"There is a special place we can go...
It's a place where instruments from around the world play together for peace and harmony... a place where music bubbles up spontaneously from stillness, to rise and fall like ocean waves... a place where the song plays the people, instead of the people playing the song... It's this special place improvisational healing group Tranceformation has been exploring since 2004, transporting audiences right along with them.
Up for a visit?"
written by Cole Hons
Tranceformation is a State College musical group devoted to creating music in the moment for healing, transformation and joy. Using instruments from around the world and around the home, they delight, inspire and challenge their audiences to find rhythm and music all around them. The members include Chris Bittner, Jennifer Bittner, Marty Gillespie & Carol Lindsay. Their combined musical careers span more than 160 years and the music genres from classical, rock, African, celtic, folk, world and jazz. Over the years, they have performed at the PA Festival of the Arts, People's Choice Festival, Centre County Grange Fair, Lebanon College, First Night State College, East West Crossings Tea & Book Store and the Center for Well-Being.
Contact - Carol Lindsay 814-237-8450
Rhythm Play was formed by Marty Gillespie & Carol Lindsay to bring music, rhythm and fun to people of all ages. It is based on the concept of the drum circle where everyone in the circle gets to choose their instrument, find their "voice" through that instrument and create a symphony of sound and rhythm together. Participants are seated in chairs in a circle with the instruments, which we provide, in the center.
Benefits of the drum circle:
Fun, self expression, stress reduction, social interaction, community building, develop eye/hand co-ordination, builds self-esteem, encourages creativity, strengthens motor skills, exercise for the mind/body/spirit, multi-generational family activity.
We are available for conferences, retreats, lunch time stress reduction sessions, business team building exercises, parties for kids of all ages and celebrations of any kind.