Gong Explorations 5-Day Workshop
Gong Explorations 5-Day Workshop with Mike Tamburo and Thomas Orr Anderson
October 28 - Nov. 1 | at The Inner Warrior (600 Distillery Commons, Suite 250, Louisville KY)
- Friday: 10 - 5
- Lunch: 1-2
- Sat., Sun 12 - 7
- Lunch: 3-4
- Mon, Tues: 10 - 5
- Lunch: 1-2
Join Mike Tamburo and Thomas Orr Anderson for an immersive 5-day Gong workshop unlike any other. We will explore and experiment with the musical and the therapeutic potentials of the Gong... as players and as listeners. We will delve into the perception of and the science of sound, guiding participants into a well-rounded and non-dogmatic approach to the Gong as a tool for consciousness shifting and social change.
This is an exploratory and experiential workshop for all levels that will deepen one's Gong practice and take participants to a new level in their playing and understanding of working with Gong sound and Gong music. This workshop 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. Mike and Thomas will immerse participants in a series of creative exercises, group 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. As a group, we will explore blending our playing with multiple Gongs and other musicians in the sonic field. We will compose and improvise together as a group, as well as exploring therapeutic potentials of the Gong. Most importantly we will have FUN! ***All Levels Welcome***
More about your hosts...
Mike Tamburo is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music facilitator, interdisciplinary sound and recording artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer, meditation teacher and avid traveler. Tamburo gained early notoriety for his playing and composing on string instruments (hammered dulcimer, guitar and shahi baaja). In many of his early performances he began to enter into altered states of consciousness and have out of body experiences while performing. In order to understand and hone these experiences he went into years of self study; exploring Kundalini Yoga, energy work, the therapeutic use of sound and how sound impacts consciousness, human perception and self healing. His love for long sustained drones, overtones and psycho-acoustics led him to working with multiple gongs and other tuned metal instruments (bell plates, singing bowls) in composition, improvisation and most recently as Gong course designer and Gong workshop facilitator.
Thomas Orr Anderson, M.A. is a physicist, musician, acoustical researcher, author, teacher, athlete, Nature-Lover, and Qi Gong instructor. Thomas holds bachelors and masters degrees in physics with a diverse scientific background, specializing in a broad range of domains including black holes, holographic science, and chaotic systems. For the last two decades, he has devotedly explored the magic of sound in countless domains, from university laboratories and integrative health facilities to indigenous dance ceremonies and ancient Maltese temples.. His extensive studies in physics, music, and natural healing naturally combine into a great devotion to sound therapy, in which field he has established himself internationally as a renowned expert teacher. Professional Inspirer, Lover of Nature, Teacher of Teachers