december, 2018

22dec6:30 pm8:30 pmCirclesinging at Tortuga Studios

Event Details

Join Brooklyn-based artist Ben Weber for a sweet evening of spontaneous song! Ben will lead participants through a series fun, intuitive musical activities to compose instant choral pieces using only our voices and bodies.

Inspired by the practice of virtuosic vocal improviser Bobby McFerrin, participants will have the opportunity to both create and follow musical ideas, both as soloist and ensemble.

If you are a seasoned vocalist or a secret shower-singer, terrific! Singers of all experience levels are welcome.

$10 Suggested Donation.

About Ben Weber:
Ben is a community-based improviser from Brooklyn, NY. He is a featured performer in “Dancify That!”, a comedy dance game show at The People’s Improv Theater and hosts “Cozy Zone with Ben Weber,” a site-specific podcast exploring where artists dream.

Ben makes spontaneous song in community as a joyful healing practice for himself and others. He regularly facilitates circlesings at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Third Root Community Health Center, and Park Church Coop. Recently, he lead a Big Sing with the creative community of Hamilton, Ontario. He has spent three consecutive summers training at the Omega Institute with master vocal improvisers Joey Blake, David Worm, Judi Vinar, Zuza Gonzalves, Rhiannon, and Bobby McFerrin.

Ben’s social sculpture project “SMASH TYPE: a living letterpress” has been activated throughout New York City and Los Angeles. His current visual art practices investigates how to capture beautiful evidence of ephemeral improvisation.

He is a proud teaching artist with The New Victory Theater, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, creating lessons in drama, music, visual art, and creative movement for young people ages 1 to 12.

Ben graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and received his Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York.

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Tortuga Studios

31 Princes Highway, St. Peters, Sydney, Australia 2044

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