As well as the Gongs and Human Voice, you will experience a weaving of sounds from Santur, Crystal Bowls, Singing Stone, Drums, Rattles, Koncovka (shepherds flute), Fujara (Slovakian flute), Drumla, Monochord, Handpan, Koto, Native American Flutes… to mention but a few of the main characters of this great Musical Improvisation. A combination of alpha and omega music, dissonance and harmony which will take you on an inner journey. Music in full, dissonant music which creates life, is the music of the Now. Harmonious and coherent music that dissolves in the physical background.
Syntonic rules of rarely used musical way, were suggested by Dane Rudhyar in his music of dissonant harmony – Syntony – a synthesis of tone differences made in order to bring about a different, dimensionless world of endless potential.
We perform these concerts regularly in many countries around the world, since 2002. Joined by our local hosts and musicians skilled in Sacred Tone Improvisation to perform together spontaneously where each musician is regarded as a channel in an inspired ensemble of equal masters. Bringing the audience to a deep state of the ‘Here and Now’. This will be the first tour of this magnitude in North America. Bringing the message of Peace and Unity through sound.
The purpose and goal of Tone of Life is to nurture the quantum shifting of consciousness of the audience in order to initiate an inclusive state of universality rather than an exclusive one. All of the concerts are healing concerts using holistic resonance of the gong as its mystic chord.
A strong musical influence for these concerts is Pianist/Composer Dane Rudhyar who originated what he called Syntonic Music. Rudhyar believed that the Human Kingdom and Nature’s Deva Kingdom could be brought together in a functional synthesis enabling the audience members who were considered Initiates to experience a shift in consciousness. They at that time saw it as spiritual initiation through a mystical chord resulting in a more aware working together union of humanity with nature. Spontaneity of Spiritual Free-Jazz as well as the Holy Sound Improvisation always appears at the gates of eternity, the oneness of the Now. Rudhyar believed that this was Alpha/Omega music, both Primal and Electronic fused together.
A Gong Bath is a submersion in the ocean of sound… no physical water or bathing suit involved! All you do is lye comfortably on a mat and close your eyes. Like during the relaxation after a Yoga class. We create the soundtrack… As you submerge in the deep ocean of sound, your mind, body and soul is bathed with the tones of the Gong. The aim is to go int a deep state of relaxation, taking you to a space of non-ego or neutrality, a space of bliss where the body’s natural healing process begins…
Space filled with the tone of the gong is where alpha and omega sounds unite. It is a vibrant place, where all-pervading waves of tones unite and sway as waves of the ocean. That sound field is considered an acoustic matrix or vortex of holistic tones which is capable of evoking dematerialization and leading the listener to the state where no lapse of time is perceived. This state is referred to as the deeply healing gong bath.
In the oceanic waters of the gong tones, the quantum field of awareness is present. Here, a sole suggestion of intention may give birth to it in the chaos of mind that is full of potential. When we awaken, we are ready to come back to the outer world, revived, calm and full of energy. Gong Bath is compared to mini holidays when we are both a drop and the sea. Mentally we dissolve and appear again. Our come back might be compared to rebirth. Our awareness dispels all tensions and the process of recovering begins. We live in the times of the widespread change. Some people claim, that the global mind is arising. It is believed that we live in the most auspicious times since the gong appeared. We have the opportunity to spiritualize matter and lead to a quantum change of the level of human happiness.
About the Gong Workshop: The Art of Sound Healing
This workshop is dedicated to those interested in a glimpse into different approaches using Sound and Music as a tool for unifying the Mind, Body, Emotions and Soul on the way to a deeper connection with Spirit. Approaches used by our ancestors, tailored to our modern day needs.
Our ancestors used sound in many ways, which we have long forgotten. During our years of practice, investigation, travel and study we have re-encountered many of these wonderful practices and adapted them to our current way of living. We practice and share a synthesis using ancient techniques backed by modern tools and case study research.
Working in an experiential way, we will guide you through The Art of Sound Healing in an interactive and receptive way. Working with Sound in a Therapeutic setting with groups or on a one to one basis to support ongoing healing processes, relive stress, prevent illness and/or support spiritual development and growth.
We present the use of a wide variety of instruments which we use in a Sound Session, how to apply and combine in a smooth flowing way, with the Gong as a Main Player, but not exclusive!
Some of the topics and practices we will share:
Healing benefits of Trance achieved with Sound… Over the years we have discovered than many ancient traditions have at their core, ‘Trance State’ achieved through sound as a way to connect with your true self or at least to begin to discover Who am I? When in this magical trance state, we have direct access to our spirit. As we begin to connect with trust to this primordial energy which exists within all things, we are able to see more clearly the way to a Joyful, Healthy, Happy life.
Sacred Tone Improvisation… “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived”. When we allow ourselves to go with the flow of whatever comes, in the mystery of life, without the need to control, we are improvising. Jamming with different kind of instruments and singing circles can be very deep experiences, bringing our awareness to the present, ‘here and now’ to the flow. Improvisation can be the way to our intuition and a mature relationship with others and all that surrounds you. In finding yourself through musical improvisation, you will find yourself able to improvise in life with full expression…
Our approach to Individual and Group Sound Session… Demonstration of our approach to the technical set up when offering a one to one Sound session, using Gongs, Singing Bowls, Drums, Flutes, Shruti Box, Voice, Monocord, Crystal Bowls and other instruments.
Meditation Practice… We will guide you through beautiful meditations with Solfeggio sounds and light… (read more about Pandora Star)
Sound is one of the most powerful tools on the road to transformation and healing.
The Sound of the Gong and other frequencies that we use in this workshop, help you to realise, let go and open yourself to all that you are.
True sound comes from the Heart, from within, from the soul.
Merge with this sound and follow it!!!
Come join us, as without a mystery there would be no act of creation, so we invite you to discover the great mystery that awaits us inherently as the Soul Theatre.
We look forward to meeting You!
Tom & Abby
Read more about Us TOUR CALENDAR:
9 September 2016 – Concert / Gong Bath
Joshua Tree, CA
“Bhakti Fest- Hanuman Stage”
11 September 2016 – Concert / Gong Bath
Joshua Tree, CA
“Bhakti Fest- Hanuman Stage”
13 September 2016 – Gong Bath
Venice Beach, CA
14-15 September 2016 – Workshop
“Maliby Canyon Ranch”
16 September 2016 – Concert
Los Angels, CA
“First Unitarian Church”
17 September 2016 – Concert
San Diego, CA
23 September 2016 – Concert
“Unity of Phoenix”
24 September 2016 – Workshop
“Unity of Phoenix”
27 September 2016 – Gong Bath
“New Life Center”
30 September 2016 – Concert
San Rafael, CA
“TMS Performing Arts Centre”
1-2 October 2016 – Workshop
8 October 2016 – Sound Meditation / PresentationPortland, OR
11 October 2016 – Concert
“Unity of Seattle”
12 October 2016 – Workshops
“Unity of Seattle”
13 October 2016 – Concert
“Unity of Vancouver”
15-16 October 2016 – Workshop