practice #7: resounding echoes return
saturday, february 11rd, 5pm, free entry
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.
james goddard (from skin tone) is a talented experimental saxophone player who has designed a set of resounding echoes and their return; an oceanic sound to bathe in, and breathe in. with single saxophone notes projecting from each corner, goddard guides this meditation from all sides, using guitar amps to create a 4-channel surround sound installation. goddard plays with the interaction between tones, using a distance that is far enough to be just audible when the tones meet. this powerful soundscape immerses listeners in noise from all directions, giving multiple perspectives on sound. as our spatial perception of noise alters our understanding of noise and our felt sense of that noise, listeners can tune into the different angles of sound and associated influence that follows.
there are three broad types of meditation, focusing, awareness and transcendental. this meditation was designed to be accessible for all three types. listeners can practice a focusing meditation using the noise as a focal point. or, practice an awareness meditation by opening up to the many differences within the sound and tuning into the influences these differences have on the self. deep engagement with the noise and self may lead to a transcendental experience, although we are less inclined to suggest a plan to transcendence. you’ll have to figure that out on your own.
come listen and share this experience.
learn more about the exceptional sound artist james goddard here: skin0tone.bandcamp.com or here: https://twitter.com/skin0tone
practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.
each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.
we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.
we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.
never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.
more info on practice, here: http://listpoem.com/practice/
and here: http://listpoem.com/category/listening-series/