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Joachim Goerke – Piano Songs for Silence & Celebration

Saturday, July 20 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Solo Concert – Piano Songs for Silence & Celebration, a meditative sound experience with audience participation

Joachim Goerke is a singer, composer and an exceptional pianist. He incorporates excellent technique with intuitive, authentic playing. His music transcends the barriers between classical music and jazz – his is a music between worlds.

He has previously played in the Universal Hall for the Findhorn Dance Festival in 2022 and came back in 2023 as concert pianist and singer in his solo concert “Piano Songs of Silence”. This year we are delighted to welcome him back for a meditative sound experience with audience participation 

His very special way to touch the “keys” is pointing directly to the soul and heart. Within the flow of the evening will also be vocal improvisations, mantric songs and an open invitation for audience participation. 

Find more info about Joachim and listen to more of his music here

Entry is a suggested donation of £10 on the door – cash only please

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT AND PRECEDING WORKSHOP ARE NOT BEING RUN BY UNIVERSAL HALL PROMOTIONS. For enquiries, please contact Carolin Waldmann on 07413 219 994, or homecominginsong@gmail.com.

This concert is part of a week-long workshop called “Homecoming in Song and Stillness” taking place between the 15 – 21 of July in the Findhorn Ecovillage. It is a musical collaboration between Joachim Goerke and the well-known local musician and Findhorn Community Member Barbara Swetina with a series of open events which can be found here on Barbara’s website.

The Art of Vocal Improvisation and Circlesinging Workshop

Saturday, 20th of July

10am – 12.30 pm

Before the concert Joachim will be offering a workshop in which he will share his profound skills to get us into a circle of sounds and vocal music beyond words. He will be using an improvisational form of singing called Circlesinging to create a spirit of freedom and connection in community. Musical patterns emerge from improvisation which are then assigned to individuals or groups to build on them. 

The patterns are mostly sounds, opening participants into a singing experience without language barrier and an inner musical freedom. It generates a deep experience of  “I am” and “I am a part of everything”.

Come and join this experience of aliveness, simplicity, fun and inclusivity for all ages! 

Price: £30 General Admission / £25 Concession on the door – cash only please

Universal Hall

The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
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