Author E.M. Forster famously wrote, “Only Connect!…Live in fragments no longer.”
As musical artists, it is our job to connect – to ourselves, to our colleagues, to the music and to our audience.
A peak musical experience is characterized by total connection, a sense of oneness, where all the seemingly disparate elements of making music meld together into a unified whole.
This is what performers (and listeners) deeply long for!
This brings up some interesting questions:
What does it actually mean to connect?
How do we cultivate greater connection (and therefore integration) in our music-making?
What kind of process is connecting? Is it spiritual, mental, physical, energetic, or all of the above?
Is it possible to dissolve (or at least blur) the apparent separation between singer and song, performer and listener, self and other?
And, practically speaking, is connection something we create, a doing process? Or is it a non-doing process, one in which we identify and let go of factors that cause separation?
Join TVF founder Peter Jacobson as he guides class participants through a 90-minute journey exploring these questions and the various approaches to cultivating greater connection in singing – from the philosophical to the spiritual to the practical.
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