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.

Cathleen Schine

“Going to see Alan Bowers to learn the Alexander
technique is my favorite hour of the week”

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Tod Fitzpatrick, D.M.A., Cert. in Vocology

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number of our students”

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Walker Clark - Master Peak Performance Coach

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Dr. Julia Grella O'Connell

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Jean Turn

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