listening to internal inspiration, and communicating that inspiration to others. Experienced musicians challenge their own internal critics, and gain tools to work through creative blocks. Beginning musicians gain support and basic tools to write and share their own music.
UPDATE: we’ve received the minimum number of applications; this is definitely happening. We can still accept a few more participants.

“This introspective yet social workshop helped me explore the power of individuals’ intuitions of what to create and how to proceed as a driver of creativity and collaboration.” – Jonathan Marmor, Engineering Manager, Spotify

“I found the workshop to be low key but marvelously effective. Craig was successful in moving the group composition process forward without imposing any particular restrictions or directions upon it. Instead, he made it easy for the group members to bounce ideas off of each other, all the while emphasizing thoughfulness, coherence and imagination.” George Brandon, Ph.D., ISMP composer and integrative sound and music practitioner.

Posted on November 21, 2017 by erin

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