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Glenn Smith
9-15-18
Glenn Smith

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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!

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

Live at Cantando La Vida

by Glenn Smith

Released 2018
Soundseeds
Released 2018
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Cantando La Vida is the Costa Rica version of Singing Alive (www.singingalive.org). It is a song-share gathering at the lovely Finca Amrta in San Isidro de General, Costa Rica. These were recorded between January 26-29, 2018.
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A few songs I wrote with the awesome chorus of Cantando La Vida enlivening the songs.

Vocal Voyagers Group Improvisations

by Vocal Voyagers

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

an ancient mantra

guitar & vocals by Rowan St. John

bowed cumbus saz & vocals by Glenn Smith

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A song about going on in the face of all that is destroyed.  May we all navigate these earth changes with grace

Recorded live at Finca Amrta in San Isidro de General, Costa Rica January 29, 2018.  This was the night after our gathering - Cantando La Vida (Singing Alive) - ended, with a small but sweet crew to sing along, after i had barely regained my worn-out voice.  

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We've got a lot left to lose

Even though we've lost a lot

So much beauty amidst the wreckage

Sorrow for what we lost

Dreaming for what can be

Can we heal this land?

Can we heal these hearts?

Can we rise from the ashes?

Can we live this dream?

Sorrow for what we lost

Dreaming of what can be

Threads

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Souls

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La Luna

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Soar

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Tornado

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Icy Red

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Heron

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Into

08:11
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Sublime

04:40
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Hallowed Ensemble - Glenn Smith, Lisa Bouchie, John Sprague, Su Eaton, Hilary Lake, Rowan St. John, Chris Sturk, Rick Hahn
10-28-17
Hallowed Ensemble

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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

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11/22/2017
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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

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