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A live concert sound
healing with Grammy-winner David Darling, cello
Norma Gentile, voice
and David Darling, cello
flowing beneath the Earth
Waves within the Three Rivers
carry all Beings Home
to their Sacred Waters.
spontaneous song we created together during a
Toronto concert "Evensongs for the Soul".
Musicians allow Spirit to flow through them and form notes,
melodies, and even songs. Just as a river cannot flow and be
a river without water, I find that I cannot be a vessel for
music without Spirit. For myself it is a process of letting
the inaudible and subtle impulses of Spirit touch me and
take the form of audible songs. I seldom know what I am
going to sing until I hear it echo in the room, and come
back to me.
What a delight it is when I find another musician who is
also a vessel for music! This song is from a concert of
primarily improvised songs and music co-created with Spirit
by David Darling (cello) and myself (voice).
I refer to my process of interpreting the energies of Spirit
into music as singing songs from Spirit, because the music
reflects the motion of Spirit through me and then out into
the world of physical form. As Spirit passes through me, my
body translates it into notes. While David may phrase it
differently (more from him in next month's sound healing)
the basic belief we share is that music is a birthright. We
are all human, we are all divinely gifted as creators, and
we are all meant to create.
This month's sound healing was created jointly with David.
There was a deep silence in the sanctuary, and from that
silence a song started moving first through David (you can
hear him begin the harmonic sequence on the cello) and then
I found myself singing a melody upon his gentle playing.
The words, primarily in Spanish, I attribute to the
location; The Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, Canada.
It is here that the rivers, and the people of the First
Nations met in sacredness. May these waters, now flowing
beneath the earth, continue to bless the many people who
continue to live and gather there.
This sacred space is also a major focal point for the
northern edge of the Water Vortex which encompasses that end
of Lake Ontario from Toronto down into New York State.
best known for his 2009 Grammy winning album,
(www.cdbaby.com/cd/darling2) Despite being a classically
trained cellist, he has a deep passion for invoking musical
expression, joy and laughter from all who surround him.
Check out his website (www.daviddarling.com)
for more information about his improvisational music
workshops and his foundation, Music for People.
As a cellist, composer, improviser and singer he has
recorded albums that range from jazz to New Age with side
trips to many different musical cultures.
My special thanks to Barbara Susan Booth of Sacred Wisdom
Center (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) for arranging the
collaborative concerts between David Darling and myself,
"Evensongs for the Soul" from which this song was excerpted.
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