Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy cycles

You can listen to my musical improvisation as you read this posti by clicking the play button below.

The Circle - improvisation
Helen Yee - throat singing and violin ©2010

A circle...
For the last ten weeks I've been a part of Jamie Ridler's group coaching telecircle, called Circe's Circle. It's with celebration and a touch of sadness that we now depart from this wonderful and supportive circle. The happy part of this experience is all I've accomplished and been awakened to in my own creative process during these weeks. When I began the circle, I knew I had a collaborative project to look forward to. But soon, another creative project landed and another opportunity to be profiled for a television segment arrived. My summer was launching to full tilt rather quickly. And the culmination of these events has been a joyful, artistically fulfilling, connecting experience. And so, the question hovers in my awareness, expectantly: What's next?

As I mentioned last week, I want to explore what my own creations will be, outside of the ever-so-comfortable-for-me nest of creative collaboration. What will I create when left to my own devices? What will I be inspired by? What do I have inside me?

The beauty of beginning
I am continuing to explore, "If the word is love..." as a jumping off point for exploring my solo creative project. The music that accompanies this post is just that, one of my adventures in the land of solo improvisation. I'm happy to be digging through my bag of skills and tools, and tinkering with the possibilities. Possibilities. I like that word.


  1. LOVE your musical improvisations! I'm sure your tinkering will lead to lots of interesting and happy possibility!!

  2. love your violin! and the voice exercise, was that you, too!
    you are a talented treasure!

    yay for possibilities!!!!

  3. You do have so many possibilities! Congrats on the TV gig and the other opportunities coming your way! Your improvisation is very cool--puts me in a meditative mood.

  4. Hi Helen,
    I am really enjoying listening to your improvisations as I write this. It is so different from the music I usually listen to. Thank you for introducing me to something new that fascinates me. I so glad I will be able to follow your journey. I know you have so many exciting things ahead of you.