Where Passion Meets Purpose: Why We Play and What We Say
With Will Clipman, Guest Artist
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Location: Large Teepee, The Homestead Resort as part of the Solstice Flute Festival
Conducted by Will Clipman, seven-time GRAMMY® Nominee and Canyon Records percussionist with R. Carlos Nakai, this intimate workshop is offered in conjunction with Solstice Flute School classes – Tweet to the Beat and Skin on Skin –to answer the essential question: Why do we play our chosen instrument, and what do we really have to say through our sound?*
Given that music is the universal language, how can we connect with our deepest creative impulses in a way that makes our playing not merely entertaining but also expressive of our unique life experience and the invaluable wisdom each of us naturally possess?
Following Will’s lead, participants will be invited to initiate the gathering with a brief improvisational solo, followed by a brief story about their first encounter with the Native American flute: what was it about that particular sound, heard in that particular moment, that re-arranged your molecular structure forever and instilled in you an unquenchable passion to play?
Once this bond is shared within the group, we’ll conjure a Circle of Celebration with a sequential improvisation spontaneously accompanied by Will’s pan-global percussion: our true stories will be told in a realm beyond words where we become the instrument and there is only the music.
What to bring: Bring a flute of your choice; drums are provided!
Class size: 30 total students; *All are welcome to attend; attendance at the Solstice Flute School is not a prerequisite.
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