Contact us to book Professional Development workshops with Keith Terry or our ensembles who can divide up to teach many groups simultaneously.
BODY MUSIC WITH KEITH TERRY
(Master Class, Residency, Commission)
Using the oldest instrument on the planet — the human body — we clap, slap, snap, step and vocalize our way through some very fun and funky, original and traditional rhythmic music. BODY MUSIC is an effective way of internalizing rhythmic work, which enhances the development of time, timing, phrasing, listening skills, independence, coordination and ensemble awareness. It is a useful tool for musicians, dancers and movers of all kinds, actors, DJs and film editors — anyone interested in deepening their rhythmic skills.
TRADITIONAL BODY MUSIC STYLES WITH KEITH TERRY
(Master Class or Interactive Lecture-Demonstration)
Explores traditional styles from a variety of sources, including hambone (US), kecak and saman (Indonesia), solkatu (India) katajaqq (Nunavut), rus (Morocco), palmas (Spain), and more. Wear comfortable clothing and clean sneakers or jazz shoes. No previous experience necessary.
RHYTHM STUDIO WITH KEITH TERRY
Entertaining and informative, we will identify cultural and historical connections while exploring a variety of rhythmic systems and concepts from around the world, including polyrhythms, crosspulses, polymeters, phasing, half time/double time, and more. Guaranteed to open ears and expand rhythmic horizons.
WHAT IS BODY MUSIC?
Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. Since 1978 Keith Terry has developed a contemporary style of Body Music based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems.