Technologies of the Self
Alan Bowers, M.AmSAT
When systems—economic, muscular, and organic—are rightly opposed, there is equilibrium, balance, freedom. Freedom is not laxity but vitality. Lamperti’s dictum, he who does not oppose does not sing, is applicable to all action, walking, standing, and playing, whether that play involves an object or one’s self. The nature of opposition in singing is acquired in part by the skillful use of the third voice, a distand echo of the full voice, with one fifth its intensity and five times its mental fierceness, You will find it wondrous.
The virtuous circle The arc of our lives is inscribed in a breath. At our birth, we inspire and at our deaths we expire, inspiration/expiration. Free the breath. Free your body. Free your voice. Free your breath, a virtuous circle. You’ll begin to live in its circumference at your first lesson. Call me.
“Finding an Alexander teacher of your caliber in this neck of the woods is difficult”