Exploring the Heart of Sound

This phrase describes the vocal improvisation facilitation that I do, both one-on-one and in small groups. This is a free service, please contact me if you or your small group would like to experience this.  At the bottom of this page is a flyer from one of the workshops I presented at ITP.

Improvisation, ideas and invention:  I put together another short page to describe some of the facilitation techniques developed by the Music for People organization. These are simple concepts but can have a profound impact on your instincts for musical creativity.


Institute of Transpersonal Psychology presents:

Exploring the heart-of-sound

with William Croft

Through the sound and song of our human voice, we can express feeling and access places inside of us that are unreachable by any other means.  The process of that expression is both nourishing and transformative.  In this evening, you will work with your own unique and personal vocal sounds, in community with other creative singers.  This is a music that resonates with a sense of heart and meaning, authenticity, playfulness and joy.

In such work, the consciousness and synergy of the group, brings new music, melodies and rhythms to life.  The whole in this case, is greater than the sum of its parts.  That is the definition of synergy.  We create a space such that our own sounds spark each other into creative leaps and soaring. 

We can imagine that each of us has within us, an indigenous soul, an ancient part of us that wants to reconnect with earth and nature, our ancestors and our evolution.  And that our songs, our sounds, can help us bridge these seemingly impossible gaps --acting to open doorways for us, reestablishing wisdom and ancient ways of knowing.  This is bringing inner and outer worlds into balance and harmony with nature and ourselves.

All are welcome.  No previous experience necessary.  Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
Friday, __________ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
In the Kiva room at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto
For more information, please call (650) 322-8306
This is a free event!

William Croft has studied with David Darling and the Music for People organization, and has taught vocal improvisation techniques to both individuals and small groups.  He is also a developer of alternative medicine technologies using sound, color, and "heart intelligence" to catalyze mind-body integration/expansion (Lightfield Systems). He has held research positions at Stanford University Medical Center, SRI International, and Sun Microsystems, and has developed communications network technology for over 30 years. 

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