Himalayan Singing Bowls

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Through my work as a Sound Therapist I have been exploring the effects of sound on a person, with the intention of boosting their physical energy and improving their health and emotional wellbeing. There are many different reasons why a persons energy could feel depleted. It could be due to giving too much of themselves to others, or a stressful situation, which leaves them in need of a restorative treatment. For some people it may be due to a short or long term illness.

One of the treatment tools I have been exploring are Himalayan Singing Bowls. As an artist working in sculpture I find the Himalayan Bowls fascinating. They are made from seven different metals, which are believed to correspond to the seven heavenly bodies: Gold – sun, silver – moon, mercury – mercury, coper – venus, iron – mars, tin – jupiter, lead – saturn.

When played the tone of each bowl is rich with harmonics as each metal resinates at a different frequency.

To enable you to experience the sound I have recorded a short relaxation with Himalayan Bowls, working on the base, heart and crown chakras. You can listen to it on the link to Soundcloud below:

Interview with Spearman’s Mother

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During the delivery of the Spearman project in Karting, The Gambia February 2017, myself and Kye Wilson with the help of Sami Teflon interviewed Spearman's Mother. The interview was conducted in the West African language of Mandinka, and was themed around the issues concerning people leaving the village to travel the Back Way into Europe. It was recorded to share with Spearman and the wider Gambian communities within the country and those who have traveled abroad to join the wider African Diaspora.

Preparing for Spearman in the UK

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Following our return from künzelsau, Germany where we recorded Spearman performing the traditional West African costume, we have returned to England and have been undertaking post editing the film and sound and prepare the equipment for our trip to The Gambia. We are grateful for the support from project assistant Charlotte Bradley and to aspen Gallery for the one day use of their artist project space to test the equipment.