Introduction to Gong Playing with Mike Tamburo - Ashland
Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, OR
Introduction to Gong Playing With Mike Tamburo 10am - 5:30pm (lunch from 1-2 - Bring your own lunch)
Tickets $50 in advance $65 day of.
Join Mike Tamburo for a fun and experiential introduction to gong playing. Learn a few simple strokes, rhythm exercises, playing and listening techniques and get a cursory understanding of how to begin to improvise and explore the complexities and power of the gong. Gongs are provided.
Mike will start set up at 8am. Students should meet at 9 to finish with set up (Though Mike appreciates help from 8am if possible).
ABOUT MIKE TAMBURO
Mike Tamburo has spent his life serving and exploring the power of music. His concerts and workshops are heart centered, uplifting, sonically multi-dimensional, life affirming experiences that focus on self transformation through conscious listening and breathing. He lives in deep gratitude and joy that his life of music has had meaning and been of use to the world around him. He seeks peace and harmony in his life and hopes to share this peace with others through his music and teachings. Through extensive national tours both solo and with Crown of Eternity, Mike has offered countless workshops, classes, therapy sessions, concerts and retreats and has guided thousands of people to listen deeply, relax, reconnect to themselves and most importantly marvel at the power of sound. Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer, meditation teacher and avid traveler; sharing over 1800 public and private performances and recording more than 65 albums of ecstatic and transcendental music as well as folk, drone, ambient and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. Early in Tamburo's career he gained notoriety for his string playing (hammered dulcimer, guitar and shahi baaja). In many of his early performances he began to enter into altered states of consciousness and have out of body experiences while performing. In order to understand these experiences he went into years of self study; exploring Kundalini Yoga, energy work, the therapeutic use of sound and how sound effects consciousness, human perception and self healing. His love for long sustained drones, overtones and psychoacoustics led him to working with multiple gongs and other tuned metal instruments (bells, sound plates, singing bowls) as well as exploring the healing power of mantra and toning. Learn more at www.soundseternal.com