Coming together ~ a time for renewal and connection. There are many ways to be a peaceful presence on this Earth; a social activist, a personal healer, an environmentalist, an artist… a parent to life. We might be involved in politics, we might write, campaign, converse, communicate. There is something else we can do that heals the inner framework that both influences, and is influenced by, our rich, interactive, world: we can deepen into our consciousness, through shared sound. As a sound healer, I know the value that sharing through sound brings, and I get to witness the unity that develops on all platforms, through the sacred act of singing in communion. This brief, yet valuable, visit into the realms of sound and healing, invites us to experience this together. Come rest in the harmony of community. It is time to gather, it is time to sing. Come join us, in the Spirit of Sound! ADVANCE TIX ON EVENTBRITE [Read more…] about The Spirit of Sound: Singing, Healing & Community – May 26, 7.30pm. Grace Cathedral, SF.
I use this instrument, the Shruti, frequently when I perform. Watch this video to find out how it sounds, how it’s made and played. This particular model is designed by Stefan Cartwright in UK. Beautifully designed, I highly recommend his work. Here I demonstrate how to use it and what it sounds like to have it accompany you when you sing, heal or perform.
And, the question is why do I play it?… what’s so special about the Shruti that it features in most of my performances? Let’s find out. [Read more…] about What is a Shruti Box? Where does it come from? How do I play it ?
Another collaboration with dancer/poet Megan Hollingsworth. Combining grief for Satao, the elephant, another casualty in man’s greed for power over, rather than collaboration with… power with.
Welcome – at this time it is important that we can come together to weave our voices in solidarity and powerful love for humanity’s health, for the planet’s health, especially including water and trees right now, and for our shared love. We need to enter peace. And this is something we can only find within ourselves, together.
Every Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10amPST/1pmEST/6pmGMT https://www.facebook.com/ClareHedin (on my wall)
Every Sunday 10amPST/1pmEST/6pmGMT https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoundGroveForTheTrees/
This will continue until something says otherwise. See you in the Sound Grove… [click ‘read more’ for participation guidelines] [Read more…] about Sound Groves – come sing for peace
I wrote this song a long time ago, perhaps around 2001. It was a simple song based on a beautiful girl I met at Oakland Children’s Hospital when I used to do music healing there, for about 5 wonderful years. Her name was Jenny. I don’t know what her condition was – all that was confidential – but we met in the heart and she stimulated something in me that I wanted to give back to her.
I offer you two versions; the original that she heard, and then the more produced version that I did for licensing some years later. The cellist is Suellen Primost, wonderful drummer Jim Cassis (he also played on Desert Highway, Feathers of the Heart) and the co-producer and pianist is Caroline Penwarden. For me collaboration takes things to a whole other level of beauty, intrigue and imagination.
Original – solo
Produced – collaboration.