- Maren Van Nostrand
Once Again in the Presence of Each Other’s Voices
Whether you’ve been involved in Soundfalls since our first run of shows in 2007, or later as part of one of our group’s many evolutions (from shows to workshops to circles), you are an important part of our history and identity. Everyone who participates plays a role, even if just listening. This is especially the case with our circles, where there’s a “leader in every chair” (The Circle Way).
Now that people are meeting in person again, we’re hosting in-person circles. We so very much miss being in the physical presence of others where we can feel the vibrations of each other's voices, instruments and energy!
Of all our forms of Soundfalls gatherings, circles seem to be the most needed in recent years. People are hungry for opportunities to share and connect with others without the pressures of performance. Circle is a way to hold space for people to hear their own speaking or singing voice and the voices of others in community. From 2014-2017, we hosted weekly sound healing and song circles at Studio Beju in Duvall. In the fall of 2019, we hosted held two big reunion circles in the Carnation Tree Farm barn with 30 people each (https://www.soundfalls.org/post/circling-back-together). These events all went very well, and people asked for more. Then Covid arrived and we went online with virtual circles in spring of 2020. Those were also great, and very needed considering the sudden isolation most of us were experiencing (https://www.soundfalls.org/post/into-the-light-community-creativity-at-onset-of-covid).
The Soundfalls Experience taps into the infinite flow of all forms of our varied, yet common, wisdoms. Through collaborative and creative processes, we lift people up out of the categories they feel define them, allowing new relationships within community to form.
Over the years we've worked with a diverse web of collaborators to help communities discover, identify, and celebrate historic or natural places and the traditions that take place within them.
The process that leads up to any gathering is as important as the gathering itself, so please reach out to us and let us know what you have in mind! email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you soon!
CIick here to learn more about our latest collaboration with Kylee Geis, workshop host and owner of Sacred Dwelling!