ORCHARD of pomegranates
What is Orchard of Pomegranates?
Welcome to Orchard of Pomegranates!
I’m hoping you’ll find an abundance of “fruits” here, to nourish your creativity.
Our global community gathers online and in person, in order to “practice practice” (in the words of feminist composer Pauline Oliveros.) Through sharing in each other’s works and processes we support creativity in all of its stages.
I am Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, a composer, vocalist, improviser, multidisciplinary-artist and mother of three small children.
I founded Orchard of Pomegranates in 2019, to answer my own deep desire for a communal practice-space.
As an independent artist of many years, I know how lonely our individual processes can feel. How lost we can get inside ourselves when we’re dreaming up a new work. I wanted to make a space that is not “goal oriented,” but rather, practice-focused. Where we can show up tangled and imperfect, and work through our own creative processes while witnessing others’ as well; A space that can support you as an independent creative from the dreaming and shedding stages, all the way through to the full realization of a new work.
In order to do so, I invite some of my favourite artists, dreamers, innovators and thinkers to share in their knowledge with us through masterclasses, workshops and listening parties; We gather monthly to share our works in “What’s Your Story? Labs” that I facilitate; We DreamWeave together (our version of communal dream-journaling); Through one-on-one sessions, I accompany individual creative endeavours – be it freeing your voice (vocal-function work in the Somatic Voicework© method), songwriting and composition, improvisation practices, Jazz repertoire, and all the way to making an effective EPK, production and label services.
I invite you to enter these rooms with a beginners’ mindset, with the curiosity of a child. Together, we will try new things, stretch our creative palettes and our imagination, in order to remain inspired and expand our practices.
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About Founder - Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
Ayelet’s story is an intricate one, laced with stories of immigration, collaboration, and creation. Born in Jerusalem, this Montréal-based artist is a composer-improviser-performer-dreamactivist and Deep-Listener. She is a mother to three small children and to eleven albums as a band-leader or co-leader. Among her many collaborators are composer John Zorn, ETHEL string quartet, dancer Susanna Hood and Palestinian poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
A graduate of New England Conservatory, Ayelet is certified in Jeannie Lovetri’s Somatic Voicework, and in the process of certification as a Deep Listening practitioner from Pauline Oliveros’ Center for Deep Listening. Aside from her work as a musician and mentor, Ayelet engages in video-editing, hand-drawing animations, painting, collaging, poetry writing and translation (Hebrew-English)
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Join our Mailing List, our private Facebook Group and Follow our Patreon (for free) to get updates on our current offerings.
If you’d like to “test the waters”, drop us a line through this website, to find out when our next free event is happening! We’d love to see you!
Of course, our favourite way of engaging with you is via Patreon as it’s an ongoing, more in-depth relationship, starting at $5CA a month.
Do you want to support Orchard regardless of specific activities?
The best way to support us is by becoming a patreon and making a monthly contribution of your choosing. Your support means a TON and helps sustain this community!
We also welcome your support by helping spread the word, share our events, comment on our posts and send the information to your creative friends who may need exactly the “medicine” we offer.