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A Journey in Musical Soundscapes: A Two-Day Workshop w/ Dirtwire & Poranguí

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Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

3995 Hells Backbone Road

Boulder, UT 84716

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Dirtwire and Poranguí -- a two-day musical workshop in the expansive soundscapes of the Grand Staircase in Southern Utah.

This workshop provides a first-hand look into the process of developing new music from the ground up, learning new instruments such as the jawharp and your own body, as well as the power of sounds in nature.

Workshop sessions are lead by: Dirtwire, which includes David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Stellamara and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia. Be a part of their creative process and their carnival of instruments that includes: melodicas, guitarjo, electric space fiddle, drums, jaw harps, vocals, toy megaphone, and harmonica - to name a few...

Dirtwire invited live looping musician Poranguí for this synergistic collaboration - a one-man orchestra who weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe.

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn from professional musicians in an immersive environment of the expansive Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. Equipped with a professional recording studio, the ranch provides a respite to hone your listening skills in the expansive natural sounds and gather new musical techniques.

Following the workshop is a Saturday Night Cabaret Dinner on the Great Lawn & Evening Concert in the Siloon - a historic underground event space that includes a state of the art sound system, speakeasy lounge and deck with expansive vistas overlooking Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. (Tickets sold separately, Click here for details.)

Join us Sunday morning for a delicious locally-grown organic brunch at Sweetwater Kitchen as we stimulate your body for the day ahead, and to close out the weekend.

Lodging accommodations are available at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch, including multi-room cabins, lodge bunkhouse, tipis and camping. Please visit the website for lodging information & reservations. Click Here for details.

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. No previous musical skills necessary. Workshop ticket Includes communal dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Dinner and concert tickets on Saturday are purchased separately. Discount code provided to workshop participants.


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Friday, July 5

12:00pm – 1:30pm:

Ranch Orientation Walk
Be welcomed by and join Ron Johnson the co-owner and co-steward of Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch on an Orientation & Natural Systems Preservation & Regeneration Walk.
(lunch provided)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Opening Welcome:
Welcoming introduction to the workshop and the participants, with David Satori, Evan Fraser, Mark Revelery and Poranguí.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Ancient Language of the Jaw Harp
Have the mouth twang become part of your musical vocabulary

This beginning level workshop, led by Evan Fraser, will teach the basic fundamental techniques and a variety of playing styles to help you discover your own sounds and jaw harp journeys.

We will be Focusing on the dan moi, a brass Vietnamese version of the jaw harp from the Hmong people. This workshop will explore playing together as an ensemble and writing our own jaw harp compositions. (dan moi jaw harps will be available for purchase)

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Break

4:00pm – 6:00pm:

Healing through Embodied Sound
A Workshop on Body Percussion and Vocal Activation

Join master percussionist, musician, and healer Poranguí as we create a circle of rhythm, sound, and movement. Rediscover the first and most complex instrument known to humankind: your self. Together in this safe container, we will explore where body percussion, voice and Spirit meet in a polyrhythmic dance to become more embodies and alive. Come and experience the playful, fun and healing vibration created by a circle of people grooving to collective rhythm.

6:30pm - 8:00pm:

Dinner (included)

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Ambient sound healing journey
Join Emma, Mark, and their son Shane in a meditative sound healing journey centered around a collection of original tribal Swedish heart songs. Join us as singing bowls, shamanic drumming, ambient soundscapes, and a deep familial vocal lineage hold space for introspection and contemplation. Performed as a continuous hour long set, it will offer opportunity for meditation, yoga, and movement.

9:30pm - late:

Jam session with Dirtwire & Poranguí and workshop attendees

Saturday, July 6

9am - 10am:

Morning Yoga (included)

10am - 11am:

Listening: How to hone your senses
A Medical Plant and Soundscape listening walk

Quieting the mind and awakening all of your senses is an essential part of a musician. This session will incorporate an exploratory walk around the layered soundscape abundant in the surrounding landscape of Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. Immerse yourself in the sacred orchestra offered when we quiet ourselves enough to truly listen. This activity is designed to heighten your senses allowing you to discover the audible world of nature's rhythms.

11am - 12:30pm:

Recap & Lunch (included)

12:30pm - 3:30pm:

David Satori's Musical Adventures Workshop
Track Production with Ableton

Join David Satori for an exploration of the creative process, collaborative art-making, and the basics of Ableton Live. This session will dive deep into an Ableton session and walk through how a musical track is created from start to finish. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop, where we will collectively be creating and mixing so bring an acoustic instrument (if you have one) to get sampled into the track. The session will then be shared with workshop participants so you can remix and make your own version at home!

3:30pm – 4pm:

Workshop Closing


Find out more about the Saturday Night Cabaret Dinner & Concert, and the Sunday Brunch!
Click here for details.


Intrigued...to know more:

What is so special about this event?

After Dirtwire spent a few days at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch earlier this year, the magical ranch balanced with an underground Siloon venue with impecciable sound inspired them to create an intimate experience for the limited capacity. The outdoor/indoor setting, an ability to create a musical cabaret dinner and the spectacular place that could offer an overnight, community experience with dinner, camping and brunch. And so, Dirtwire wanted to share this experience with their fans.

Where is Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch?

We are located where the mountain meets the desert at 6,800ft, between Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, just a few miles off the beautiful scenic Hwy 12 outside of Boulder, Utah. Nestled one mile from the illuminated Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and two miles below the abundant aspen and pine tree forested peaks of Boulder Mountain, is the 168-acre Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch, presenting unobstructed and breathtaking panoramic views.

What are my accomodation options at the event?

Lodging at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch includes all-inclusive cabins and a range of accommodations from private rooms to bunk rooms to suites in our Main Lodge, as well as “Luxury Camping” accommodations including Native American style tipis and our Cowboy Tent, and rustic camping sites. Click here to find out details.

What other activities are there in the area?

Boulder is set right inside the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, which is a huge tract of gorgeous desert wilderness highlighting waterfalls and pools swimming, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and canyoneering. Iconic Highway 12 cuts right through the heart of Boulder and is named one of the most scenic highways in the entire country. The hiking and outdoor activity opportunities are absolutely endless.

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

We are located deep in the heart of Southern Utah, approx. 3.5 miles south of Boulder, Utah along Scenic Highway 12 between Bryce Canyon National Park and Captiol Reef National Park. Located 4.5 hours from Las Vegas, 4.5 hours from Salt Lake City, 3 hours from Cedar City. A venicle is highly recommended. There are no rideshare or shuttle service options at this time.

How can I contact Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch with any questions?

Yes, of course! We're happy to assist with any questions you may have.
Contact: info@bouldermountainguestranch.com
1-435-335-7480

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