THE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONNECTION
ALP Tools are developed from Reflexive Music, (An original musical structure that provokes relationships between elements of different mediums. While the elements maintain an independence they are perfectly synced cohesion while engaging in direct passionate dialogue with the oppositional and complementary forces of other mediums). Reflexive Music practice enables participants without any prior music education to engage in advanced western classical music interactions.
One of 20th Century most influential 20th Century composer - Ian Xenakis explains in his book "Towards a Metamusic"
defined music in the following way:
It is a sort of comportment necessary for whoever thinks it and makes it.
It is an individual pleroma, a realization.
It is a fixing in sound of imagined virtualizes ( cosmological, philosophical...,arguments)
It is normative, that is, unconsciously it is a model for being or for doing by sympathetic drive.
It is catalytic: its mere presence permits internal psychic or mental transformations in the same way as the crystal ball of the hypnotist.
It is the gratuitous play of a child.
It is a mystical (but atheistic) asceticism. Consequently, expressions of sadness, joy, love and dramatic situations are only very limited particular instances
Reflexive Music is often described by performers and listeners as a "composition of senses using our senses to compose it"
Like in music it has the power to "get stuck in our mind" and this exact nature is what makes us able to experience an ongoing echoing of the state of mind that becomes the outcome of engaging with the music.
THE MINDFULNESS CONNECTION
We offer workshops, seminars & events in various formats according to the needs and conditions of our clients. Companies and organizations invite us for ALP workshops and courses where we teach, practice, perform and integrate the tools to connect employees, give departments the ability to work as a team, and produce a creative and attentive work environment. We know playfulness leads to higher productivity. We practice playfulness as a goal unto itself, not only as the means to an end. With ALP Method the “music” comes back to every situation, and with the ALP Tools everyone is able to sustain it.
Creating Playgrounds within well established organizations and companies directly funds our work with Playgrounds in challenged communities of few resources, low-income schools and refugee camps around the world.
ALP METHOD / ALP TOOLS
ALP is a realtime life approach that develops creativity, empathy and social connection within a group. The approach can be applied to any time-space-condition. Participants can be of any age and come from any background. A group might consist of just 2 people, or it might include 5000 people.
The approach is based on a series of simple exercises that create a safe environment where each participant finds space to discover and express an authentic voice while constructing personal and collective meaning. The approach is internationally practiced and integrated into schools, academies, social organizations, communities and refugee camps around the world.
We focus on “finding’ instead of “searching”. We loop actions with reactions in a circular mode. Within the ALP Approach we refer to this process as Reflexive Music. The music is everything that happens in the action, reaction and the in-between. Here, the term music extends beyond what we know from the world of instruments, orchestras, or choirs. It is about each movement, sound, and intention in the action-reaction event. ALP Approach allows us to explore the possibilities within this space of action and reaction from multiple perspectives. We call this extended layering of perspectives the “I - YOU - WE - WORLD”.
Each individual in an ALP performance has four choices, they can listen, lead, compose, perform or produce. With the ALP Tools we claim the freedom of choosing our time and place to create in a supportive safe environment. This safety operates on three principles: 1) The freedom we find when we let go of our judgment of self and others; 2) The ease we find when we embrace our confusion as a positive state; 3) Provoking mistakes and celebrating them. With the ALP Tools reconfigured as music scores we are able to practice our strengths and weaknesses as observers, innovators and imitators. We begin to experience a healthy balance between these roles that allow individuals and communities to form meaning and engage in heartfelt interaction.
The ALP training uses the ALP tools to train local teams to practice with an associated larger community. The local teams are then empowered to develop and integrate both tools and concepts in order to build a strong and sustainable creative and supportive community.
The Playground is a literal metaphor for an environment in which each individual in a group can find a way to express, connect and play. With the ALP Tools we transform into leaders, develop creativity, work in a team, learn to let go and become strong followers.