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
“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.
‘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
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.
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
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 twentyfestivalLAUNCH 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…
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…
Prabhu Osoniqs passed away suddenly on September 5th 2016 – This breaks my heart as we have lost one very special musician, and gentleman. I first met Prabhu in 2010 at the Heartspace Festival in NSW. We became friends and went on to work and perform together in ‘Harmonic Project’ on the recording of “Divine Resonance” and a number of specialised sound healing performances in Adelaide with Mary Laslett and Stuart Rose. I wrote this tribute to Prabhu, please take a moment to read, and play the track below to hear his divine music.
This video above is our dear Prabhu Osoniqs performing with the Hang instrument (pronounced hung) that he played so well.
“Every seed has the possibility of reaching its ultimate potential, of becoming its true nature. Meditations are the energy field where, like a seed, the Soul gets nourishment and support to grow to its totality, to wholeness.” – Prabhu Osoniqs
Dearest Prabhu ~ We are so incredibly sad to lose you today. We Honour You Dear Soul, and your Incredible Musicianship, and Beaming Spirit. Your quiet and kind voice I can hear speaking the wisdom that you knew, and gave so generously to others.
The blessing of your music has made a positive difference to countless lives, and will continue to ~ the way you played music, the way you shone, the places of great spirit you travelled through sonic worlds to share with us will always be remembered. You are so very loved and treasured in our hearts.
Thank you dear friend and musical brother, for sharing the melody-spirit journey with me from time to time. Your influence on me and quiet words you said will stay with me always.
Words cannot express the honour I feel to have known you, and to have shared in the live creation of music with you. I beleive you are one of the most incredible and important musical voices this country has ever had the honour of hearing.
I will always see you closing your eyes and playing the hang with such passion, flow, precision, and inner quiet. I will always remember you sitting next to me and feeling the sonic light just beaming off you! Thank you for giving us your unique and so special gifts.
We will miss you terribly. Fly free Prabhu, with the divine that you knew. Love always Heather .~*~.
Buy tickets for Touch & Go at Artplay in Melbourne.
I am honoured to be performing as live musician in the new work Sally Chance Dance called “Touch & Go” for children aged 2 years. The show is touring to Melbourne and Brisbane!
Calling all two-year old children and their adults!
From the team that brought the hugely popular This [Baby] Life and Nursery to past Out of the Box festivals comes a brand new performance work, Touch & Go – a dancing game of cause and effect, carefully created for this curious and hands-on age group.
Touch & Go is dedicated to the mighty two year old, inviting them to enter a special world with two friendly dancers, shapes, pathways and live music. Interspersed with playful enticements to become part of the performance, children are free to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.
Creator and Director: Sally Chance
Composer/Musician: Heather Frahn
Performers/Dancers: Stephen Noonan and Felecia Hick
Designer: Wendy Todd
Artistic Associates: Jennifer Andersen and Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool
Produced by Insite Arts
Touch & Go is an interactive dance theatre work with live music specifically made for 2-year-old children and their parents, grandparents and carers.
The work is performed by 3 performers in an interactive designed space which is alive and responsive.
The show is not suitable for children younger than 24 months or older than 36 months.
Each child must have a participating carer with them within the performance. If the child attends with two adults, one of the adults is designated “accompanying”, and is seated within the space to observe. The participating carer is involved with the child in the show in a series of relaxed and specific playful invitations.
Throughout the show, the performers request that participating carers support their child’s experience. This may involve sitting closely to their child as well as letting the child explore, discussing the show with the child, encouraging their attention and taking care of the child’s security within the performance space.