Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The second day of Fresh Inc 2020 was filled with deep breaths and creative thinking as we devoted a day to the practice of Deep Listening.
Tuesday morning began with a Deep Listening workshop led by Brian and Leila Pertl, creative leaders and Fifth House Ensemble’s partners at Lawrence University. Brian and Leila led us through a variety of exercises in breathing, movement, and listening awareness.
Tuesday night saw Fresh Inc’s first livestreamed performance of the week. The Deep Listening jam session featured improvisatory, interactive performances with original compositions by 5HE musicians (and some young guest performer cameos!). For this performance, listeners were encouraged to take an active part in the concert in creative ways– one piece called on the audience to make random noises on a Zoom call, while another composition revolved around everyone making their scariest “monster sounds” together.