Music of the Spheres of Being: A Harmonic Presence evening with David Hykes
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Long Beach, CA
Join us for this rare SoCal evening with sacred world music pioneer, David Hykes, founder of Harmonic Chant and the Harmonic Presence contemplative work.
Hykes has been described by The New York Times as "a composer-mystic who reminds us that music has powers we usually forget."
On hearing Hykes' work, violinist Yehudi Menuhin remarked, "David Hykes has opened a new dimension in music... he has in fact brought us the music of the spheres."
Hykes has been at the forefront of modern sacred music, "throat singing," healing sounds, and overtone chant for more nearly 40 years. He is the founder of the Harmonic Presence Foundation, based outside of Paris, and is dedicated to sharing worldwide the contemplative and spiritual practices of Harmonic Chant and the Harmonic Presence work.
His legendary album with his renowned group the Harmonic Choir, Hearing Solar Winds, is the best-selling "throat singing" album of all time--over 300,000 copies sold, and still selling, in this, its 30th anniversary year.
Hykes' cross-cultural collaborations have included events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Gyuto and GyumeMonks, theater/film director Peter Brook, filmmakers Terrence Malick and Peter Weir; and traditional & classical musicians from a wide range of musical cultures including North Indian singer Sheila Dhar, Persian percussionist Djamchid Chemirani, and many others.
Tibetan Buddist filmmaker Dzsongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, for whose film "Travellers and Magicians" Hykes composed and performed music, said “David Hykes's music is haunting and transporting. It takes you somewhere completely otherworldly-- it transports you to the Ancient Time. From the moment I heard it, there was no doubt…. His fantastic new album, HARMONIC MANTRA, really takes me out there."
In this concert--his only area appearance---David Hykes will present solo & duet compositions, accompanied by master percussionist Randy Gloss. He will also guide a "Harmonic Meeting," creating a sound mandala with the audience. The concert will feature live video projection of his Harmonic Vision mandalas-- real-time visualizations of the music's harmonic spectra via his unique harmonicvision software system.
A special event during Holistic Primary Care's annual Heal Thy Practice conference, the concert is free to conference attendees; general admission is $25.
We welcome you to an unforgettable evening of contemporary sacred music with one of our era's true innovators.
Excerpts from Hykes's "108 Harmonic Visions"
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