Explore methods of listening with your entire body. We’ll explore the components of sounds (overtones), attune our listening skills, and play with embodied music. Shawn will include selections of his “Musical Anatomy” artwork, and his unique visual approach to exploring sound. His custom instruments such as the Overtone Crown and Somatic Percussion Station will place you in the center of the musical experience, connected to the instruments. A fun exploration of how sound and music can bring organization and harmony to your internal world. No musical experience necessary!
Shawn Feeney works at the intersection between visual art, music, and the healing arts. He earned his BA in Music from Harvard College and his MFA in Intermedia from the University of Auckland. Feeney also holds Certificates in Forensic Facial Imaging from the FBI Academy, and Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He studied under Mario Davidovsky, Ivan Tcherepnin, Philip Dadson, and Silvia Nakkach. Feeney worked as a Forensic Artist for the Suffolk County Police Department in New York, and in the Art Department of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. He has composed music for American Repertory Theater, toured as bassist with Regina Spektor & Only Son, and played drums with Odds of Survival. His work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Audiofoundation HQ in Auckland, and CounterPULSE in San Francisco. Feeney has been artist-in-residence at the Swall Institute in Yosemite, CA, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. His clients and collaborators include Teatro alla Scala, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Barnes Foundation, and the Exploratorium. He currently lives and works in Beacon, New York.
The Auracle & Overtone Crown demo at CIIS from Shawn Feeney
Some feedback from Morning Tuneup sessions in Berkeley:
“Wonderful experience. Both meditative, healing, and lots of fun. Shawn is a great teacher and guide. Thanks.”
— David Kelley
“Thank you Shawn! This is such a great way to start a Sunday. The exercises help me to tune into myself and the latter part with the rhythm is a fun way to achieve together and also help me keeping in focus.”
– Minna Sivola
“Relaxing & different. Shawn is an engaging, supportive leader.”