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Youniverse Public Program
Webrations | me and mind in music

Saturday, December 3, 2016

11:00-12:00 pm Louise Ma "Divine Sound"
12:30-1:30 pm Shannon O'Neill-Loyola "Radical Reiki"
2:00-3:00 pm Moving Star
3:00-3:30 pm Sounding NYC
3:30-4:00 pm David Rothenberg and Katie Down
4:30-5:30 pm Sonergy

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This event is free and open to the public. All programs are subject to change.
In the Divine Sound workshop we will use the potent power of sound to deepen our receptivity to messages from our intuition, subconsciousness, and/or ancestors. For those interested, divinatory tools will also be available: I Ching, OH cards, playing cards. Come with an intention, or a question. As a group, we will hold a safe and accepting space for each person to reflect upon and explore our intents, and the messages that arise for us. Space is limited to 4 visitors. RSVPs suggested. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

Radical Reiki includes a customized energetic blend using tuning forks, crystals, chakra balancing, Shiatsu, master level Reiki, and intuition-based healing. Shannon O'Neil-Loyola's work is also touch based and interactive. You are also an active participant in your own healing. 4 individual sessions, 15 minutes each, RSVP required

An adventurous ensemble of some of New York's top vocal improvisers and composers working with each other and participants in exploring sound, spontaneous composition and group vocal work. Moving Star will be represented by Tom Cabaniss, Emily Eagan, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Bonita Oliver, Sofia Ribeiro, Nick Demeris, Amy Carrigan, and Malia Kulp.

Through spontaneous and playful creation of music, we are taken on a group participatory journey. We are facilitated in a vocal, rhythmic, and movement based experience which brings us closer to each other and ourselves. Sounding NYC gathers monthly in resonant public spaces. We will be facilitated by 2 members Malia Kulp and Nick Demeris.

David Rothenberg and Katie Down have been playing together in odd capacities for over 15 years, in realms of animal conversation, wine tastings, and consciousness bending. Now the two downtown improvisers will open the musical dialogue to include pre-recorded whale songs and other environmental influences to explore ways of communication through musical language.

Sonergy is a term that includes sound and energy combined. This session, facilitated by Malia Kulp, Michael Jay, MJ Caselden, David Rothenberg, and Katie Down, is largely focused on meditation with people in shavasana or other poses that inspire deep relaxation while engaged in listening. With musicians playing gongs, bowls, sound sculptures, using voice and Reiki, the Sonergy session will provide a journey of deep listening and recalibration of the mind, body, and spirit.

Louise Ma is an artist, designer, teacher, student, and musician living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work retells the physics and metaphysics of love and change, and has spanned a variety of mediums, including vector diagrams, video, animation, glass, poetry, and drawing. Louise is a visiting Design Thinking instructor at the Journalism + Design program at the New School, and a volunteer mindfulness teacher through Citizen Schools.

Shannon O'Neill-Loyola is an intuitive and empathic based energy worker with nine years of professional experience in New York City. Shannon is Attuned to various styles of Reiki, and is also a licensed Massage Therapist & Holistic Esthetician. Her work in the field led her to be contacted as a "Reiki and New Age consultant" for the acclaimed Showtime series The Affair.

Moving Star, an improvisatory vocal collective, spins its web of spontaneous harmony over rhythmic grooves. With singers and musicians from diverse traditions and backgrounds – including members of The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation, practitioners of the vocal improvisation techniques of Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon, classically trained choral singers, singer-songwriters, and composers, Moving Star lights up the air with song.

Malia Kulp is an electrifying performer, singer, teacher, and sound and energy healer. Her passion for improvisational singing, dancing, community, and consciousness-raising inform her facilitation of both large song circles 'Sounding' and intimate classes 'Vocal Improv.' She conducts group and private sound and energy healing 'Sonergy Sessions.'

Katie Down is a board-certified, licensed music psychotherapist, musician, and composer based in New York. She runs Mindful Music Psychotherapy, PLLC, a privately run therapy practice focusing on mindfulness, music, and sound meditation practices. Katie has been facilitating music meditations and workshops throughout New York and abroad for over 15 years with a lens on improvisation, deep listening, and collaboration. She has been a guest lecturer in music and deep listening practices at NYU, The New School, SVA, Cal State Fullerton, and at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Jan Bang, Scanner, Suzanne Vega, Elliot Sharp, Markus Reuter, and the Karnataka College of Percussion. He has sixteen CDs out under his own name, including “One Dark Night I Left My Silent House,” a duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell. Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, book and CD, published in seven languages. Rothenberg is distinguished professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.