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Yoga, Sound and Chant Workshops

“The human voice carries something in its vibration that makes it more powerful than any instrument: consciousness” (Jan Wallaczek)

Sound has a powerful capacity to mobilise energy, and a therapeutic potential through resonance within the body. These workshops have been developing since 2008, bringing together work in sound and yoga.

The workshops combine sound and movement (yoga postures), some seated work with sound, and some seated Vedic chant. It is a meditative process involving listening and responding – tuning in to ourselves and each other. There is a lovely group feel! 

We also work with freer, more improvisatory sounding together, creating a vocalised ‘landscape’. This work comes towards the end of the session, as participants begin to feel comfortable with using their voices, and more at ease in the group. The sounds can be beautiful, almost ethereal: a sounding together, literally a ‘symphony’, where the ‘conversation’ opens up and takes on a life of its own.

This sound work is accessible to anyone, to help people find their own voice. Working with sound is potentially empowering and freeing – as well as very enjoyable! The workshops can help people who have lost confidence with singing or any type of performance. The aim is to connect more deeply with ourselves from the inside in a safe way and to explore our own resonance and creativity. 

These workshops have been happening roughly monthly on Saturday mornings, 10.00-12.00. 

See new timetable in September for details of the programme for 2020-21.

Yoga, Sound and Chant Workshops

Yoga Soundscapes Dublin Events

When:  Saturday mornings, 10.00-12.00
Where: This is an ongoing programme. Details of the next workshop coming soon …
Cost: More details soon

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ArtNetDlr projects

ArtNet is a network for local artists of all disciplines in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Co. Dublin, Ireland. It is a vibrant community comprising visual artists working in a wide variety of media, writers, film-makers and musicians. See here.

Hinterland 2019 was a collaborative project involving over 50 artists working in groups of two or three, on the theme of ‘Hinterland’  as ‘an area lying beyond what is visible or known’. This opened up a rich diversity of responses, culminating in an exhibition in May, 2019 and now available on ArtNetdlr’s online gallery.
Our multidimensional audio-visual installation, Beyond, looked at the liminal space between worlds and spaces:
Title of WorkBeyond
Name of Artists – Anita Readman, Visual Artist and Poet,  Judy Carroll Deeley, Visual Artist, Eleanor Dawson, Musician and Composer
Description – The inspiration for our multi-dimensional, audio-visual installation derives from the liminal aspect of Hinterland –  the air space, the head space, the virtual – onshore and off. In these spaces, there are suggestions of the movements and migrations of humans.
Medium – Multi-dimensional, audio-visual installation

We took as our centrepiece the old Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire, now pulled down, but for many generations the place of departure or arrival for people leaving families, home and hardship in search of work. Radiating out from this were explorations of other thresholds – the veil between the worlds at Samhain (Halloween), the horizon, the city and empty urban hinterlands.

The collaboration allowed us to pool ideas in monthly meetings over the course of the year, our work as individuals informed by our exchanges to create a whole that was more than the sum of its parts.

Four Elements: a series running for a year from August 2019-2020, with submissions at 3-monthly intervals on each of the four elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water. See the evolving exhibition here.

I am working with three other artists on the current ArtNet dlr biennale.
As with the Hinterland project, it involves about 50 artists working in small groups on a common theme. There will be an exhibition in May, 2021 – either live or virtual, depending on the situation with Covid19. This year the theme is Metamorphosis –  so resonant for these changing times. I’m working with visual artists Sylvia Hill and Ashleigh Downey, and fellow musician Justyna Kosmulska on a joyful, multidisciplinary project exploring metamorphosis as physical and creative transformation. More information as the work evolves … 

ArtNetDlr projects

Yoga Soundscapes Dublin Projects and Events

When:  A series of evolving projects
Where: Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

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Collaboration with Kate MacDonagh

I am collaborating with artist Kate MacDonagh on an exploration of colour gradation through visual art and sound. It is an ongoing, deliberately slow process, working with one colour over a period of weeks or even months. It’s like looking under a powerful microscope, tuning into the possibilities of colour for its own sake independently from representation or narrative. In sound, these colours sometimes present themselves as specific pitches (green = A, for example), sometimes as movement in sound, or as a particular instrumental (or vocal) timbre. 

Collaboration with Kate MacDonagh

Yoga Soundscapes Dublin Music

When: The project is evolving through 2020 and into 2021, the nuances of the colours spilling over into all areas of our lives.

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