This unique piece is not a synthesizer or a choir singing, but the song of the crickets themselves. Jim Wilson has created this unique effect by slowing down the original cricket song to match and mirror the lifespan of the average human being. The result is a work that induces an atmosphere of peace, serenity and healing, all courtesy of Mother Nature.
“The first time I heard it . . . I swore I was listening to the Vienna Boys Choir, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It has a four-part harmony, it is a swaying choral panorama. No effects have been added of any kind except that they changed the speed of the tape. The sound is so haunting. I played it for Charlie Musselwhite and he looked at me as if I pulled a Leprechaun out of my pocket.” -Tom Waite (Interview for Glorious Noise, 2008)
by R. Murray Shaefer
Schafer contends that we suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and explores ways to restore our ability to hear the nuances of sounds around us. This book is a pioneering exploration of our acoustic environment, past and present, and an attempt to imagine what it might become.
by James D'Angelo
A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing
• Explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter or sighs • Includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises.
• Contains chants and mantras from cultures around the world.
In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.
by Stephen Chun-Tao ChengThe Tao of Voice is the first book to combine the best of Western vocal technique and modern psychophysical exercises with ancient Chinese practices. This simple but powerful vocal method will help you to develop your vocal identity and increase vocal range and power, while improving memorization and overcoming stage fright.
by Mitchell L. Gaynor
Since 1991, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor has been achieving remarkable results by integrating music, vocalization, breathing, and meditation techniques in his work with critically ill patients. In The Healing Power of Sound he presents his sound-based techniques for self-healing - techniques that anyone can use, whether faced with a life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of music. The Healing Power of Sound includes twelve exercises - including breathing, meditation, and the use of pure vocal sound to resolve tension, release emotion, and spur the healing process - that can be used by anyone to improve health and quality of life.