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Explore the collaboration between inspiration and logic in creativity

Find the groove in your soundscapes

Develop your artistry through improvisation, risk, and collaboration

Reconnect with your playful inner self to achieve creative freedom

Alberto Moreno

Alberto Moreno has received numerous awards including 7 Regional Emmys. He has also composed music scores for television and film. With a passion for music at an early age and growing up in Hollywood, he soon found himself playing in rock bands and recording in all the major studios in L.A. Creatively that wasn’t enough, so he added more tools to play with in his repertoire and went into creating television content for all the major networks. As a professional in the television and music industry for over 25 years, Alberto always searched for the secrets that made a production “a hit.” 

 

What was it about it that resonated with so many people wanting to see or hear it? He soon realized that music, sound, light, and moving pictures, had one thing in common - frequencies. And everything in the world was actually a frequency of vibration. His approach to his work in the entertainment industry has always been about how does it feel - is it in the groove. So what is that? How do you get there? To that groove’, swing, mojo, “The Secret”, in the flow, abundance, manifesting success thing. Alberto in this session will explore and share the knowledge he has acquired over his long career in achieving just that. How to be in the flow… in the groove.

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Patrick Cannell is a composer and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent projects include the scores to Academy Award-nominated José Rivera’s "The Fall of a Sparrow," Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated Zaza Urushadze’s "Anton," and Rashaad Ernesto Green’s "Premature," which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Beyond film, projects include an upcoming Netflix original series from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio, Ferdinand), Clio and Cannes Gold Lion award-winning TV, Internet and Super Bowl commercials, the score for an innovative Broadway musical dramedy, and orchestral scores for permanent exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

John Thomas Dodson

John Thomas Dodson is an orchestra conductor, mindfulness teacher, consultant, author and speaker. He has conducted in renowned venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Severance Hall, Athens Megaron Concert Hall and the Hungarian State Opera House, leading concerts with orchestras in the United States, Greece, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Dodson was selected to study Buddhist Traditions in the Himalayas through a National Endowment for the Humanities program at College of the Holy Cross. He later worked with a life-long student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Trungpa Rinpoche, and has attended numerous silent retreats studying meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as presented by S. N. Goenka, one of the foremost teachers of Vipassana of our time. 

Dodson participated in programs exploring Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He authored the leadership development program “Substance of Leadership: Practicing Internal Transformation,” and he founded Blue Heron Mindfulness Living, where he coaches high-performance leaders and performers. John Thomas Dodson has presented at international conferences and led mindfulness sessions in the US, abroad, and online. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Siena Heights University.

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Alex Hummingson

Alex is a multi-award winning and critically acclaimed composer, performer, singer, and writer. She has collaborated with Sony Music Entertainment Sweden as a recording artist and with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Poland as a composer. Alex’s poetry has also recently been published with SWEA New York and the Swedish Breast Cancer Association, amongst others. 

 

Alex’s voice acting credits include The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Series of Mana.  Active on both sides of the Atlantic, she is currently moving into story telling through production roles, as well as writing her first novel and recording new songs in the studio. An anthology of her poetry is forthcoming.

Jonathan Byrd

Jonathan Byrd is a stargazer, award-winning songwriter, poet, and live-streamer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

 

He is best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America. In 2003, he was among the winners of the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival. He set a record for CD sales at the festival that year, making more sales than the main stage acts. His song, "The Ballad of Larry" has been listed a "Top Rated Song" by Americana-UK.

 

He primarily performs solo and accompanies himself in a variety of traditional acoustic guitar styles. His recordings have featured a variety of instrumental ensembles and typically include one or more instrumental tracks that feature Byrd's skillful flatpicking technique. Occasionally he also appears with the Athens, Georgia based world music duo, Dromedary.