Inward Focus – Autumn into Winter 2020

Inward Focus – Autumn into Winter 2020 : Even with the pandemic, we managed to keep a few old things going and even get a few new things started… Looking forward to 2021, staying safe and trying to use this time wisely. 😉

This album documents from September through December 2020.  Thanks to all the great help from our 2 interns Justus and Andreas plus all the great help from various volunteers!

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Sneek Peek from „Rise of the Evengers“ Immaculate Contraption session 19.09

Finally, the first recordings from the big gig on 19.09.! This clip starts at 12 minutes into our first set of deep improvisational musical meditation with live dub effects… Enjoy! Stay tuned for the final recordings from both sets.  Full info – http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/evengers/

Everyday Superheroes…

Liebe Freund*innen des Baumhauses,

wegen Corona finden leider auch weiterhin keine Community Night oder andere öffentliche Veranstaltungen im Baumhaus statt. Aber wir sind zurück, mit zwei neuen Projekten! Wir laden sehr herzlich wieder zu Austausch und Zusammenarbeit ein…

Zum einen ist da die Werkstatt LMP. Als Teil der Berliner Ernährungsstrategie sollen sogenannte „LebensMittelPunkte“ entstehen – in Kooperation mit dem Baumhaus (wir freuen uns sehr, auch da wir uns darüber jetzt erstmal finanzieren können) und unserem Netzwerk. Wir entwickeln einen Best-Practice-Kiez!

Zum anderen gibt jetzt einen Call for Participation für unser Projekt Rise of the Evengers, die auch das Thema unseres diesjährigen (online) Emergent Berlin Festivals werden.

Wir hoffen, Euch geht es gut! Meldet euch wenn ihr mithelfen oder eigene Projekte verknüpfen wollt…

Scott & Karen

Flow is back! – (Outdoor Edition) – a special musical meditation series

We are back with our popular FLOW active meditation sessions…
Flow :: Special I.G.O. Sessions (last Wednesday of each month) (Outdoors for Corona safety) We meet at Baumhaus but do the session in the back yard of our building.
 
Flow is a state of being… an experience when you allow yourself to be 100% fully engaged in the present moment in a feedback loop between clarity and satisfaction. It is an undeniable sensation where things seem to be more effortless, pleasurable, in sync, and you can easily sense a connection with something greater than yourself; this is what we will create:
 • a connected and mindful meditation where it is possible to blissfully surf the cutting edge of the present moment together…
 • a game where it’s possible to feel excited and calm in the same moment, and everyone can win as much as they like…
Program:
 19:00 – Doors open, meet and greet
 19:45 – Head to the back yard of Panke e.V.
Introduction, warm up & first jams (planting seeds)
 20:30 – Break
 20:45 – Second round of jams (human sequencer game + other fun stuff)
 21:30 – Closing & feedback
+ TBD – poets, singers, instrumentalists etc. send mail to info@baumhausberlin.de to reserve a guest spot
Scott Bolden, co-founder of Das Baumhaus Berlin will share some very easy, practical and effective methods developed during the last 3 years of facilitating the „Improvisational Groove Orchestra“ (I.G.O.) improv vocal jam sessions. Within 20 minutes participants learn to use the common sound space to create resonance in the form of improvisational music where it is quite common to experience some real flow moments…
It is very easy to participate, no musical talent or training is required so anyone is welcome to join. Most of the session is done with eyes closed to avoid visual distractions and keep focus on the co-created sound space. During these sessions we will also have special guest instrumental musicians, poets, writers and beat-boxers etc… If you would like to be a special guest, please send us a message.
 
 
Here are some recording samples from past sessions…
http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/2019/11/19/proof-of-real-magic/
• https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bolden/sets/ego-session-5-nov-13-2014
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden/sets/above-beyond
 Now imagine these with poets and some acoustic improv instruments…
 
*Pay-as-you-feel €8 – €15 :: We ask our guests to consider: • their personal budget • the value of their experiences in the Baumhaus • the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences
** Bring snacks to share, we have bio drinks for sale or you can bring your own!

BC/AC – Before Corona / After Corona

BC/AC – Before Corona / After Corona

Our last events before the big shut down included: several Community Networking Nights, various talks and workshops, meetings from our Baumhaus App Team, several sustainable food Kollektiv sessions and some collaborative design/building sessions.

After the shut down we took some time to meditate on the small things in life as well as start working on our new our new podcast series, „The Corona QuaranTimes“. Have a listen to our first episode, „Slow Down To Catch Up“ while checking out the pics…

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Open Call for Tech Help – Volunteers to help with the Baumhaus App

1 android developer
1 IOS developer
1 front end developer

About 6 months ago we started developing a free App for the people in our network to take advantage of some Baumhaus systems without being in the physical Baumhaus space, like our ‚open greeting zone‘ or our ’needs and resources‘ board, plus a few other nice side features.

If you would like to join our team then send us a message to info@baumhausberlin.de

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Some Creative Reaction In The Moment…

I was doing a bit of vocal meditation today and it manifested itself into an improvisational „Corona Blues Sky Holi-Daze“ moment…

Stay safe, smart and supportive,
Scott

p.s. there is beauty in the little things growing on all around…