View this email in your browser
It feels like coming home to myself, every time we sing together, no matter who is included in that "we" at any given moment. All skill levels, all backgrounds, all voice types. Whether I'm leading my own workshop, or participating in a vocal jam, or attending a retreat, I feel the same immeasurable joy as our voices dance together through the air. As my friend Jascha so eloquently puts it, singing together provides an opportunity for all of us to explore the ocean within us and the ocean between us. I am so excited to sing with you all again soon!

1. Open Sing
Sunday, March 8
Carnegie Hall, Resnick Education Wing
7 - 9pm
More details coming soon!

In this edition of our monthly workshop on second Sundays, Moving Star ensemble members Onome and Jascha will be leading a collective sonic journey based on a variety of collective vocal practices, including the spontaneously composed choral form known as circle-singing, to help us find and celebrate the music between us.

Expect games and songs that engage the whole group of singers in Moving Star's trademark exploratory style. You will also learn some practical tools for vocal improvisation, such as how to build and join parts, solo, and even lead the group, all while trusting the flow.

2. Save the Date: 4/5 Ecstatic Voyage - a Vocal Intensive
Sunday, April 5
Noon - 5pm
Limited to 12 participants.
Advance registration required. 
Location, $$, and other details coming soon!

This experiential workshop is based on vocal improvisation with breath, touch, movement and relational exercises to explore and deepen the inner and inter-personal capacities of your voice in mind, body, soul. Perfect for vocalists seeking creative inspiration, performers, sound healers, music therapists, and vocal improv enthusiasts. 

3. Booking Inquiries

Some of you have been inquiring about booking me for your events. Thank you! I'd like to make the process easier for you by sharing some details to consider when sending a booking inquiry: 

1. What is the event type? Is it a vocal improv participatory performance, traditional concert performance, workshop, course, conference, retreat, one on one session, panel discussion, site-specific installation, wedding, bar / bat mitzvah, or something else?
2. What is your projected budget? 
3. What is the projected number of participants? Will it be open to the general public, or will it be for a specific population?
4. Are there specific themes that you are looking to explore within the event?
5. What is the time frame of the event? Is it a thirty minute circlesong gathering, a three hour workshop, a six hour intensive, a four week course?
6. What logistics need to be considered? What kind of travel will be involved? Will lodging be necessary? Will food and refreshment be provided? How are these details incorporated into your projected budget?

Click the button and let's design a beautiful, powerful, unforgettable experience!
Booking Inquiries
4. Vocal Coaching
Your literal voice serves as a powerful portal for your symbolic voice in the world. Would you like to feel more grounded and confident in the dynamic capacities of your voice? Invest in a session with me. Clients leave my sessions feeling revitalized, inspired, more in touch with themselves, and a deeper understanding of what their voices can do. Here is more of what you all have to say about my courses and coaching. Thanks for your feedback! Click the button to book a coaching session, or for a free 15 minute exploratory phone consultation.
Book a Session or Free Consultation

5. Lush Tongue Merch

Thanks to those who have purchased an item! You can support my platform by purchasing t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, tote bags, and more. Click the link below to get your Lush Tongue merch.
Buy Now

6. In.Verse
Saturday, March 14
Lethe Lounge
618 w 113th 2F/2R
$20 suggested
Bring your own beverage

I am a member of the experimental vocal lab and performance ensemble Moving Star, and on Saturday, March 14, we will be hosting an amazing night of performances inspired by poetry, composition and vocal improvisation, called In.Verse

Who is Onome?
Onome is a vocalist and interdisciplinary sound artist of Urhobo heritage in the Niger Delta. She incorporates improvisation into her practice as a tool to expand consciousness, creativity, and personal development. Through her audience-interactive performances, workshops and sound installations, Onome embodies joy, enchantment, and infinite possibility. She is an artist-in-residence at Carnegie Hall as a core member of the vocal improvisation lab and ensemble, Moving Star. 

She has performed sound poetry at hundreds of venues nationally, recorded soundscapes for podcasts, and created vocal film scores. She received her MFA in Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a project that encompasses improvisation based on a repertoire of songs by women composers, sound healing, singing immersions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts. She facilitates community vocal immersions at concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, wherever voices gather.
Thank you for reading the Lush Tongue newsletter. Wanna stay? Hooray! Forward this newsletter to your loved ones. Gotta go? Do so below.

Love and gratitude,
Copyright © 2020 Lush Tongue, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp