In taoist practice, the so of itself refers to the ultimate state of oneness, or being complete from conception. This completeness exists in both people and all that surrounds them: nature. In music, it exists in both professionals and amateurs, born of the practice through which we strip away artifice and all that we confuse with substance, and preserve and respect vulnerability as inherent strength. Not something we can discover, the so is present yet gives no notice.
Through lecture and performance, drummer Jeremy Dutton will demonstrate how the so of itself is present, musically, within all of us. Dutton will give concrete examples regarding specific melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic movements that reflect the so’s simplicity, and share personal stories that suggest an early and natural awareness of the so of itself in many of us. To close, he will share activities that help us engage greater awareness of the so, thereby guiding us toward self-acceptance and down our individual artistic paths.
Dutton will be joined by Harish Raghavan on bass and Ben Wendel on saxophone.
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