【REGISTER NOW】Outer Voice - Inner Voice: Introduction to Overtone Singing

Explore hidden dimensions of your voice, listening and being.
Bring the marvel of natural overtones in your voice to awareness.
Live a more vibrant, resonant life through subtle breathing, sounding and moving.


This method developed by Mark van Tongeren (PhD in Artistic Research) is a powerful way to get to know the hidden dimensions of your natural voice and begin to listen to your own overtones. It is a comprehensive 3-day workshop where singing overtones is combined with meditation and yoga, but also with developing a full voice, doing bodywork and therapeutic exercises. A richly resonant experience!


Mark, the workshop coach, presented in TEDx Taipei the topic “Find Your Inner Voice in Overtone Singing”. The workshop is an extended experience of it.

PART I: OUTER VOICE: THE RESONATING BODY

DAY 1.  SOUND IS MOVEMENT

Session 1.   Breath, Prana & Movement

Prana is the beginning of life force. Breath is one such process, and the one that drives our vocal sound too. We slowly build up our vocal practise from the breath and from movements. From relaxation we start a journey to learn new ways of sounding and moving. Familiar, everyday patterns become tools for transformation. Plenty of group chanting and toning, too.

Date: 22 Nov 2019 (Fri)
Time: 10am - 1pm

Session 2.   Sounds and music to lose and find yourself

We continue our exploration by shaking up things a bit more. Going wild and extreme one moment, contemplating sound and self another. Focus and un-focus. By doing less than we normally do, we notice more. We return to a primary knowledge that sits at the centre of the body-mind-division: sonic phenomenology. Musical games/meditations/dances. Serious fun. Anything is possible, and nothing too!

Date: 22 Nov 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm                                                                                         



PART II: INNER VOICE: INTO THE HEART OF SOUND

DAY 2. THE HARMONIC UNIVERSE

Session 3. Cosmic Listening

After some energising Voice Yoga we dive into the  subtler realms of vowels, resonance and overtones. You take your first steps in The Art of Listening 2.0. Break through your habitual patterns of sounding and hearing. Expand your awareness of voice physiology. Cosmic listening to overtone singing with the sruti box and hear your own harmonics. Getting back to the more vigorous shake-ups of the day before whenever needed.

Session 4. Your Voice, Your Resonance, Your life

Overtone singing is not easy and pursuing mere technique in itself can be a burden. Armed with new understandings and experiences of the hidden dimensions of the human voice, we ask ourselves where we want to go with it. How do you resonate? What makes your voice unique? Love it or hate it? Every voice and every path is different. Pushing our vocal limits, we collectively embrace failure. And return to soothing vibrant sonic meditations.



DAY 3. CREATIVE IMAGINATION as a SOURCE OF LIFE

Session 5. Mantras, Chants and Sound poems

In an age of media technologies we have silenced ourselves and forgotten our ancestors’ songs. Mantras are among the most ancient sound tools around and we can still learn from them. The repetitive vibrations of chants also awake slumbering resonances in our body-mind. Add to that 21st century Sound Poems flavored with overtones and we have a complete palette of tools to revive the lost sonic core of our selves.

Session 6. Paraphony

Paraphony means: there is no such thing as objective sounds. Sound is shaped by your ears, your awareness, your mood ... always in flux. In our last session, we throw ourselves into the creative process of making music by and for ourselves and each other. The more we live by our creative impulses—be they noisy and chaotic or contemplative and balanced—the deeper we get to know ourselves and the world around is. Resonating together, we attune ourselves to ever subtler sounds of tones, overtones and elusive acoustic realms. Grasping these phenomena, we manifest our own voice, bring it out in its own unique glory.

Date (Session 3-6): 23-24 Nov 2019 (Sat - Sun)
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
Venue (All Sessions): Sound Therapy Hong Kong
** To register Session 3-6 (Part II), you're required to register either Session 1 or 2 first. Past student can directly register Part II without taking Session 1 or 2 again.

Tuition Fee:
Session 1 & 2:  $1,300/session
Session 3-6:  $4,400, early bird discount $4,000 paid by 20 Oct 2019
Session 1-6:  $6,600, early bird discount $6,000 paid by 20 Oct 2019

To register, please click here.

GOALS

Awaken your potential:
-      >    to listen better
-      >    to hear and sing the natural overtones in your voice
-      >    to understand your inner drives better
-      >    to diversify your voice

After this 3 days workshop, you will go home with a renewed sense of self through a fresh look and ‘a fresh ear’ at your voice. You will have a fuller understanding of its complex vibratory mechanisms, and get many new ideas how these operate at the point where body and mind are merged in a greater whole.  You learn techniques to better hear the world around you and inside you. These tools help you to gradually increase your musical/sound awareness, to know what needs to be healed and how to do that.

For who?

No previous musical or vocal experience is required. Just bring a healthy dosage of curiosity and willingness to explore. The starting point is your own path as a speaker, as a communicator, as a person who enjoys music. Or simply as a human being. This workshop is beneficial for musicians and artists, for healers and therapists, and for anyone looking for more direction, meaning and depth in their lives.


To register, please click here.
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About the sound coach/facilitator:


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 traditional music of Tuva, Mongolia and Tibetan chant. He is best-known for his work on overtone/throat singing, and received a PhD in artistic research. He feels equally at home in the Siberian taiga and onstage in cutting-edge performances with dancers and visual artists.




Mark's website: http://www.fusica.nl/?language=EN


Mark's work (book and CDs):




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