SoundBath: A Horizontal Concert
Fri, November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25 in advance / $35 at door
Please join us for a very special evening of transcendental music by SoundBath featuring master vocalist Naaz Hosseini; gong and singing bowl magician Peter Blum; bansuri flute virtuoso, Steve Gorn; and healing sounds enchanter, Thomas Workman.
Naaz Hosseini: voice, violin, and movement
Peter Blum: singing bowls, gongs, tingshas, percussion
Steve Gorn: bansuri flutes, clarinet
Thomas Workman: didjeridu, conch shells, various flutes and strings, and more
Music has been used as transformational ritual in practically every culture to attune to nature and celestial events. In this concert of improvised sound and music, it is the intention of the musicians and listeners to create a sacred space. Participants are invited to sit comfortably or lie on mats or blankets in the center of the room, surrounded on all sides by sacred sounds.
Lie down and let the sounds wash through you… Cushions and back jacks provided or bring your own.
Naaz Hosseini is a master vocalist, violinist, dancer, psychotherapist, and voice empowerment coach. As a multi-disciplinary performer she has appeared world-wide with the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and the Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians at numerous venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. As composer/ performer, she collaborated with Pilobolus, the National Theatre of the Deaf, and Bridgman/ Packer Dance. She has given voice attunement workshops at Kripalu, Omega, and the Open Center. Krishna Das has called her CD, SoundPath, “a music of beautiful meaning beyond concepts.”
Peter Blum, musician and hypnotherapist, creates a unique meditational environment using large gongs, bells, cymbals, tuning forks, and his collection of dozens of Himalayan singing bowls. Peter has studied music and sound healing with Dr. Karl Berger, Ustad Jamaluddin Bhartiya, Beautiful Painted Arrow (Joseph Rael), Pauline Oliveros, John Beaulieu, and Don Conreaux. He has given workshops and sound healing concerts at Omega Institute, Abode of the Message, Menla Mountain Retreat Center, The Graduate Institute, and yoga studios across America.
Steve Gorn is a world-renowned musician. His virtuoso bansuri flute is featured on the 2011 Grammy-winning recording “Mino – Journey to the Mountain,” with the Paul Winter Consort, and the Academy Award winning Documentary film, “Born into Brothels”. His unique blend of Indian music and contemporary world music can be heard on recordings with Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Tony Levin, Paul Simon, Glen Velez, Jack DeJohnette, Richie Havens, Deepak Chopra, and many others.
Thomas Workman is certified and active as a Sound Healer. He leads healing sessions with groups and individuals. He is a performer with deep roots in jazz, world folk musics and improvisation, and has helped organize a variety of groups, including the Big Sky Ensemble, BaKana and the Sonitas Project. He has played extensively for theater, and has performed with Steve Gorn, Roswell Rudd, Pete Seeger, Tani Tabbal, Karl Berger, Joakim Lartey, Chris Lane, Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Musical Director), and The Vanaver Caravan, among others.
“Sound healing can quickly align brain waves and regulate respiratory and other systems, while at the same time presenting teachings gathered in deep inner awareness,” says Workman. “Long before I began formally studying sound healing, I was drawn to instruments with deep roots in ancient shamanic healing traditions. They called to me, and became my teachers: didjeridu, conch shells, bone and bamboo and wooden flutes, Siberian jaw harps, extended vocal techniques and more. I was discovering that some traditional sounds and instruments carry healing intention inherently.”