sound, listening and interaction

I, along with my friend Anais, went to visit Murray and Eleanor last week.  We had a relaxed afternoon which included a bit of group sound improvisations.  Murray would usually begin by repeating a rhythm, or word from the conversation and we would join in, sometimes a duo or trio and sometimes all four of us.  It was beyond refreshing to improvise with him.  He still takes the lead in a very welcoming and gentle way.  He sometimes indicated a part one of us might do (not pointing or telling, just looking towards) and often led the shifts of texture.  Also, at times, Murray would sing short melodies referencing his work.  The improvisations were very deliberately begun and often ended softly with a few moments of silence we could enjoy together.

Here is one improv (click here)
Another here.

two beautiful people I am so lucky to know.


Published by soundmarker

music educator

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