Created by Karen Porkka, Edmonton Canada
Also known as “Solo In / Solo Out”
Group stands around the edges of the room in silence.
One person is moved to begin singing and moving toward the center of the circle. Continue improvised singing for as long as you want, and then come to a Motor and begin looping it.
Another person is moved to improvise over that Motor and enters the Circle singing, enjoying the connection with the first person’s part and feeling the freedom of creating a solo over that. When ready, they find an interlocking part and begin looping it.
A third person moves in singing, finds a part to loop, and so on until everyone is in the circle holding a repeated pattern.
When everyone is in, Person One solos over the whole, and slowly makes their way out of the circle and stops singing.
People continue to leave the circle in the order they came in, finally leaving the last person in to sing a solo to finish.
The last person in can take their final solo and turn it into a new Motor, and the Portal begins again in a new order.