Four Immersive Days of Work in the Guitar Circle. Guitar & Audience Craft

Techniques and Exercises for Audients and Guitarists.

The Guitar Circle welcomes players and audients of all ages and levels of experience, from absolute beginners to professionals.

The art of craft is universal. The artful craft of Guitar Craft is also specific.

Guitar Craft is a way of developing a relationship with guitar, music, and with ourselves. Guitar and Audience Craft techniques and exercises provide a foundation for taking the performance event to a higher level.

The Guitar Circle is a way of working which strengthens community. We also rock out!

Robert Fripp
Friday 26th. November, 2021
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THE GUITAR CIRCLE WITH ROBERT FRIPP

August 22-26, 2022

If performing music is to enter our world, the role of the audience is as necessary as the role of the musician.

So, for the first time in the life of Guitar Craft and the Guitar Circle, we are inviting audients to this Intro, to learn the performance techniques and approaches available to Crafty Guitarists.

Performing music has its own intelligence, but can music change the world? If so, how? How does a musician become present in the place within them where music lives, or visits for a while? How is an audient present within themself when music visits? How does music come into our lives? What is involved in the process of musical performance?

For those interested in guitar playing, work will be on acoustic guitars in the New Standard Tuning – CGDAEG. Guitar meetings / workshops will be in groups of all sizes, including individual meetings with the Guitar Buddies.

This Introduction to the work of the Guitar Circle will also include classes in Alexander Technique, Orchestral Maneuvers, T’ai Chi, Zen meditation, The Process Of Performance, and Doing Nothing – As Much As You Can!

There is nothing solemn about any of this, and I’m intending to have a good time. This is an approach to perform, performing, serious performing and performing seriously.

I recommend that everyone come with an aim.

You are invited.

Robert Fripp

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Schedule

An Introduction to the Guitar Circle with Robert Fripp will begin at 3pm on August 22nd, 2022, and ends at 12pm on August 26th, 2022.
Each day’s schedule is intense, beginning in the early morning and running through to the night with activities in small and large groups. The exact detailed schedule will be decided at the course itself, responding to the needs of the group. However, as a reference, please see this basic structure of a day at a GC Course:

Typical Day October 22

  • 7:00am – 7:45am

    Morning sitting (led by RF)

  • 8:00am – 9:30am

    Breakfast and Q&A (with RF and staff)

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm

    Multiple small group meetings, each lasting 45′-60′ with breaks between meetings (with RF and staff)

  • 1:00pm – 2:30m

    Lunch and Q&A (with RF and staff)

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm

    Multiple small group meetings (with RF and staff)

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm

    Tea time and Q&A (for Robert and staff)

  • 5:15pm – 7:00pm

    Multiple small group meetings (with RF and staff)

  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

    Dinner and Q&A (for Robert and staff)

  • 9:30pm – 11:00pm

    House of Guitars: everyone welcome to join, with or without guitars (led by RF)

During Robert Fripp’s Introduction to the Guitar Circle, nothing is compulsory but some things are necessary. Robert feels strongly that alcohol and drug use are incompatible with this work and are strongly discouraged. Hey, the anticipated polyrhythms* alone are enough to deter anyone from even thinking about drinking! So, any participant who partakes in drugs or alcohol during the event may be asked to forego participating in our activities. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Polyrhythms: The simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in a musical composition. Rhythmic conflicts, or cross-rhythms, may occur within a single metre (e.g., two eighth notes against triplet eighths or worse!) and may even be reinforced by simultaneous combinations of conflicting metres. You will happily experience some of these during Robert’s event!

Staff

Robert Fripp

Guitarists and More

Dev Ray

Guitarists and More

Jacqueline Binder

Guitarists and More

Curt Golden

Guitar Buddies

Tom Redmond

Guitarists and More

Tony Geballe

Guitar Buddies

Sandra Bain Cushman

Orchestral Maneuvers

Kim Cary

Orchestral Maneuvers

Erin Wigger

Alexander Technique

Chris Doering

The Process of Performance

Christina Fleming

Orchestral Maneuvers

Pricing and Registration

Robert Fripp, Guitar Circle, and Dreamcatcher Events all respectfully ask that everyone attending be fully vaccinated and/or tested for Covid.

Musicians and music fans of all styles and levels are welcome to attend Introduction To The Guitar Circle – but we do recommend that everyone who plans on playing bring a steel-stringed acoustic guitar!

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,599

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name your own roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration.

    *Please note, pricing is per person and all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion and all payments and deposits are non-refundable.

  • Single Room – King Bed
    3,599

    Standard room with one king bed for one participant.

    *Please note, pricing is per person and all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion and all payments and deposits are non-refundable.

  • Couple’s Room
    4,799

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Glen Cove Mansion, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and are welcome to attend any meetings & activities together. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is per couple.

    *Please note, all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion and all payments and deposits are non-refundable.

  • Couple’s Suite
    4,999

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Glen Cove Mansion, we recommend this price point. You both share deluxe accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and are welcome to attend any meetings & activities together. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is per couple.

    *Please note, all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion and all payments and deposits are non-refundable.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 9.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plan – Upon checkout, you have the option to pay in full or one 50% installment.
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the credit card on file on July 1, 2022.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.
  • Dreamcatcher Events LLC reserves the right to re-schedule any event if there should be an “Act of God,” pandemic, natural disaster, or any other circumstance which makes an event impossible to hold. In this circumstance, Dreamcatcher may issue full financial credit in the amount paid to all registrants who have paid. These “Credited” funds may be used solely for the specific event to be rescheduled. The financial credit shall last two years from the dates of postponement. Registration refunds will not be distributed in the event that an event has to be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond Dreamcatcher’s control. This also applies to any registrant who may not be able to attend an event due to Covid and/or Force Measure.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove Long Island, New York

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Setting & Accommodations

The property features beautiful rooms and suites, which are situated in contemporary guest wings extending from the mansion. Meals will be shared in the Garden Room Restaurant, which has amazing views of the property. Guests can hang at Pub 1910. There are also a number of tranquil outdoor areas overlooking the Mansion’s Gardens, if you would like to take a break from the action.

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AREA ATTRACTIONS

Arial_WEBGlen Cove is a popular destination thanks to its pristine beaches, a gorgeous golf course and tree lined parks. New York City is an easy, short train ride from the property. There are a number of full-service marinas for boating enthusiasts. There is a city yacht club and a fully renovated launch ramp, which provides easy access to North Shore waterways..

Travel Directions

The Mansion at Glen Cove

Address
200 Dosoris Ln
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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