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.

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 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 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.

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 since picking up anything that makes sound. Recently focusing more on the voice, he has recorded several acapella looping CD's, as well as leading community (and school) singing circles. While he enjoys doing solo work, his greatest joy is getting everyone singing together, whether in an improvised "Vocal Voyagers" circle (www.myspace.com/vocalvoyagers), or crafting songs that invite participation. Glenn aims to make music a more communal activity, and hopes to lead the way with his own creations. Glenn's main website is at http://www.soundseeds.com, and much new work can be found at http://www.soundcloud.com/musicglenn.

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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.

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.

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Voices

Glenn Smith

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Voices

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An all-vocal serenade for the soul, used by massage therapists, yogis, and anyone desiring a voyage deep into still waters of misty magic.

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.

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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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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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Winter Warming

Glenn Smith

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Winter Warming

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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.

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