Email dialogue between dancers Barbara Kane , Peri Mackintosh, and musician Charles Hayward, June 2015

Hiyas, In response to reflections about Ambient Jam (AJ): Silence works well for me. It is when I am most aware of all the feelings in the space we share. Silence that has music and voices, humorous (or not), listening with our bodies:breathing,moving,watching. AJ is such a special time (I have missed being there). For funders, planning and evaluating I am aware we need ‘words’ – hmmmmmm.  AJ goes far beyond words so how can we possibly use them to ‘describe’ what we share besides in how we have all always done…? I seem to remember from a philosophy teacher that  reality is only a split second between what has just passed into what is next. AJ is real from 1.30 to 3.30 with so many split seconds and various realities happening in a harmony.

Wrote this ages ago – finally sending, Yours in silence xxooxxoo Barbara …………………………………………………………………………………………………… “In silence, words are forgotten. In utter clarity, things appear.” Hung-chi Chen-chueh

Sent by Peri …………………………………………………………………………………………………… Silence as absence of words? To let the unspoken through…. words really get in the way, upset the even playing field, advantage the verbally adept.

The Slits used to sing ‘silence is a rhythm too’. As a drummer it seems to me that the space between beats, the breathing back and forth, is the place where ‘feel’ happens. this email is a contradiction of itself. Charles Hayward …………………………………………………………………………………………………… hear the listening

Peri

 

 

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