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Rhiannon - On Being Flexible

April 18, 2019

Rhiannon – On Being Flexible

Aired Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Range of free motion is a skill that can be cultivated and strengthen in all areas of life, be it mind, muscle or meta. Join voice masters Kara Johnstad and Rhiannon as they reflect upon their vocal rivers the skill and spirit of improvisation. Rhiannon’s acclaimed textbook Vocal River, The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation (2013) synthesizes Rhiannon’s journey, philosophy and exercises. It is a declaration of her passionate commitment to vocal improvisation. Tune in for a generous dose of vocal exuberance, craft and insights into the dimensions and gifts of improvisation.

About Rhiannon: A vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon lives and works on her farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i using her singing barn Ha Lau Leo Nani, The Gathering Place as a teaching and performance venue honoring culture and community.

“Rhiannon is incredibly brilliant and fun. I trust her musical instincts completely. A fellow graduate of MSU (Making Stuff Up) and a member of Voicestra since the beginning, she’s one of my very favorite people to improvise with. I’m so glad she’s finally taken the time to document her thoughtful, heartfelt, inspired approach Delve in deeply!” – Bobby McFerrin