[Register NOW] Sound Journey: Cycles and Rhythms By Mark van Tongeren (5-7 April)


Three days to explore Time through exciting rhythms, solemn melodies and ritualistic cycles.
Three days to reveal the secrets that Time plays with us in our daily lives.

In our daily lives we are constantly immersed in cycles and rhythms. Some are natural, some cultural, some personal. Think of the seasons and our biological clock; our annual festivities and celebrations, our workweek; the times we get up, we sleep, we relax with friends or family.

No one seems to escape from frequent feelings of being hurried, being late, being busy. Time seems to be either running after us, or we are running to catch up with Time. Music, meditation, hobbies and ‘spare time’ in general are moments to catch our breath and to not feel the pressure of The Clock.

However, a music is not just for distraction, fun or entertainment, but a music that is charged with deeper meaning, understanding, and deeper transformative elements. In this course, we will explore answers in and through music.



【Syllabus】

Music happens to be a powerful messenger of a deeper sense of time. It unlocks secrets of time – and then again it makes the mystery bigger.

In these three days we listen to examples of music based on the movements of planets, on the heartbeat, and learn to create our own original musics along similar lines. We create our own music based on the rhythms of cells and planetary movements (can you attune your voice to Jupiter?). We look and listen into the rhythms and pulses of our individual ‘bodysphere’, and make them audible. We enact slow rituals to catch Time in its tracks, as it unfolds – as gesture, or dance – in our limbs and escapes – as sound – from our lips. In between we pause, reflect and discuss the ongoing game that Time plays with us. All with the aim to connect more deeply and more wisely with the manifold rhythms of the life forms inside and outside ourselves.

Day 1
We start from the ‘median’ rhythms that we can feel and test most easily: those of our own lifecycle and the longer biorhythms such as breath and heartbeat.

Day 2
We continue with the Circadian rhythms (day-night), expanding to the largest cycles of planets and other heavenly bodies.

Day 3
We finish with a focus on the rhythms of cells and organs and also of other species, and look at the full picture of Cycles and Rhythms.

For each day we review some of the theories, we make our own observations and discuss the problems attached to it.  At the end of the course, we have a more complete picture of time cycles, with attached problems, as well as a picture of the solutions: the rhythms and tones that help us tune-in to the real world.




【Sound Journey: Cycles and Rhythms】

Date:   5 - 7 April 2019 (Fri - Sat, Fri : Ching Ming Festival)
Time:  9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue:Sound Therapy HK (10/F, EIB Tower, 4-6 Morrison Hill Road, Wanchai, HK)
Fee:    HK$6,600 (Early bird HK$5,900 if register by 5 March) 
Teaching Language: English

To register, please click here

For Enquiry : admin@soundtherapy.com.hk / Whatsapp: 9729 4367


IMPORTANT REMARKS:

1) Once you registered, you will receive our reply email about the payment arrangement. If you didn't receive our emails, please check your junk mail box as well. Or you can reach us by whatsapp.

2) If the registration number is exceeded, we will give priority to those who have participated Mark's "Overtone Singing Workshop" before. For unregistered applications, we will refund full payment. (So Act fast!)

3) All payment is non-refundable, unless Sound Therapy HK cancel the event, full payment refund will be granted.


About the Teacher:

Mark van Tongeren is an original and passionate sound explorer who combines art, science and contemplative practices into his work. Using his fine ears, an amazingly versatile voice and original insights as his primary tools, he lets people listen to the world and to themselves differently.


Trained as an ethnomusicologist, he specializes in the music of South-Siberia and Mongolia, is best-known for his work on overtone/throat singing, and received a PhD from Leiden University with Thresholds of the Audible. He feels equally at home in the Siberian taiga and onstage in cutting-edge performancs with dancers and visual artists.

Mark van Tongeren's official page: http://www.fusica.nl/?language=EN



Quotes

"Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder." - Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, MD, Author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness using Sound, Voice, and Music"

"When we are in a state of health, we're like an extraordinary orchestra that's playing a wonderful symphony of the self. But what happens if the second violin player loses her sheet music? She begins to play out of tune, and pretty soon the entire string section sounds bad. Pretty soon, in fact, the entire orchestra is off. This is a metaphor for disease." - Jonathan Goldman, Author of "Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics" and Director of the Sound Healers Organization