|Usness | Inter-/Intraspecies communication
Saturday, November 5, 2016
|11 am-12:30 pm
||Elizabeth Traina “Sacred Archetype Activation”
||David Sauvage “Feel like an Animal”
||David Rothenberg with Timothy Hill "He Chirped Himself to Death"
||David Rothenberg with Katie Down and Volker Lankow
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This event is free and open to the public. All programs are subject to change.
Sacred Archetype Activation
In a safe and sacred manner, Traina gently guides you to relax, bypass the mental mind/ego to enter a dynamic hypnotic journey for inner exploration. In this workshop we will explore some of the ancient archetypes found in mythology in cultures all over the world. The universal mythic characters or archetypes reside within the collective unconscious, in trance states we can create union to the powerful archetypes and activate inner knowing and untapped wisdom. Join us for a journey of discovery of your multidimensional self.
Feel Like an Animal
This workshop will connect people to the inner lives of animals. Through a series of activities and exercises, you will learn how to open yourself up and experience what animals actually feel. What is it like to be a hawk, a dog, a monkey? And how can you tell what your own pet might be feeling? In the process, you will learn how to integrate animal wisdom into your life.
David Rothenberg teams up with collaborators to explore improvisation and the contemplative arts through a group sound meditation flowing into a deep listening improvisation with all participants. Clarinetist/author Rothenberg and overtone singer Timothy Hill investigate the life and death of singing crickets and the inspirational possibilities of their sounds.
Sound bather and percussionist Katie Down, clarinetist Rothenberg and percussionist Volker Lankow take us on a journey through the interspecies worlds of humanimal sounds… Part concert, part ritual, part journey.
Elizabeth Traina is a working artist, award winning muralist, holistic healer, and workshop facilitator. Elizabeth has worked closely with master healers to become a certified Reiki Healer and Hypnotherapist trained with Paul Aurand Transpersonal and Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy. Currently Elizabeth resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she holds a private healing practice, working with clients and groups.
David Sauvage is an intuitive and empath. David can tune into and experience what people and other living beings are feeling, both in this moment and generally in life. He becomes a mirror of a person's inner life and emotional state, uncovering what they know inside but can't quite articulate. David helps people navigate everything from romantic relationships to interpersonal management issues. Holding an MBA and coming from a “traditional," rational, materialist worldview, it took David years to own and hone in on his gift. Now he helps others uncover their own abilities as he continues to read and counsel.
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.
Timothy Hill weaves a natural purity of voice with threads of otherworldly abstract sound, blending seamlessly into a style that defies description. Having performed with such diverse artists as John Cage, Bill Frisell, Jeff Buckley, Allen Ginsberg, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Pauline Oliveros, Iva Bittova, and Madan Gopal Singh, it is no wonder that Hill's musical explorations span the genres of folk, jazz, world music, contemporary classical, and improvisation. As a member of David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir, he was a pioneer in the art of harmonic singing, prompting The New York Times critic Robert Palmer to praise Hill as "a virtuoso of the Tibetan chanting technique."
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.
Volker Lankow, a German percussionist, was and still is influenced by the experimental and electronic sounds during the 70s made by German musicians seeking new directions, as well by many improvisation artists. He plays usually an analogue trap kit with instruments from all over the world for chromatic percussions and as well electronic percussions, like wavedrums. He’s played with Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Centrozoon, Rainer Frey, and Tommy Betzler. In his other life he worked on 18 missions with Doctors Without Borders in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, and he is now forensic psychiatric nurse.
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.