by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood
How can we musically “be”? For some it’s through practicing, for others it’s through improvisation, or the thrill of an embodied performance. Music demands our full attention. It brings together heart, and soul, and spirit.
Meditation teaches us how to be still, be aware, be in the moment, and music teaches us these also. In community music making, we are meant to musically be with others, to create and to respond simultaneously, to be in the moment.
An opportunity to be musically in the moment with others is starting at Neighbourhood: the Drum Circle is back! Balazs Farkas, who has been drumming for much of his adult life, will be facilitating a circle that is available to all levels of experience, age and ability. The Circle will be offered bimonthly on Sunday afternoons (see calendar for specific dates/times).
Drumming in community connects us to the most basic human life force – the heartbeat – and brings us into direct relationship with each other. In a Drum Circle we can feel the oneness of each other that we hear about so often on Sundays. We are synchronized, both listening and expressing our humanness with others simultaneously. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. If you have any questions you can contact Balazs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.