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Flying Saucers, Golden Flowers, and Planetary Brain Spirituals is a voice and movement lab with Moss Beynon Juckes.
This lab will focus on writing, singing and embodying our own songs, based around the theme of imagining a planetary brain and our innate ability to connect.
We will begin each day with the voice and body connection in relation to varying somatic practices as ritual and symbolic play. Starting with breath, glossolalia (speaking in tongues), self-made and fantastical language, towards word discovery and songs.
Through the breath of voice and body we can explore a myriad of interrelations with ourselves, each other, the environment and perhaps the universe or energy itself. Everything on the planet vibrates.
Throughout the week we will integrate experimenting and layering techniques from collecting newspaper cuttings to surrealist word games, vocal genre hopping to embodied vocal word games, we will set the task to self compose using tools of embodiment to discover how the words can sound.
We will be using practices in relation to my work with M.A.S productions that integrate psychomagik with wellness practices, neo-art ritual and secular ecstatic art and group composition based on my work with Tino Sehgal.
Group work may take the form of circle sound dialoging including multiple rhythms, voice/ movement orchestras; singing forms from plain chant to polyphony as initial structures on which to improvise. Participants will have the chance to work both within the group and alone to discover and offer their songs.
This week is a platform for you to be yourself an embodied song writer, to hear voices and follow them, to play with your total instrument as a body-voice-concept improviser.
To whet appetites, to give context to words, to create impressions of intentions — behold these moving images.
OKO — Domivamis. Moss is a member of OKO, a trio experimenting with polyphonic music form the Balkan region, integrating loops, violin, saz, cornet, percussion and electric guitar.
Your Reality is Broken at the Wellcome Collection. On 1st December 2017, MAS productions, the group of which Moss is a member, curated a Friday Night Spectacular at the Wellcome Collection. A night of visceral performance and conversation, exploring altered states, visual illusions, hallucinations, and how these are linked to the creative act.