In this state, melodies and harmonies evolved spontaneously, awakening timeless voices that carried the song-lines of many people, and perhaps our own soul-journeys through time.
Unique sounds, rhythms and vocal qualities emerged, expanding our voices as an intuitive flow developed, enabling us to travel effortlessly from playful storytelling to tender lullabies, through keening, fiery chants, into profound moments of communion.
Singing in this way enriched my life with the pleasure of full-body play, exploration, and deep connection. Over the years, I noticed musical patterns that seemed to recur. So I began to map them. The structures seemed surprisingly simple considering the complex music they supported. I began to wonder if everyone could use them to access that playful state and deep memory.
To my lasting delight, these simple sound games serve as a pathway to deeper personal awareness, playful communion, improvisational group harmony, circle-songs and spontaneous storytelling for all who want to join in.
In shaping and sharing the form, I’ve learned there are access points to enter the 'flow'. Once in the creative river, though, we're on a journey of the moment. Each evolving song is a synthesis of focused listening and response between the singers present, always unique to the group.
Traveling through our bodies into deep awareness, we play and delight in discovery. What we find becomes part of the rich tapestry of our lives and can be shaped into songs that we share with others.