Bhutanese prayer flags • Honolulu Academy of the Arts
When I talk to someone for the first time about Rhythm Full Circle, often that person claims to be “rhythmically challenged” or have “no rhythm.” How can that be? Your heart beats. Your breath flows in and out. Cycles of moons and seasons regulate your life. Our world is a symphony of vibration, pulse, and pattern.
We are rhythmic beings and being in rhythm is our natural state. When circumstances interrupt that state, when unnatural or artificial rhythms are imposed upon us,
we feel dis-ease. We suffer.
A rhythm circle, based on the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process, is a place to re-connect with our natural state. There is no agenda, schedule, exam, or grade. We don’t know how far we will go—the journey itself is the goal. In that, there can be no failure: We always achieve our goal.
Starting on the Big Island March 2015. Immerse yourself in this form of moving, musical exploration. Develop your awareness and deepen your understanding of rhythm in its many forms. You don’t need to play an instrument. People from all paths come together to transform their relationship to music, to each other, and to life. Bring your curiosity! More info…
LISTEN to the report on NPR: Rhythm in music is about timing — when notes start and stop. And now scientists say they’ve found a curious pattern that’s common to musical rhythm. It’s a pattern also found in nature.
I’ve just returned from the
Bay Area and a week of immersion
in the TaKeTiNa field.
This patch of sidewalk lies
just beside the community center
where all major TaKeTiNa
trainings, workshops, and
other events have taken place
over the last ten years.
I’ve tread this path many times,
but this time it held
Perhaps, you, too, will find
the question intriguing.