Vocal Improvisation: an advanced PNW playshop

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400 35th St

Port Townsend, WA 98368

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This is a vocal improvisation workshop for advanced and intermediate singers; experienced singers, performers and song leaders.

Laurence Cole seeks vocal improv playmates!

Vocal improvisation is the thrilling artform of making it up in the moment, alone and with others.

Briony Greenhill has been teaching, performing and exploring vocal improvisation for many years now.

Students call her the "Rolls Royce of voice teachers," a "master," her work "life changing."

Here is a recent example of Briony performing vocal improv,

an entirely improvised 5 voice album she made with Californian quintet, The Elements,

and an old film about her work (a new one is being made).

This is a rare opportunity to work with Briony in the pacific NW as she mainly teaches in Britain and California; this is a one-off at the invitation of Laurence Cole.

Limited to 12 places. It will be held at Laurence's co-housing home in Port Townsend, and there are opportunities to camp there and possibly a rough collaboration around food, though it will be mainly up to you to take care of lodging and food. We'll figure it out.

$100 - $200 sliding scale for teaching.

The work will involve focusing on improv with rhythm, harmony, melody, sound baskets, solos, lyrics. Briony's work tends to emphasise chops, deepening into the full resonance of the body, lyrics, self-expression, collaboration and shared leadership.

Students have said:

“One of the most powerful experiences of my life! I feel changed on a cellular level!” (ok it was a 4 day retreat not a weekend…)

“Some singing teachers teach you sing with your voice. Briony teaches you to sing with your heart and sing from your soul.”

“It was seriously fun, crazy, inspiring, opening and meditative, all at the same time.”

“You made it feel like a womb. Protected, loved, nourished, warm and holding.”

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