Stillness Falls | Chandelle Rimmer Memory fit - How I learnt to exercise my memory 1 day ago   12:09

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Being true to yourself is difficult enough, but add another person into the equation and it’s even harder. Performing pieces from their collaborative music research project, Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters explore musical truths through open improvisation and themes including flight and fear of facing the truth from a child’s perspective. In the process, the MacEwan University music profs discover how to be true to the new voice they are creating together. Canadian jazz musicians Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters are both well versed in the Canadian jazz scene, having shared the stage with numerous distinguished musicians over the past 25 years. Both Tom and Chandelle are faculty members in the Department of Music at MacEwan University, and recently released their first collaborative project, Stillness Falls, through the university’s record label, Bent River Records.

When they first started working together, they decided that they wanted to collaborate not only as performers, but also as composers. They were delighted to discover that in many ways it was easier than writing music in isolation. Sharing in the responsibilities for a composition’s creation and development freed them up in a way that often led to wonderfully unpredictable outcomes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Memory fit - How I learnt to exercise my memory Stillness Falls | Chandelle Rimmer 1 day ago   14:31

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Our modern lives hinge on learning from a young age, but wouldn’t it be a lot easier if we first learnt how to learn and remember?

Anastasia Woolmer guides us on her journey from a physical to a mental athlete. After a career as a professional Ballet and Contemporary dancer, she completed a university degree with very little high school behind her. Like many of us, she studied without the benefit of memory techniques, just a lot of over preparation and late nights. Anastasia discusses what a dramatic difference memory training has made on her life since then. We can all benefit immensely from directed memory skills and a little practice pays big dividends. This talk reveals that combining the two types of fitness training – mental and physical – helps us to achieve the most out of life.

Anastasia is a two times Australian Memory Champion, is the first female to hold this title and has set several Australian memory records along the way. Anastasia is a 2 x Australian Memory Champion and holds several Australian memory records. She is both a physical and mental athlete, with an international career as a professional Ballet and Contemporary dancer. Her love of learning attracted her to memory sports as a path to absorb new information quickly and she now helps others to learn memory techniques. Anastasia is also uniquely able to demonstrate the mental imagery she uses during memorisation.

Anastasia believes combining both physical and mental fitness gives us the best chance for a happy and full healthy life. She knows that anyone can train themselves to perform remarkable memory feats and bypass slower conventional learning methods. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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