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Fun with Gongs Workshop
with Mike Tamburo

Mar 15-19, 2024
1-day, 3-day, or 5-day options
 
blosm studio
12549 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA

Join Mike Tamburo for an in person fun, exploratory, and experiential workshop that will deepen one's gong practice and bring the player to a new level both in playing and in understanding the potentials of working with gong music.

This workshop is open to all levels and invites the player to deepen their connection to the gong as a musical instrument capable of having broad effects on consciousness and asks the player to move beyond protocols into a music of the moment. Players will be immersed in a series of creative exercises, gong drills, group and solo improvisations and meditative listening experiences.

We will define and refine playing techniques, explore rhythm and dynamics, strengthen our listening and improvisational skills, learn loose composition and deepen our personal sonic vocabulary.

In addition to the workshop, public sound meditations and gong concerts will be offered in the evenings at blosm studio.

About the Teacher

Mike Tamburo is a world-renowned musician, composer, artist and educator. He is known and loved for his transformational live concerts performed on his personally curated set of gongs, bells and other metal instruments.  A lifelong multi-instrumentalist, Tamburo has focused his talents on metal percussion instruments, string instruments (hammered dulcimer, guitar, zither, shahi baaja), as well as electronic instruments (synths, looping).

 

He teaches gong music, both in person and online with School of Gong. He is also a part of the far-reaching ethnomusicology trio, Dig Deeper, with Mitch Nur and Thomas Orr Anderson. Their online classes have explored countless musical concepts with a focus on the cultural and personal uses of sound for healing, meditation, trance, ecstatic states, relaxation, self transformation, perception, psycho-acoustics, scientific discovery, time and community.

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