In order to em-body our different roles in the big game of life we have…exactly…a body. In my role as musician I was able to connect the body and the music and guess what was formed…exactly…body music. However, this is nothing new, on the contrary, body music is possibly the oldest form of music we know on our planet earth.
Clapping, knocking, flipping, pounding, laughing and much more – these are all natural sounds we can generate with our body (and you will guess of a few more, I’m sure…)
In body music, these natural sounds build our repertoire. We are the instrument ourselves, we are the music. What we need? Our body – not more and certainly not less.
You don’t have an idea how this could be and sound like? Have a look at the video. Although the speaker talks in German you will get a first taste.
It’s fun to make music this way on your own but doing and experiencing this with other body musicians, ‘grooving’ together – beware: you can easily get hooked on it…
It´s getting serious…
The Brazilian body music formation „Barbatuques“ unifies rhythm with brazilian groove in such a wonderful and colorful way.
‚Stomp‘ is known for superlative rhythm shows.
An excerpt: pure and powerful body music!
The singers of the Australian choir Gondwana Voices are between 10 and 17 years old. Their performances are extraordinary.
Colorful bodypercussion that makes you wanna join…. 🙂
Mayumana: its origins in Israel and now with artists from all over the world. This one is bodymusic while seated – brilliant!