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Listening and Singing in Nature with Resident Shay Nichols
October 29, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
How can singing deepen our connection to the natural world and each other? Listening to the sounds and stillness of nature, we will tune ourselves to the natural environment. How can we listen to nature as music? Using long tones and simple patterns, we will explore the many possibilities of creating spontaneous soundscapes together.
Thursday, October 29th, 9:30-11am A Studio in the Woods
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Deeply inspired by the wisdom of nature, Shay Nichols is a recording artist, performer, and teacher. Her first CD “Wildflower,” features voice-only compositions born out of her time in natural settings. A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies Voice/Sound Healing program and Open Ear Center, Shay loves helping people experience the power of listening and creating music in nature. She is creating the Natural Music Institute, an international organization which fosters collaborations between ecologists and musicians to produce recordings inspired by natural environments. As a part of her Flint and Steel Residency at A Studio in the Woods, Shay is collaborating with Dr. Thomas Sherry who specializes in Bird Population Ecology and Conservation Biology at Tulane University.