1001 Ways to Make Music 

1001 WAYS TO MAKE MUSIC MAGIC 

CREATING A STRONG COMMUNITY THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION 

what is a “soundseed”? 

This is a work-in-progress, a brainstorm to envision all the ways in which one might use music. 

  

PARTICIPATORY GATHERINGS (FACILITATED OR NOT) 

SING-ALONG / GROUP VOCALIZING 

MUSICIANS LEADING SONGS WITH AUDIENCE 

Pete Seeger 

Beautiful Chorus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzL5JRC7N8Q 

Kirtan / Mantra 

  

MUSICIANS LEADING IMPROV SINGING WITH AUDIENCE 

Wild Roots (Amit Carmeli)…

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1980-89 Soundseeds Music Picks 

GLENN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS (1980-89). Favorite album by each artist listed first, albums that are in close running listed after. Various Artist albums only included if they are composed of material not released elsewhere. If an album was recorded in the 70’s but released in the 80’s, generally not included. All artists from the US unless noted after release year

1. PRINCE (*& THE REVOLUTION) - Sign o’ the Times (1987) / Purple Rain* (1984) / 1999 (1982) / Around The World In A Day* (1985) / Parade* (1986) /…

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Soundseeds Favorite Albums of 2016! 

Soundseeds Favorite Albums of 2016
by Glenn Smith
many of these can be heard here (hit "shuffle" and enjoy the ride):  https://open.spotify.com/user/123785190/playlist/5q007dfJ0k0BexNaDCYzCA

  1. Stephen Katz - Cello Temple (http://www.stephenkatzmusic.com)

  • Beautiful improvised journeys, all recorded live for dance jams in Massachusetts.  Stephen is pioneering new sonic possibilities with the cello, and his combination of rhythmic and ambient elements is perfect for meditative movement.  

  • Tina Malia -…

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    My Favorite Albums 1980-85 

    1980-85 were my teen years, and music was IMPORTANT, especially cause i was in a band (Mental Ward, and before that The Sniperz - egads!).   After spending far too much time on this, I present a bunch of my favorites (in some kind of rough order).  Some I loved then, some I have come to love since then.  And past the 150 mark, I may not have listened to the whole album (yet).  

    GLENN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS (1980-85).  Favorite album by each artist listed first, albums that are in close running listed after

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    Soundseeds Top Albums of 2015 

    Here it is - a lot of listening later!!!  And a work in progress ...
    Most of these are on a Spotify playlist, so if you're on Spotify, set it on shuffle and let er rip:  http://open.spotify.com/user/123785190/playlist/3p4fIydB3gQueOxXqAKzbR.
    I included a link to check out music on the ones that aren't on Spotify.  
    Further listening needed on most of these!

    MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2015 (in rough order)

     

    KAMASI WASHINGTON - The Epic

    This is what I've really been missing from the music world since the early…

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    community rights - the first shot of the second american revolution? 

    I've been thinkin of putting some volunteer time into the community rights movement.  seems like one of the best things happenin.   the cure for depression is to feel like i'm making a contribution to the essential work of transforming culture.  course i need enough to survive, but i'm happy to live a bare-bones material life if it means i can put more time into good work.  i can pretty easily get by on $10K a year if i'm doing cool things that are making a difference.  even less if i'm not paying for food…

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    so why am i depressed? 

     

    SO WHY AM I DEPRESSED?

    Maybe its cause in every “civilized” country, the people who lived closest to the land have been genocided (killed / enslaved / forced to assimilate), and instead of having a “genocide remembrance day” we celebrate “columbus day.”

    Maybe its cause many species of plants and animals have been completely destroyed, mostly by human activity. 

    Maybe its cause we continue to torture all sea life with sonic blasts for the “national defense.” 

    Maybe its cause we treat animals like…

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