The Power of Sound, Rhythm and Frequency
Mery usage of sound challenges our established ways of understanding and expands our ways of experiencing this medium through the power of vibration and frequency.
Sound therapy incorporates techniques such as listening to, reflecting on, and creating sound and art to improve a client’s health and well-being. Immersing people in sound can allow them to more easily express themselves, identify and process difficult experiences, develop social and communication skills, or simply find emotional release.
Mery’s practice will show the listener the joy of being in the active presence of sound, perceived in its full totality, visually, tactilely, and acoustically.
As each instrument affect the mind, body and emotions in different ways, with Mery you can experience a variety of instruments and sounds in a form of “sound baths,” (red-door.com,2019) which uses Gongs (red-door.com,2019) Tibetan singing bowls, the handspan and drums to guide the listener to an explorative journey within the mind, body and soul. Some approaches are ‘passive’, such as a sound bath or 1-2-1 session, and other approaches are more active/participative such as drum circles or soundscapes. Both approaches are transformative, leaving the listener to experience a sense of connectedness and peace with the sound rhythm and vibrations and experiencing a gentle journey from Beta (brain wave-awake state) into Theta (brain wave- lucid dream state). Here healing takes place, facilitating inner harmony by calming the mind and stopping internal dialogue, rebalancing the mind and body and awakening higher states of consciousness that are conductive to healing and transformation.
In this musical journey with Mery, you’ll be immersed in the healing vibrations of music with opportunity to listen, receive, drum and much more.
As you find which melodies most connect with you, you’ll discover that we all have “power sounds” that strengthen, transform, and inspire us. You’ll even discover the magical space between sounds by focusing on silence, and the musical term rest as a metaphor for the powerful practice of resting, inviting you to make space between the notes of your life to breathe, take in, and integrate beauty.
Music has mental and physical health benefits in improving mood and reducing stress. In fact, rhythm in particular (over melody) can provide physical pain relief and an hour long sound meditation helped people reduce tension, anger, fatigue, anxiety, and depression while increasing a sense of spiritual well-being.
Sound works through the vibrational tactile effects on the whole body and stimulate touch fibers that affect pain perception. As showed in a clinical study of people with fibromyalgia, low-frequency sound stimulation improved sleep and decreased pain, allowing nearly three-fourths of participants to reduce pain medication.
Sound-based vibration treatment has been shown to help people with pain from arthritis, menstrual pain, postoperative pain, knee replacement pain. Sound-based treatment has even been found to improve mobility, reduce muscle pain and stiffness, increase blood circulation, and lower blood pressure.
What do these sounds mean to you? What emotions do they spark and why?
These are best listened to with headphones on.
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Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It is played on a single instrument consisting of 234 Tibetan singing bowls and gongs of different sizes,which are able to create a range of sounds by either striking or rolling pieces of wood around the rims. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust. Listen now what emotions does this spark: longplayer.org