Community Musical Play facilitator Christopher Fleck. Photo by Greg Osoba.

Music has been an important part of Christopher Fleck’s life for decades and he’s now using sound and movement to bring people together in facilitated sessions he calls “Community Musical Play.”

Fleck launched the free weekly outdoor sessions, which take place Saturday afternoons, this spring at a community space on Cortes Island. The idea is to encourage “spontaneous improvised expression.” He facilitates the gatherings by introducing ways our bodies can make sound and move and aims to create a safe space for emotional expression, without any right or wrong way to do things, or for expected outcomes.

Fleck believes Community Musical Play can promote good health, by creating the opportunity for participants to let go and be present within a group where things are constantly changing and one can just play.

Find out more in the CKTZ News interview below:

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