Improvisation and Circlesongs

Circlesongs and vocal improvisation

Group vocal improvisation is one of my passions. I’ve been using Circlesongs for years intuitively as a workshop leader, but it was only after meeting and working with Bobby Mc Ferrin that I started to create opportunities for vocal improvisation and circlesinging jams with other singers.

For a full description of circlesongs click HERE

 

Currently I'm gathering regularly and creating new music with some members of the London Vocal Improvisation Collective (Lovim) which I co- founded in 2011 alongside Briony Greenhill. We'll be performing live very soon!

As well as practicing vocal improvisation and circlesinging, I offer circlesong workshops (open for all) and laboratories (for more confident or experienced singers).

 

Circlesong workshops and laboratories

Circlesong workshops are very inclusive as it isn’t necessary to have a previous understanding of music and each participant can enjoy and learn regardless of their musical abilities. In this way, the less confident can take part and contribute, where the more experienced and creative will also have room for challenges and boundary-stretching.

Circlesong laboratories are gatherings of choral improvisation directed to singers, actors, dancers, healers, instrumentalists and composers, and for anyone who wants to expand their musical formation and feed their creativity and musical freedom. As participants come from different musical, vocal and cultural backgrounds, they are a great way of exchanging musical ideas and a space to explore, reinvent and challenge our musical ideas.

Every time I circlesing or teach a circlesong session I’m reminded of the huge power of singing to awaken togetherness, feelings and creativity, and I rekindle my deep love for the human voice and its mysteries.