Solo Live Improvisations

Glenn Smith

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

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Campfire Choir

Glenn Smith

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Campfire Choir

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Gather round the fire and sing with me, from Costa Rica to California to Massachusetts. 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

Gather round the fire and sing with me, from Costa Rica to California to Massachusetts. 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 recorded in Costa Rica at Cantando La Vida (Singing Alive), a gathering centered around song-sharing. These gatherings (www.singingalive.org) and other similar gatherings are great places to dive in deep, but the simple backyard fire with friends will certainly do the job, and that is where the other songs were recorded - with friends in Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, CA and at Earthdance and Sirius communities in western Massachusetts. And I include two songs that are not around a fire, but capture the same communal spirit of creative vocal expression. Enjoy and then host your own campfire!

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Piano

Glenn Smith

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Piano

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An outpouring of piano improvisations, all designed for a dance performance. After years of wanting to do a piano album, I recorded these in a 5-day period in March 2002, reflecting just about everything that had been building over my 16 years of playing.

"This instrumental piano disc swept me up from the first listen with pretty melodies that

An outpouring of piano improvisations, all designed for a dance performance. After years of wanting to do a piano album, I recorded these in a 5-day period in March 2002, reflecting just about everything that had been building over my 16 years of playing.

"This instrumental piano disc swept me up from the first listen with pretty melodies that made me want to close my eyes and let myself be transported by the music ... Smith's Piano isn't exactly light, but none of the 16 tracks weigh heavy on a listener either, or fade into the background, or dull the senses with repetition - as instrumental tracks sometimes can. . . Lots of talent, there, both in his fingers and, I suspect, in his mind and heart as well." - Jennifer Savage, Arcata Eye

"Luscious! Textures and Landscapes to dance to and live to! Especially useful in movement improvisation classes,guided relaxation, and movement therapy work. There's a real range of feelings in Glenn Smith's music. The tracks on these CDs help my students discover more expressive range in their movements and their lives." – Jandy Bergman, dance instructor, Humboldt State University

Glenn Smith's piano is imbued with the playfulness of a child, the wisdom of a sage and the sensitivity of someone whose ears & heart are as open as his fingers are alive." - Lila Nelson, musician

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Constellating Novas

Glenn Smith

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Keys of the piano coming together to form constellations

Prayers in sound, created in the moment

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Fly

Glenn Smith

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Fly

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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.

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Burning Alive

Glenn Smith

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Burning Alive

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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. Some acapella creations, along with songs using acoustic guitar, flute, piano, voice and percussion.

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Vocal Voyagers Group Improvisations

Vocal Voyagers

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.

More info on Vocal Voyagers at www.soundseeds.com/vocal-voyagers

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Electrify (Demos)

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.

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Dance Spirit Live

Dance Spirit Ensemble

A monthly event with live improvised music for an all-ages dance on Sunday mornings in Northampton, MA. Hosted by Jon Just Jon and Lisa Bouchie with a different mix of 4-7 musicians each month. More info at www.dancespirit.org.

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