TRANSLATIONS - A Sound Practice
This game is for the Voiceweaving meet-up group and for you too, if you like to play vocally.
Here’s a little exercise you can practice as it strikes your fancy. It’s called TRANSLATIONS.
It’s a very simple practice, and one that’s quite engaging. It’s all about listening, tuning in and getting comfortable sounding out what you sense. While doing that, you’re also adding to your personal sound vocabularies.
Here’s why I like this exercise. It helps me connect with perceptions and responses I may not be aware of, or, those that make me feel something I try to ignore like – irritation, or moments of light I’m too preoccupied to notice.
Walking our dog, a little elderly Cairn Terrier, is an experience filled with erratic rhythm. We walk 10 paces then he stops to sniff and pee. We walk 4 more, then it's sniff, stop, sniff, stop. Look around. Walk. Walk. Stop...
What an incredible opportunity to work on rhythm. During a 30-minute walk I can explore sense and feeling through sound, shaping rhythms as we go. Irritation melts and I have much more fun on our sniff and pee walks.
Musings on Life,
Vocal Improv and the transformative
nature of sound.
An inner Muse nudges me to nuzzle up to the flowing energy inside... to play, listen and explore. So...I do. I invite you to do it too.