- March 14, 2015
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
This workshop will start like an event and move toward group and personal practice. Early on, you will be guided through Dempster's playful yet serious Sound Massage Parlor that will present the provocative compositions Aura Fluff, Didjeriatsu, Acuhosery, Sonic Facial, and Didjeridervish. The workshop will feature group healing as well as focused individual healings. Note that there will be a strong didjeridu component that will include instruction on didjeridu (beginner items provided), as well as a similarly strong healing through didjeridu playing and listening.
Dempster thinks of his work as equally appealing and appalling: healing is at its best when it is both humorous and serious and you are unsure which you are receiving. Listening is a big deal-we live on an "earth," not an "eyeth." There will be recognition of the gravity of that fact. Other Dempster scores will also be collectively performed.
Stuart Dempster, MA, Sound Gatherer, is a trombonist, composer, didjeriduist, and professor emeritus at University of Washington. His personal motto is: "Put the play back into playing music!" Dempster's recordings are on Columbia, Nonesuch, and New Albion, including cult classics In the Great Abbey of Clement VI, Underground Overlays from the Cistern Chapel (music sources for a Merce Cunningham Dance Company commission), and the award-winning Deep Listening. He has received a Fulbright scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship. Dempster wrote the landmark book The Modern Trombone: A Definition of Its Idioms.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$130/$150/$170 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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