Eventhough music is a basic human need, most people are afraid of making music theirselves, as though you would need to learn how to sing first. Many have lost touch to this natural need, or
simply don't dare to express it. After many years of working with amateurs, I found the archetypical form of the circle to be very suited to retrieve that special nativeness. Many old traditions
use music as a ritual to form community, where everyone can experience theirself individually, as well as part of the lot. In the style of these cultures and their wisdom, the term ''Circle
Music'' came to being, which includes elements of the following:
Taketina: a method developed by Rainhard Flatischler, meant to activate your own rhythmic and musical primordial knowledge. Your body is the instrument.
Circle Singing: a very primal form of singing within a community. Out of various repeating vocals arises a spontaneous composition. The term was defined by Bobby McFerrin.
Drumming: most likely the most archaic form of experiencing music. The frame drum, as one of the oldest instruments handed down by history (ca. 6000 B.C.), opens the opportunity to connect with the heartbeat. Therefore it is still used in many cultures to accompany meditation and healing processes.
Singing/Chanting/Improvising: around the world people sing simple songs for special occasions. They connect us and create a feeling of vitality and intimacy. Through simplicity and the power of repetition, those songs are able to provide meditative conditions under which one can experience music as a gateway to the inside. Further ways to get in touch with your own voice is to improvise.
Body Percussion: music with your body.
Since I have been getting a lot of requests from Group Leaders, who wanted to use the power of making music together within their own workshops, I am now offering the special ''Circle Music'' training for group leaders.