Meet The Team
about the project
The Indeterminacy Method trains you to think across sectors with neurosurgeons, dream researchers, psychologists, movement specialists, entrepreneurs, doctors, and philosophers - we extract this knowledge And apply it to life.
The voice is an integral part of communication. And yet, we barely think about it. Kathy teaches us how to use our voice as an instrument with range and variability. We zoom in on something as simple as our breath and learn how to comport ourselves with more awareness and integrity.
dR. sAMUEL Veissière
As a metaphor borrowed from the material sciences, ‘resilience’ describes the properties of a material that bends back into its original shape after encountering a stressor. The construct of ‘antifragility’ takes this dynamic further to describe the adaptation strategies of systems and organisms that grow and thrive from encountering uncertainty and disorder. Dr. Veissiere coaches individuals to develop anti-fragile goals and strategies within their own personal and professional lives.
Dr. Esin Gunduz
Esin teaches us how we can transform uncomfortable energy - whether it is vertigo or the surprise of unexpected news - and channel these sensations into sound. This method of sonic release, allows us to grapple with otherwise incomprehensible experiences and externalize them.
When we walk into the proverbial burning house or encounter the unexpected chess move, how prepared are we to react with ease? Movement coach Alanna conditions individuals to attain the instincts necessary to navigate within chaotic situations.
dR. Jamie Currie
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by communication? Most of us seek strategies to disconnect without sacrificing our jobs and relationships. Dr. Currie offers lessons in the art of disconnecting and strategies for how to incorperate disconnection into our lives in the 21st Century.
"Pigeon language" is a simplified means of communication that develops between two or more groups that do not have a language in common. Ben provides individuals with an expanded set of tools for navigating these situations. We learn a repertoire of alternatives approaches for speaking across sectors.
How to Re-Discipline in the 21st Century
There is intense pressure in today's world to “find” yourself.
This quest to locate your identity might feel overwhelming. So where should you start?
The search for identity can be recast as a search to find your voice.
You find your voice by becoming immersed in great ideas from across disciplines. You begin by trying on ideas, like outfits, the way children do. Imagine a box of dress-up clothes where your child-self dons scrubs and a stethoscope or pulls out a colander/space helmet in a search for Martians. As adults, you might no longer literally dress-up in the doctor or astronaut costume, but you do need to don the cloaks of different ideas.
By thinking of influences as costumes that you try on, you free yourself up to imagine what it would be like to live inside different worldviews. With time, you experience your own voice bursting out and asserting itself. You begin to speak through the influence and discover your individuation and identity. An initial period of being lost, confused, and fascinated by a treasure chest of possible outfits, gradually gives way to the emergence of your creative self. By joining the ICG community, you are invited into a world of new identities in the making.
As the founder and director, I look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Stanzi Vaubel
how does a color sound?
In collaboration with:
Composer ESIN GUNDUZ
Visual artist MICHAEL MANDOLFO
Over the past year, ICG has been collaborating with visual artist Michael Mandolfo and sound composer Esin Gunduz to create a vocabulary for interpreting colors. The intention is to create a context where anyone, no matter their background, can enter into this spatial environment and become immersed by the sounds of color. In the process, participants are able to channel otherwise incomprehensible sensations and externalize them into sonic form.
Once individuals start using their voice, they have the opportunity to begin relating to the colors they see, through their bodies. ICG’s Color Scores are called an “experiential performance”, because they are created with the intention of inviting the audience to participate in the experience. By welcoming pure noise instead of pitches and set frequencies, the sound compositions do not categorize participants according to their gender and voice range as in a traditional choir. By not requiring previous voice or ear training education, the sound scores avoid the gap between those who were privileged with musical education and those who were not. Composer Esin Gunduz articulates: “the way we describe sound is tied to our sensorial experiences. Describing the "warmth" of a sound relates sound to a type of temperature. Describing the "sharpness" of a sound relates it to our bodily experiences of (being hurt by) objects. We reflexively react to sound at times; such as raising our eyebrows when we hear voices in upper-spectra (like a boy-choir), or clearing our throats after hearing a “scratchy” throat-sound.”
In Color Score, we seek to create a setting where audience members are invited to engage both passively and actively in creating sound themselves. For those who are interested in learning the score, they can attend a rehearsal leading into the performance itself. However, even those who did not attend the rehearsal, may find themselves inspired to participate, enveloped in the sonic/visual vocabulary of Color Score, we find that audience members begin to intuitively learn the sonic vocabulary and improvise their own sounds.
ICG’s Color Score is a multimedia project that is deigned as both teaching tool and immersive performance, allowing the audience to engage with the synthetic dimension of the colors that surround and wash over their total perception.