Moran Wiesel is a musician, facilitator, ecotherapist, and wordsmith. They are passionate about the potential of creative/musical/embodiment in (re)envisioning how we connect.
As an ecotherapist and facilitator, Moran co-founded Earth Enspiralled and the Deep Ecology and Active Hope Network Tasmania, offering earth connection and authentic movement workshops. Highlights include the takanya Deep Ecology Immersion, “Nature Nurturing” with the Huon STEM expo, and “Movement in the Forest” at the Styx Valley. In 2020 Moran partnered with Kickstart Arts to co-facilitate the embodied somatic workshop series Embodied Earth, Embodied Arts: Work that Reconnects, and in 2019 co-founded EarthWalks: Walking Connections in Country in mannalegna’s Country (NE Tasmania).
As a harpist/flautist they have toured with Musica Viva in Schools’ “Adventures in Antarctica” around primary schools in so-called Australia. They offer therapeutic sound baths around nipaluna/Hobart, and partner with yidaki player Tim Devereux to perform monthly at the Nyari Niara Good Spirit Festival Home HEARTh Markets. Moran studied flute with CSO flautist Teresa Rabe, acquiring an A.T.C.L. (Associate Trinity College London), Distinction, and with world-renowned harpists Alice Giles AM and Diana Rowan.
Moran thrives in collaborating across artforms to create works that deeply question our relationship with ourselves, community, earth, and the universe. In 2021 Moran, with regular collaborator Dr Sue Stack, was selected for the TasPerforms Tarraleah Residency to develop “The Forest in My Backyard”: a multi-disciplinary show featuring music, spoken word, storytelling, and original set design. They are also collaborating with harpist Alice Giles in offering an innovative new program and music-listening experience, Listening with the Body: A Harp Journey.
Moran is passionate about the power of words and ideas in tangling our relationship with Earth. They are editor of Friends of the Earth's national magazine Chain Reaction. Moran is a spoken word poet, regularly performing at Silver Words, appearing at the Source Co-op Sessions, and often combining their appearance with harp. They were a 2021 Tasmanian finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam, and will feature in the forthcoming publication “Oasis Anthology”. Moran studied a Bachelor of Arts, Degree with Honours (Geography) at the University of Melbourne, are currently completing a Diploma of Ecotherapy with “Earth Create Heal”, and becoming a registered Counsellor.