CIRCLESONG AT SONARK
Group singing and musical event
August 12, 7:30 pm, Sonark Media
A spontaneous community singing experience, followed by a participative performance directed by Guillermo Rozenthuler
What is Circlesong?
have gathered to spontaneously sing and move together since ancient times, even before the use of language. We all have the potential to sing and participate in creative musical experiences alongside others, supporting each other, and tapping into each person’s natural musicianship.
is an ancestral form of music-making that is also a way to learn about ourselves as singers and as human beings, and to experience our connection with others. This event is open to everyone, and will be a source of fun and musical creativity for all involved. Guillermo will lead us in circle-singing, group and individual vocal exploration, movement, and rhythm. Between the two sets of group activities, there will be an intermission where we’ll be able to socialize with others, have a drink or a snack, and grow in community.
The first part of the evening will be an inclusive session, open to all levels of singers, where Guillermo will facilitate a series of vocal games and spontaneous songs. This creates an exciting group experience, where all voices matter, and where everyone is encouraged to create music. The second part of the evening features solo performances by the group leader, sonic activities, group vocal games, and chants from different world cultures. We’ll also explore call-and-response singing, gentle movements, rhythmic patterns, and vocal and body percussion.
Throughout the evening, Guillermo will customize the musical explorations according to the level of all participants. If a larger amount of confident singers are in attendance, we may include more circle-singing and choral activities.
Join us on Saturday, August 12 for an evening of fun and musical creativity.
This is an invitation to tap into your innate musicianship and experience human connection through song. All are invited, so bring along friends, family members, and children. Each person may choose to participate in the spontaneous musical creation throughout the evening, or at times just watch, listen, encourage the participants, and have fun!
Guillermo Rozenthuler is a musician, vocalist, and music educator, he teaches a-cappella improvisation with a focus on creativity, human connection, and deep listening. He has studied with renowned vocalist Bobby McFerrin and also with Rhiannon, and has collaborated with Roger Treece, Albert Hera, Joey Blake and other leading vocal improvisation teachers.
For more info about his work, visit: https://www.guillermorozenthuler.com/circlesinging-and-cvi | https://bit.ly/guillermorozenthulervocalimprov
Guillermo is a UK-based vocal improviser and educator who teaches a-cappella vocal improvisation with a focus on creativity, human connection, and deep listening. He offers workshops on circlesinging and collaborative vocal improvisation throughout the UK and Europe. Guillermo has studied with renowned vocalist Bobby McFerrin and also with Rhiannon. He has performed and collaborated with Roger Treece, Albert Hera, Joey Blake and other leading vocal improvisation teachers. Born in Argentina, he has a strong background as a teacher and performer of Latin American music and jazz. He regularly teaches vocal workshops throughout Europe, and this is his first teaching tour in the USA.
from teachers and colleagues:
“...His intense devotion and musicality are a beautiful surprise.” – Rhiannon (singer, master teacher)
“His charisma, creativity and facilitation skills make him a successful leader and conductor, and this has
given him a broad network of students in the UK and in Europe.” – Roger Treece (Grammy nominee, producer)
from students and circlesong participants:
“Magical ! An inspiring, bonding, meditational release from thinking. You are an alchemist !
“Guillermo was amazing ! His energy and joy in creating music with us was so infectious and authentic – it felt very special and I was very happy to be a part of it.”
“I was so impressed by his ability to guide us. I was standing next to a woman who I had never met before and we didn't exchange any words, but by the end of our workshop I felt that I really knew her.”