Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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Sounding Spaces

Saturday 18th July 1600-1800 (GMT+1)

Sounding Spaces is a musical-spiritual-communal event focusing on yogic and meditative approaches to creative processes. It navigates between the performative arena, learning environment, and a collaborative creation. Researching the entire sensory experience, we will focus on sound while also exploring the different facets of perception and its key role in creativity.

This special gathering—redefining space and connectivity—will create a micro instance of community, where everyone is welcome to take part. In an exploration of embodied perception and creativity, we will sing, meditate and breathe together. We will explore listening and sound—experimenting with the many aspects of sonic perception. Participants are welcome to join the event with or without musical instruments.

Sounding Spaces will assume the form of a performative learning experience. Participants are guided through some light physical exercises designed to facilitate a deeper sense of bodily presence, as well as the experience of one’s perceptive field. We will then explore the different properties of sound and learn to identify them by listening. This segment will be complemented by visual and auditory demonstrations of different waveforms and utilizing various scopes for their exhibition.

We will then move on to experiment with the deconstruction of language—examining how syllables and other bodily sounds produce waveforms similar to the ones previously explored. These new skills will serve the group as the event evolves into a musical composition: an improvised co-creation through ongoing research into different sound qualities and their manifestations in the sensory field. Participants will learn to listen as they create; perceive themselves listening; and create as they perceive.

Throughout the experience, a live soundscape is generated to accompany the process by creating a synchronous Live Coding performance with the music.

Music is one of the most powerful gateways to connect to our spiritual nature, to the universe around us, and to our fellow humans. Music cultivates community. Music facilitates healing. Through the various new possibilities in the digital era, we are offered a great opportunity to find new paths of connecting in a greater global consciousness.

We are truly excited to facilitate this special gathering of individuals from all around the globe—linked through digital media—but sharing a common creative space of intimacy and connection.

Level: beginner

10 max. participants

Info for participants: to fully enjoy the experience, wear comfortable clothes, fit for meditation – and have a set of headphones (preferably non in-ear) and / or good loudspeakers.

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Sounding Spaces is a unique collaboration between two good friends who have taken seemingly different life-paths: a percussion artist for many years – upon discovering yoga and meditation – il’il Sat Prem changed paths, and became a full-time healer, meditator, yogini and yoga trainer, as well as a teacher of healing and meditation. Dganit Elyakim is a composer, sound artist, and educator. Her music depicts various aspects of the human and digital paradigm. Her oeuvre includes chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic compositions, as well as music for theatre, dance, new-media, and video.

Dganit Elyakim. Composer and sound artist. Winner of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Prize in composition. Her music has been featured at venues and events such as Warsaw Autumn Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, Tel Aviv Museum and Ars Electronica. Her debut album “Failing Better” was praised in various magazines, including “The Wire” and ”His Voice”. Elyakim holds Master’s degrees in composition from The Royal Conservatory (Netherlands). She is currently teaching music and sound-art in Shenkar College, Israel.

il’il Sat Prem. Healer, meditator, practitioner of Chinese medicine, Kundalini Yoga teacher and teacher trainer, teacher and practitioner of the ancient meditative healing art of ‘Sat Nam Rasayan’. With a healing practice based in Berlin Germany, Sat Prem travels the world, offering workshops and seminars focused on yoga, healing, and non dual approaches to meditation. Formerly a professional musician, Sat Prem integrates her love of music in her teaching and meditation practice.