Tag Archives: contemplative music

Song for the New Year

A intuitive song for New Year’s 2013.

The instrument is an Oscar© a steel tongue-drum, HAPI drum, created by Tribal Thunder from the original design of Oscar De Los Santos of Ontario, Canada. This particular version is a 6-note Ake Bono tuning.

 

Lament for Wind and Rain

The Destruction of Hurricane Sandy

The massive storm called Sandy is still whipping up tremendous wind and rain. Even on the very periphery of the system we are being affected. In sympathy for those lives which will be forever changed due to Sandy I offer this lament. With these vocables, I hope that my soulful musical meditation speaks to you. Continue reading

Earth Hour Lament

Earth Hour March 2012. During the candlelit hour I recorded this little improvisational lament to our Blue Planet home. I hope that my soulful musical meditation conveys a little of my prayer for healing of our world. The ‘words’ I sing are a type of vocalise, invented words, or vocables in the spirit of Jonathan Elias’ The Prayer Cycle, or Karl Jenkins Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary.

The instrument is an Oscar© a steel tongue-drum, HAPI drum, created by Tribal Thunder from the original design of Oscar De Los Santos of Ontario, Canada. This particular version is a 6 note Ake Bono tuning.

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Sounding in Sedona

My recent trip to the mystical red rocks of Sedona, Arizona gave me the courage to experiment with recording my intuitive music for the first time.  The Airport Mesa Vortex was where I filmed this. In my backpack I carried my little G minor pentatonic kalimba and I just set my camera down on the rock beside me and hoped for the best. I had never tried this before, so I was pleased that the sound pickup was fairly good on my little Canon, until joined by a helicopter. This one particular trail, Overlook Point, about 4,600ft is reserved for meditation. Hikers are asked to be cognizant of that and keep quiet. I had a good 15 minutes by myself before I was joined by others. People come from all over the world to experience the subtle energy of these red rock vortexes, swirling centres of energy emanating from the surface of the earth. This energy resonates with and strengthens the inner being and is a very uplifting experience. To me this is one of the thin places. A place where Spirit touches soul. I hope that my soulful musical meditation conveys just a little of that. The ‘words’ I sing are a type of vocalise, invented words, or vocables in the spirit of Jonathan Elias’ The Prayer Cycle, or Karl Jenkins Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary.