I strongly believe that one doesn't need a belief system to have a religious experience. One festival walkabout, I encountered a shaman who invited me into his space. He performed rhythmic, Native American-style drumming and Tuvan throat singing within inches of my body. The combination of beautiful song and deeply resonating somatic vibrations put me in a trance-like state of bliss and tranquility. It was a life-changing experience that inspired me to create my own. Psycho-acoustic sound immersion is a modern form of shamanism which embraces these ancient rituals, yet requires no belief system. It's an experience for everyone. It is art.
My love of music and sound goes back as far as I can remember. It has been the sole driving force throughout my life. It is my religion; it connects me to nature and the universe in a profound way. My lifelong pursuit of spirituality through music and the science of sound guided me to this discovery.
I have extensive training and experience in audio engineering, music theory, psychoacoustics, bioacoustics, sound synthesis, composition, and performance.
My favorite forms of music are indigenous ritual music and modern electronic.
For me, it is fascinating to connect the ancient and the new by using modern technology to recreate the shamanic experience. Good psychoacoustics puts you into a non-body state where you'll feel as though you are fully immersed in sound; neutrally buoyant, swimming through the cascade of colors and sounds which surround you. It becomes the only stimuli that your mind and body respond to. While in this trance-like state the visual cortex sometimes begins to process audio stimuli. This produces the sensation of seeing sounds and may induce involuntary eye movements as your mind responds to this new sensation. You will experience music in a way that can't be achieved by any other means. Technology makes it possible.