London (BST) 16:00-17:00
San Francisco (PDT) 8am-9am
New York (EDT) 11am-12noon
Berlin (CEST) 17:00-18:00
Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
I personally believe that through music anything is possible. To describe a wonderful piece of music in words is near impossible but I’m sure we have all had those goosebump moments where our hair stands on end, perhaps you have even been moved to tears? Our greatest adventures are usually accompanied by a soundtrack. Music can transport us, be used as a tool for expression and help us through our darkest days.
Through this 6-week course we shall spend time exploring the idea that meditation and music are fruits picked from the same tree. We shall spend time listening to and exploring music written for the purpose of guiding you through meditation. This music will help you to better your focus, develop your concentration, and improve your visualisation skills with the aid of music. Through the practise you will gain a fresh approach to meditation, a clearer understanding to the relationship of meditation and music, and a stronger connection to music.
We shall also spend time exploring and discussing musical ideas, styles and theories in the hope of deepening and influencing the way you approach music. Through an exploration of new sound worlds, you will have the opportunity to expand your musical knowledge and tastes. We will listen to a combination of new compositions, spiritual music and chants, Western and Eastern classical music, Binaural Beats, Gandharva Veda music and more. You are invited to join mediated discussions about performances with spiritual connections such as the Spanish art of flamenco and the search of ‘Duende’ as well as John Cage’s search of ‘egoless music’, and the presence of silence within music through the Germanic style Wandelweiser.
In a non-judgemental space you will be invited to share your personal experiences with musical compositions, performances and styles that hold a special place in your soul. If you have access and would like to perform your own music to the group, you are invited to use this as an open space to do so. This course requires no experience in meditation or musical understanding, simply an open-mind and open-heart. We shall create a safe space to share, discuss and communicate through the ancient language of music. I look forward to exploring the infinite world of music with you.
- Attuned listening skills.
- An expanded awareness of musical styles, history, ideas and sound worlds.
- Access to new skills, resources and techniques all centred around music and meditation.
- Better control over stress and anxiety.
- A healthier well-being and outlook.
- New relationships, friendships and an overall feeling of a welcoming community.
Type of Format: Course
Duration of Each Session: 60 minutes
Technical Platform: Zoom Pro
Early Bird Tickets End Date: 12 Noon on March 26, 2021
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers and Terms.
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