Krylyn Peters invites you to join a CircleSong group. You only need to bring yourself and an open mind to the group (and some water would also be a good idea). Please do NOT bring any instruments (besides your voice). Anyone interested in the creative and healing power of vocal music. Singers of all levels are welcome, age 18 and older. Vocal percussionists and beat boxers welcome. http://www.meetup.com/CircleSongs-Phoenix/.
The term CircleSong was coined by the innovative, improvisational singer Bobby McFerrin as a way to explain his process of community singing, a tradition of several indigenous cultures around the world. Singers stand in a circle with one person (aka the “conductor” and “composer”) in the middle who leads the singers in a song, introducing different motifs or musical phrases to each singing section. This person can then sing a solo in the middle of the circle and/or invite others into the circle to sing solos. CircleSongs are all spontaneous and improvised, meaning they are not rehearsed or planned ahead of time. They are born out of in-the-moment inspiration and imagination.
CircleSongs provide rich opportunities to express yourself creatively, break down social barriers (language, culture, etc.), strengthen connection to yourself, foster cooperation, teamwork, and community, support yourself and others in creative, uninhibited expression and promote self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
About Krylyn’s CircleSong Journey
“I wrote my first song at age 8 and by age 14 was composing fully arranged songs. Songwriting became my ‘drug of choice’ as a teenager and has been a significant form of self-discovery, self-expression, self-care, and FUN for me ever since. In the 1980’s, I stumbled upon the most unique vocalist I’d ever heard – Bobby McFerrin – who used his voice (and body) as an instrument. His vocal ability left me in awe and inspired me to begin a journey of more creativity and improvisation in my own songwriting,” she said. You’ll find lots of tidbits and information about her music and songwriting therapy work sprinkled throughout her website (http://www.krylyn.com ). She also loves the ocean – it calls to her and rejuvenates her, and connecting with other people who are open and receptive to making positive changes in their lives.