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Dance Spirit Live

by Various

Dance Spirit Live is an event hosted by Jon Just Jon (Jon Holland) and Lisa Bouchie. They invite various musicians for a monthly improvised creation for dancers of all ages. Usually occuring at the Florence Community Center in Florence, MA.

Campfire Choir

by Glenn Smith

Released 2019
Soundseeds
Released 2019
Soundseeds
Gather round the fire and sing with me, from Costa Rica to California to Massachusetts.
NOTES
Music for everyone - we gather round the fire and sing to our heart's content. Simple songs that many are hearing for the first time as they join in. Some of these are songs I have written, a few are improvisations I led. I find that the campfire is the ideal setting - immersed in nature, with the sounds of critters joining in. Dropping into the communal ecstasy of joining voices. Many of these were …
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Glenn Smith
9-15-18
Glenn Smith

Story

Recorded during the relentless blast of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, from the safety of Florence, MA.  One piano improvisation (recorded 9-14-18) overlaid with another piano improvisation (recorded 9-15-18).  This is the first time I have recorded 2 complete improvisations over one another, a technique i am excited to continue.  

May the Carolinas rise once again!

Konvergenz Live 2019

by Konvergenz

Released 2019
Released 2019
Live recordings from a new group (formed Summer 2019) arising in western Massachusetts - Konvergenz creates spontaneous music for dancers and all beings.
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Konvergenz is a delightfully fresh cosmic explosion of different life perspectives being integrated into one unified whole. The purpose: Raise The Vibration and Make The People Dance through spontaneously created ecstatic music. With an ever shifting cast of musicians, Konvergenz morphs through improvised electroacoustic soundscapes that are haunting, insightful, alluring, and catalytic, drawing the listener into a frenzied trance of collective inspiration.


Marie Eyeball – Etheric Vocals
Nash Atkins – Guitar, Synth, Vocals, Percussion
Gabe Salomon –Synth/…
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Voices

by Glenn Smith

Released 2005
Soundseeds
Released 2005
Soundseeds
An all-vocal serenade for the soul, used by massage therapists, yogis, and anyone desiring a voyage deep into still waters of misty magic.
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unlike all other instruments, voice comes from within, from our breath, and heart, and mind, and soul. sound emerges from nothingness. let it float you to the heart of magic.

Constellating Novas

by Glenn Smith

Released 2014
Soundseeds
Released 2014
Soundseeds
Keys of the piano coming together to form constellations
NOTES
Prayers in sound, created in the moment

Fly

by Glenn Smith

Released 2007
Soundseeds
Released 2007
Soundseeds
A pulsing prayer which takes flight on looped and bowed guitar with melodic vocal soaring, this song cycle takes you across many landscapes and into the heavens.
NOTES
Glenn Smith dreams in melody, crafting songs (both improvised and composed) that take the listener both deeper inside and across new audio landscapes. Whether playing guitar, piano, percussion, or singing, Glenn strives for a sound that is both new and familiar, a sound that connects heart and soul. While the instruments are all acoustic, Glenn often uses looping to create a web of sound. Glenn has been playing music since 1981, starting as a drummer and …
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Mandala Dance

by Mandala Dance Ensemble

Excerpts from the gathering we call Mandala Dance, which happens in western Massachusetts periodically. All music is improvised by our ensemble for the night. More info at www.mandaladance.net

Solo Live Improvisations

by Glenn Smith

Soundseeds
Soundseeds
Many of these were recorded live at various dance jams in the Western Massachusetts area, where I will typically play a 2-hour set, all improvised. I also play with other folks, but these are ones i've done solo, on a variety of instruments

Burning Alive

by Glenn Smith

Released 2015
Soundseeds
Released 2015
Soundseeds
Songs and sounds in a new land - live and live-looped instant creations which speak to moving into a bigger self and burning off the old.
NOTES
Glenn Smith explores many realms through music - from the joyous to the sublime to reflective wondering. Using voice, guitar, piano, and percussion, he weaves many strands together to form the web. Visit www.soundseeds.com or www.soundcloud.com/musicglenn.

Electrify (Demos)

by Glenn Smith

Demos for the creation of a new band to play improvised, trancy, noisy, joyous rock. In western MA. Large ensemble for grand voyages.

Makapali Live

by Makapali


Bill Winslow - piano
Rowan St. John - guitar, vocals
Glenn Smith - drums, vocals
Matt Swift - bass
Bobby Dolan - hand drums, percussion
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Bill Winslow - piano
Rowan St. John - guitar, vocals
Glenn Smith - drums, vocals
Matt Swift - bass
Bobby Dolan - hand drums, percussion

Vocal Voyagers Group Improvisations

by Vocal Voyagers

Soundseeds
Soundseeds
A collection of live recordings of Vocal Voyagers singing circles - improvisational circles facilitated by Glenn Smith. Glenn has been facilitating Vocal Voyagers since 2006, and has studied with Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and others.
  • 08:46 Lyrics Ooh Du Wa Shwa (Circlesong)

    A group vocal improvisation, with different sections directed by members of the group of about 30 people.  Part of a 2-hour Vocal Voyagers circle, facilitated by Glenn Smith.  

    Live at Cantando La Vida (Singing Alive) at Finca Amrta in San Isidro de General, Costa Rica on January 27, 2018.

    More at www.soundseeds.com/vocalvoyagers

  • 05:54 Story Aba Oh
  • 12:41 Lyrics Haylay Ooh (Circlesong)

    a group vocal improvisation with about 30 people, each person creating their own part, adding in one by one.  This is part of a 2-hour circle, playing with various improvisational structures, facilitated by Glenn Smith.  

    live at Cantando La Vida (Singing Alive) at Finca Amrta in San Isidro de General, Costa Rica, January 27, 2018.

    See more at www.soundseeds.com/vocalvoyagers

  • 04:50 Lyrics Open Tone

    An opening to a 2-hour vocal improvisation circle called Vocal Voyagers, facilitated by Glenn Smith.  12-17-17 in Northampton, MA.  

    More info at www.soundseeds.com/vocalvoyagers

  • 07:37 Story Close Tone
  • 08:34 Story Seebeedee
  • 05:03 Lyrics Conversation

    An excerpt of a 2-hour Vocal Voyagers session.  This one highlights a non-verbal "conversation" between 2 people over a backing chorus.  All completely improvised.

    Live at Cantando La Vida (Singing Alive) at Finca Amrta in San Isidro de General, January 27, 2018.

    Vocal Voyagers is facilitated by Glenn Smith, who has been leading groups in MA, CA, and Costa Rica since 2006.  

    More info at:  www.soundseeds.com/vocalvoyagers

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More info on Vocal Voyagers at www.soundseeds.com/vocalvoyagers

Sleepytime Serenades

by Glenn Smith

Released 2012
Soundseeds
Released 2012
Soundseeds
Lullabies for all ages - an all-vocal serenade into dreamtime

Winter Warming

by Glenn Smith

Released 2003
Soundseeds
Released 2003
Soundseeds
winter. contemplation. inward. quiet. a time to tend your fire, to make sure that the soft glowing embers will be there when your heart need warming. A warm world of layered guitar and voice, bound to leave you contemplating the wonders of existence.
Glenn Smith & Rowan St. John
unknown

Story

Sherab Chamma

an ancient mantra

guitar & vocals by Rowan St. John

bowed cumbus saz & vocals by Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith
2015
Glenn Smith
Hallowed Ensemble - Glenn Smith, Lisa Bouchie, John Sprague, Su Eaton, Hilary Lake, Rowan St. John, Chris Sturk, Rick Hahn
10-28-17
Hallowed Ensemble

Lyrics

An improvised ensemble jam for the ancestors at the All Hallow's Eve gathering presented by Unifier Festival and Pollinate.  

This is a compilation of 3 segments from our 50+ minute jam.  Matt started a bass line, and we were off for the next 50 minutes non-stop.  

Glenn Smith (www.soundseeds.com) - drum kit, vocals
Matt Swift (goo.gl/Bo7YYk) - bass
Hilary Lake (soundcloud.com/hilairy-lake) - vocals, violin
Chris Sturk (soundcloud.com/binaural-beat-brothers) - electric guitar
Rowan St. John (soundcloud.com/spiralhouse-music) - acoustic guitar
John Sprague (www.sunyataproductions.com)- flute, vocals, piano, percussion
Lisa Bouchie - djun djun
Su Eaton (soundcloud.com/sunsucreations)- vocals
Rick Hahn - violin

Glenn Smith, Matt Swift, Su Eaton, Rowan St. John
11/22/2017
Glenn Smith, Matt Swift, Su Eaton, Rowan St. John

Story

Live improvisation recorded at the Healing Arts Sanctuary at First Churches, Northampton, MA 11-22-17.

Glenn Smith - piano
Matt Swift - bass
Su Eaton - Vocals
Rowan St. John - guitar

Glenn Smith
9-15-18
Glenn Smith

Story

A piano improvisation, with another piano improvisation layered.  Recorded 9-14-18 & 9-15-18 in Florence, MA.  

Glenn Smith & Moti Zemelman

Story

A completely improvised set of music, a collaboration between Glenn Smith and Moti Zemelman. August 15, 2017 for the ABCD Contact Dance Jam at the Montague Retreat Center in Montague, MA.