Music at Camp Caravan

If you’re planning a visit to a Camp Caravan seminar or event, we invite you to bring your musical instruments. Pianists may also have the opportunity to work with the Gurdjieff/de Hartmann Movements music. Please contact us at media@campcaravan.org with questions.

Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music

We draw inspiration from the music resulting from the collaboration of G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. And we are pleased to announce (as of 2016-10-02) a major contribution by Elan Sicroff in bringing this collaboration to life through the Thomas de Hartmann project (described below), and in particular a one hour Dutch broadcast featuring Elan and Katharina Naomi Paul playing de Hartmann's music, available through this link: VPRO Vrije Geluiden De Hartmann Special.

The link is to a TV broadcast that Elan did in Holland to mark the public launch of the TdH project. The program is a very popular weekly event, and the host is very well known. Normally it consists of three or four segments, but twice a year it is devoted to a single subject. This time it was Thomas de Hartmann. It consists of an interview with Elan, interspersed with some wonderful pieces of music, some of which you may know, and others may be new. There are excerpts from the now-public CD set. The 50-minute show starts in Dutch (don't be deterred) and quickly goes into English with Dutch subtitles.


G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann

Camp Caravan supports the work of the Thomas de Hartmann project, an effort to make the works of that composer better known. View details. Hear Elan Sicroff perform Kurd Shepherd Melody at YouTube and learn more at the Sicroff website http://www.sicroff.com.

Listen to the voice of Thomas de Hartmann and some of his comments about music on YouTube.


Thomas and Olga de Hartmann

Thomas de Hartmann collaborated with G.I. Gurdjieff to create the Movements music and the sacred music for solo piano. Less known is his extraordinary body of classical music. Under the umbrella of the education mission of the MREC, this Project aims to bring that music back to public awareness. Elan Sicroff, pianist and artistic director, began to develop the Project in 2006. In 2010 Sicroff met Gert-Jan Blom, artistic producer for the Metropole Orkestra in the Netherlands. Together they embarked on a five-year project recording a large body of music representative of the scope of de Hartmann's work. In the spring of 2016, they will release a set of seven CDs, including vocal and chamber music and works for solo piano. The recording phase of the Project was funded primarily through private MREC donations. The next phase includes public outreach and education in the form of recitals and lecture/recitals. View www.sicroff.com for Project details.

 

Camp Caravan singing

The Camp Caravan community enjoys singing together. We work on opening our voices through the use of breath, relaxation, and visualization. Singing together allows us to experience the beauty and resonance of a shared sound, no matter what our personal history is with making music, or our ability to match pitches.

Some of the Gurdjieff Movements include vocalizing and the blending of voices, and our work with community singing allows us greater access.

We invite you to suggest songs for us to explore as a group, media@campcaravan.org especially easy rounds or canons, international selections, and songs that evoke a strong feeling in you.

Here are the words to some of the songs we share. Song Sheet