Body Tuning & Sympathetic Vibrations led by Thingmajigs Performance Group

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Have you ever rubbed your finger on the rim of a wine glass? Do you remember the surprise and excitement when it made a pure pitch?

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'Body Tuning &

Sympathetic Vibrations' Masterclass

Facilitators:

Edward Schocker, Suki O’Kane & Dylan Bolles (Thingmajigs Performance Group, California)

as part of the Health & WELLth Festival organized by Intercultural Roots

Description:

Have you ever rubbed your finger on the rim of a wine glass? Do you remember the surprise and excitement when it made a pure pitch? Join Edward Schocker, Suki O'Kane and Dylan Bolles, members of Thingamajigs, in an interactive workshop on using glass to make music and sounds. Discover how our fingertips become sensorial antennas to the pure tones of the glass and how the transmission of these vibrations affect our bodies. We’ll explore why glasses can be used to make incredible sounds and how we can use glass and water to explore natural tuning systems. Together we’ll create our own scale and tuning with a large set of glasses and water.

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020, 10am-12pm

Location: Studio 7, The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY

Cost: £12

Over 18's only

Edward Schocker is a composer and performer who creates music with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems. He holds an M.A. in composition from Mills College (USA), where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and independently with Lou Harrison. At Mills, Edward founded The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival, an annual event in The Bay Area devoted to unusual instruments and tunings.

In 1999 and 2000 Edward was artist in residence at the now defunct European Dance Development Center in Düsseldorf, Germany where he took part in and conducted workshops in instrument building, and composer/choreographer collaborations. Many of his dance-theater collaborations at this time toured throughout Europe and were performed by Jim Fulkerson and members of Amsterdam-based The Barton Workshop. In 2004 Edward composed music for an UNESCO sponsored work with Echo Arts –a large bicommunal project in Cyprus that helped build understanding between communities in conflict. His other collaborations in dance/theatre include multiple works with U.K. director Angus Balbernie: Mud Wings (2001), Nine Days on Dark Water (2002) and Sassantedue (2003).

Edward’s artist in residence and commissions include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Stanford Lively Arts, the St. Ignatius Choir directed in San Francisco, Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra in San Jose, and Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo. In 2006 he was awarded The NEA/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship to research Japanese musical instruments and tuning systems, and in 2010 received a 6-month residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Recently he was an artist in residence at the Paul Dresher Ensemble’s ARC program.

As a performer, he has presented work at festivals around the world, including Internationales Klangkunstfest in Berlin, Soundwave ((6)) in San Francisco and Culture Station Seoul 284 in South Korea.

Currently, Edward is an ensemble member of the Thingamajigs Performance Group, creating works in a group process with Dylan Bolles, Suki O’Kane and Keith Evans. The group recently developed and performed a new work with Pauline Oliveros for the Berkeley Art Museum.

www.edwardschocker.com / www.thingamajigs.org

Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She has composed for Theatre of Yugen and inkBoat, performs in the ensembles of Dan Plonsey, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Edward Schocker and Dylan Bolles.

Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and its side projects: the mad folk duo Junior Showmanship and its alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch. She has performed in realizations of Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat; with Lucio Menegon in his Split Lip, Soundtrack Instumentals and Strangelet projects; and with Dohee Lee in realizations of her multidisciplinary performance and installation piece Mago.

Dylan Bolles makes performances with people and environments, cultivating co-creative relationships based in listening practice. He also designs and constructs new musical instruments. His sound compositions, installations, physical scores, and works on paper are rooted in shared temporal experience. Dylan holds degrees in music composition from Middlebury College and Mills College, and received his doctorate in Performance Studies from Univ. of CA,Davis. He is a co-founder of www.thingamajigs.org, a California non-profit arts organization, and performs regularly with Thingamajigs Performance Group and their alter-ego, ‘Fraid O’ Frejya.

Punctuality & Preparation

For studio based workshops and performances please arrive outside the space 5 minutes early to be signed in and ensure a smooth and punctual start. If you do not arrive on time your place may be allocated to someone on the waiting list. Doors will be closed and no entry allowed five minutes passed the start time. Please arrive changed wearing appropriate clothing for the activity and note that no outdoor footwear is allowed in the studios. Female, male, gender neutral and accessible changing rooms with showers are available. Please ensure that you have washed your hands thoroughly as advised by Public Health England. No food or drink is allowed into the studios except for bottled water.

Disabled Access and Facilities

There is a step-free entrance to The Place. All the studios, meeting spaces and facilities are accessible by lift. There are accessible changing rooms with shower, and accessible toilets.

We ask wheelchair users to wipe their wheels before entering the dance studios.

We are also open to access animals, please let us know when booking if you may be bringing one with you.

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Photography and recording of any part of the event, where allowed by the facilitator, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Photographs, film or other audio-visual material recorded may not be sold, used or published commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised in writing by Intercultural Roots. The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones, tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person at the event.

Television, live streaming and other film cameras may be in operation at the event, and may include filming for live broadcast and to produce research documentation and promotional or commercial photographs and videos. By attending an Intercultural Roots event, you consent to filming, photography and sound recording of yourself. Intercultural Roots and related third parties may use such films, photographs and/or recordings (including any copies) of your actual or simulated likeness without payment in perpetuity.

Medical Disclaimer

In attending this Intercultural Roots event you attest that, to the best of your knowledge, you suffer from no medical or physical condition or disability that will or might increase the normal risks associated with exercise; and / or your doctor has approved your participation in our activities.

Health & WELLth Festival offers the public a unique opportunity to participate in a hugely diverse range of body-mind-spirit ‘embodied practices’ that have huge health, well-being, artistic and educational benefits. The Festival is organised and directed by Dr. Andrea Maciel and Dr. Alex Boyd and is part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund through a partnership of six UK registered charities led by Intercultural Roots.

www.interculturalroots.org

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