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Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th 2017

Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th

A music and wellbeing project of Hutt Street Centre

Rock Your Sole is a concert featuring live music from “The Outsiders”, “The Harmony Weavers” women’s community choir, and “The JMG Band”. All proceeds go to Hutt Street Centre.

harmony weavers womens choir – heather frahn – michelle byrne – photo by Nikki Hartmann

This year I have had the honour of co-facilitating weekly singing for wellbeing sessions with Michelle Byrne, working with a beautiful group of women from all walks of life. The women’s singing group “The Harmony Weavers” has been created to provide a safe space for women to share and enjoy the benefits of music and meaningful connection.

Our singing sessions are leading toward a community performance ‘Rock Your Sole’ on Saturday November 18th 2017. We are all excited about this concert, and hope you can come along and make a donation to Hutt St Centre, and enjoy the show for the afternoon. See you there for this lovely day of community, connection, and celebration.

Sound Water Waves – Exhibition

Sound Water Waves

Art Exhibition Official Opening
Thurs Nov 2nd 2017
at the SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Artist talks @ 4:30pm
Official opening @ 6:00pm

Exhibition runs until November 17th
Gallery opening hours 11am-5pm Mon-Fri

I am so excited to announce that I’m part of a group art exhibition that opens this week. I have created an interactive sound and projection work called “flow still”, and also a soundscape design that can be heard throughout the gallery. This Thursday night Nov 2nd, will be the launching of this exhibition “Sound Water Waves” at the SASA Gallery with artists Bridgette Minuzzo, Margaret Worth, and Lorry Wedding-Marchioro. The artists will be talking publicly about their works at 4:30pm, and at 6:00pm is the official opening by Dr Christine Nicholls.I’d absolutely love to see you there to share in this special event and celebration of the works on show. Please share this info with those who might be interested.

Meditation and Sound Healing – Friday 10th November

MEDITATION and SOUND HEALING
FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
7.15pm – 9pm     $30 pp

Please join us for the last Meditation and Sound Healing for 2017.
The incredible Heather Frahn will be back in the studio to share her practice of mindfulness of the breath, body sensations and emotions.
Heather is a facilitator and guide in mindfulness and meditation practices including amazing sound therapy and music for relaxation.This workshop is suitable for everyone who is interested in mindfulness…..Press your “Pause Button” and gift yourself a truly relaxing and nourishing heart-mind experience that will leave you wanting more.

Helping Aspire Hope and Empowerment Through Womens Singing Group

Greetings everyone  Contribute to the growth of a Women’s Singing Program with me and Michelle Byrne, in association with the Hutt St Centre, in Adelaide S.A.  This women’s singing group aspires to heal, to empower, to build resilience and friendships – combining the radiant power of singing, with a place of hope and opportunity, helping people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement. All women welcome to join. Please share with others who may benefit from this program. Thank you  More info please contact Sam at Hutt St Centre on 84182553

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Birthing Stories Project - Heather Frahn - Tessa Kowaliw

Birthing Stories Project – VoxPop and Song Launched

“Birthing Stories” is a consumer-led initiative which is a collaboration between a Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network (WCHN) consumer representative Tessa Kowaliw, and sound and music artist Heather Frahn. At its heart lies the birth stories of 12 WCHN consumers – this project has gathered these experiences and used these to create a variety of written, spoken word, song for relaxation, and visual art-based pieces.

Tessa, Heather and participants officially launched the Birthing Stories collection in 2017, including: the custom-composed Birthing Stories song for relaxation piece featuring group lyrics, the Birth Stories Vox Pop podcast, and the Birthing Stories: Art + Poetry exhibition.

Listen and Download Heather’s “Born With You” song and instrumental track for relaxation at https://heatherfrahn.bandcamp.com/album/birthing-stories



“Born With You” recorded by Heather Frahn. All music and vocals performed and produced by Heather Frahn, with guest mandolin by Michelle Byrne.
“Birthing Stories VoxPop” narrated by Tessa Kowaliw, and featuring the voices of Birthing Project participants.
Cover artwork by Tessa Kowaliw inspired by contributions from Birthing Project participants, and David Chapple.
For more information about the Birthing Stories project please contact Tessa Kowaliw via www.omta.com.au
For more information about Heather Frahn music please visit www.heatherfrahn.com
“Born With You” song and VoxPop © 2017 Heather Frahn. Birthing Stories name and concept © 2017 Tessa Kowaliw. All rights reserved.
Tessa and Heather would like to thank Friends of the Women’s and Children’s for funding this pilot project, Heather Dunnachie and Allan Ball for their support, and the eight Birthing Stories participants Claire, Carol, Kathryn, Teagan, Leah, Bria, Sarah and Rainbo, for generously sharing their time, stories and personal insights.

Nava Bodha Winter Gathering at Yoga Cycle

‘nava bodha’ are ancient Sanskrit words meaning ‘to celebrate divine consciousness’.

Please come share in this special winter’s evening celebrating with artistic creations, warming food, and quality time together. I will be joining forces with friends Ilona Weir (harp), Bronnie James (poetry), and Cinzia Schincariol (dance), plus there will be several other wonderful artistic happenings over the evening!

live music • spiritual poetry • physical comedy • aerial artists • visual works • dance

When: Saturday July 29th, 2017
6pm doors open | 6:30pm start
‘til late – supper and connectWhere: The Yoga Cycle Studio
4/22 Ware Street, Thebarton 5031

Supper Complimentary: vegan/gluten free supper and chai tea are complimentary with each ticket

BYO: drinks (wine/beer etc)

Note: this is a no shoes event – shoes left at the door

BOOKINGS: spaces limited – for catering purposes please book online before 22nd July
$40 + booking fee

Meditation and Sound Healing at Queen Street Pilates Studio with Heather

Next Meditation and Sound Healing Event:
Friday 7th July 2017
at 7.15pm-8.30pm

Investment $30pp
Bookings required – Please click here to book in

I am so pleased to be working with Leanne Mollison and team at the Queen Street Pilates Studio, Croydon SA. I am facilitating regular group Meditation and Sound Healing evenings.

In these workshops I will share my practice of mindfulness of the breath, body sensations, emotions, thoughts as well as introduce meditation practices like walking meditation, chanting, even mindfulness of eating.

These workshops are suitable for everyone who is interested in mindfulness, Press your “Pause Button” and gift yourself a truly relaxing and nourishing heart-mind experience that will leave you wanting more.

QSPS Wellness Workshop & Retreats from Queen St Pilates Studio on Vimeo.

Leanne & Heather chat about the guided meditation and sound bath workshops to be held at Queen St Pilates Studio.

Music and the Mind: Heather joins a panel on mental health in the music industry

I am truly delighted to be part of this panel discussing the important topic of mental health in the music industry. The APRA workshop is being held on Tuesday May 30th in Adelaide, please come join us!

This workshop is presented by APRA AMCOS and also another very important organisation Support Act. In fact if you have any spare change this week and would like to make a donation to Support Act, it is a very worthy cause > visit their website here.

Music and the Mind: a panel on mental health

Recent research has shown that there’s a high incidence of depression and anxiety among musicians. With low pay, unreliable work, bullying, stress and other factors all playing a part, keeping your head in check can often be a huge challenge – as can finding support when you need it the most.

To open up discussion about mental health, we’re bringing together a few people for a frank chat about maintaining a healthy – and creative – mind. Lead by Sally Howland (Support Act), the panel will feature psychologist Denni Meredith (ClinPsych Pty Ltd), GP Dr. Jessica Vandekamp (Flinders University Health Service) and artist Heather Frahn. They’ll look at how we can identify mental illness and the steps we can take to support ourselves and others.

Presented by APRA AMCOS and Support Act.

Tuesday May 30th 2017 at 6:00pm
Venue: The Jade Monkey 142-160 Flinders Street Adelaide

Presented by APRA AMCOS and Support Act.

Email sa@apra.com.au to RSVP.

twenty festival - celebrating 20 years of the Arts in Health Program at Flinders Medical Centre

twenty festival

twenty festival - celebrating 20 years of the Arts in Health Program at Flinders Medical CentreYou are invited to attend

twenty

a festival celebrating 20 years of Arts in Health @ FMC 

Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide

27 – 31 March 2017

A whopping 36 events over 5 days showcasing the breadth and scope of Arts in Health @ FMC with presentations, panels, performances and participatory workshops run by guest presenters and experienced Arts in Health @ FMC staff and performers.

Don’t miss the twenty festival LAUNCH by Hon John Hill on Monday 27th March 2017 from 12 – 1pm, followed by Meet the FMC Artists-in-Residence panel featuring:

Catherine Truman, John Blines, Jessie Lumb, Steph Fuller, Penny Griggs and Dr Michael Michael.

During the week long festival I will be presenting a few sessions in the program, Including…

2 sound relaxation sessions (soundbath)
Tuesday March 28th – register here
And Thursday March 30th – register here

2 mindfulness meditation sessions
Tuesday March 28th – register here
And Thursday March 30th – register here

1 singing workshop with Bec Watt and Bindi Blacher
Monday March 27th – register here

Please spread the word and book early to avoid disappointment!

See you there!
Heather

 

Our Corka Bubs Performance

Heather Composes Music for Our Corka Bubs

Our Corka Bubs Performance
L-R: Gina Rings, Caleena Sansbury, Taree Sansbury, Owen Love.
Image by Chris Herzfeld in Mt Gambier.
Choreographer and Director Gina Rings, Musical Director and Composer Heather Frahn, dancers Taree and Caleena Sansbury, live musician and story teller Owen Love, and Designer Chantal Henley.

A big part of my life recently has been having the exciting opportunity to be Musical Director and Composer for a new work produced by Country Arts SA called “Our Corka Bubs”. I was honoured to work with Choreographer and Director Gina Rings, dancers Taree and Caleena Sansbury, live musician and story teller Owen Love, and Designer Chantal Henley.

This beautiful new show had it’s debut performances to sold out audiences at Tandanya Arts Centre in Adelaide, and followed on with a 3 week tour throughout regional South Australia, receiving rave reviews and positive interest.

Our Corka Bubs is grounded in theories of early childhood development and Aboriginal storytelling. The performance uses gentle motifs and gestural dance along with traditional live and recorded sounds.  This mixture creates a gently interactive and transformative work paying attention to a baby’s need to both explore and to feel secure.

Our Corka Bubs is based on This (Baby) Life by Sally Chance.

I am so proud of the music that was created for the show, and I’m hoping to make the music available for purchase later this year due to popular demand! Stay tuned for this…

Heather.