DEEP LISTENING, MEDITATION & LAUGHTER WITH LARAAJI
20/06/2018
FULL BOARD: $1,429

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Laraaji is synonymous with ambient music, meditation and cosmic energy - his Laughter workshops, deep listening performances and yoga tours have become a program highlight at some of the worlds finest arts institutions, festivals and clubs. Awakened to mysticism in the 70's, Laraaji bought a second hand zither and began busking around Manhattan and Brooklyn - he was playing in Washington Square Park when Brian Eno heard him, resulting in Laraaji recording the third release of Eno's seminal "Ambient" series. Forty years and almost fifty albums later, Laraaji is at the forefront of deep listening and ambient music - he has collaborated with Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Blues Control and Sun Araw, released on Stones Throw subsidiary Leaving Records, produced Boiler Room sessions and toured worldwide.

Laraaji's course at CAMP will be an idyllic immersion into ambient music, meditation, laughter and deep listening. Surrounded by the peaceful mountain peaks, waterfalls and forests of the Haute Couserans, with courses taking place indoors and outdoors, participants will enjoy a variety of activities including:

Musical performances. Laraaji will perform using electric zither, voice, percussion, kalimba and synths, exploring textures, tones, chordal drones and rhythms.
Laughter: The Best Medicine (A playshop). Focusing on the health benefits of heavy laughter, through a series of hilariously playful laughter-cises. All leading into deep relaxation and meditation.
Gong with the wind: a tone journey. Laraaji invites gong tones to carry us into light and sound immersion
Guided relaxation with spoken word and live musical accompanyment - guided deep relaxation for body, heart, and soul
Nada Yoga: hearing inner music as a yogic practice. It's about identifying your inner cosmic sound current and focusing upon it, cultivating a lighter personal energy field and an expanded cosmic self-integration.
I Am Dance: a 2 hour movement meditation with love and live music.

The sessions will be accompanied by optional outdoors activities led by CAMP crew, including guided mountaineering, sound recording walks, visits to local beauty points, and downtime to hang out, relax, enjoy the local food and wine, and learn informally from Laraaji, the CAMP crew, and your fellow students.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FOR CLASSES: COMFORTABLE CLOTHING. GOOD WALKING BOOTS, DAY SACK & WATERPROOFS ADVISED FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING MATERIALS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE, CONSIDERATION OF WORK FOR DIGITAL & PHYSICAL RELEASE.