HEALING CONCERT with The Harpitecture Project
It's a special treat in our Sound Bath Series to have the Harpitecture Project, as they are not local. Don't miss the chance to experience this incredible instrument's healing powers!
COST: EARLY BIRD: $25 | $35 DAY OF
The Healing Concert is a 90 minute Sound Bath in the nurturing and soothing resonances of two Harps that will play according to the principles of sound and harp therapy. The voice of the instructors will guide Listeners through a Deep Relaxation and Inner Listening experience that will bring emotional stability, physical relief of tensions and an opening to transpersonal and spiritual dimensions. It is the perfect opportunity to benefit from one of the most ancient musical instruments and its enormous vibrational potential. During the sessions you will be able to feel how sounds can soothe and revitalize your body and enhance your Self Perception.
In today's frantic way of living, we're getting used to an imperious cacophony of sounds and a stressful exposure to fast-paced stimuli and unnatural rhythms that have a direct effect on our wellbeing and make us feel lost and out-of-phase at times. Music comes useful with its enriching insights on our human experience: We need to discover and be aware of our Sound if we want to play at our fullest in the magnificent Concert of existence. And just like a musical instrument needs to be tuned before a concert, we also need to know how to tune ourselves to the right frequency and find the key to live up to our true nature. We just need the time, the space and the right instrument to do it. The Harp, with its wealth of Sounds and Resonance, its powerful yet soft and gentle touch, its archetypal role of bridge between dimensions, can create the enabling conditions for us to let go of our ordinary and extraordinary tensions and tune into a nurturing and soothing stream of sonic energy, that can open the doors to deep Relaxation and Self-Realization.
Harp therapy is an ancient discipline, with different interpretations and operational models around the world. All of them have in common the use of the Harp as a means to connect with the Inner Self, soothe, relieve stress and pain and give emotional stability, psychological structure and a spiritual opening to those who listen in the right conditions and state of mind. Many centuries have passed since Ancient Greece and its temples of Asclepius, where the Harp was used to cure patients at a physical, emotional and spiritual level or the School of Pythagoras or even further back in the ages when, in biblical times, David used to play it to tranquilize King Saul's mind. The Harp was, is and always will be a privileged way to feel the nurturing and healing benefits of Sound and Music.
In ancient times, sound and Music were considered as a sacred and precious gift given to humans to experience a more profound and spiritual dimension inside and all around us, to find the strength to go through life's entanglements and to connect with that place of peace, fulfillment and balance in ourselves that answers to many names: Soul, Spirit, Energy, Center... and in modern psychology, the Self.
ABOUT LUDWIG & MATTHEW OF THE HARPITECTURE PROJECT
Ludwig Conistabile is an Italian harpist and harp therapy practitioner. He founded the first Guided Imagery Harp therapy model in Italy and one of the few worldwide. He's been teaching harp thera- py in the International Music-therapy School “Arpa Magica” in Milan, since 2002. He collaborates as Guided Imagery Instructor with Christina Tourin's International Harp Therapy Program, the first harp therapy program in the world. In 2013 he published his first Harp Soundscape album “Dream Machine” with original music for harp and voice. He's a free-lance conference interpreter and Cultural Mediation University teacher in Italy.
Matthew Tutsky is Principal Harpist with Boise Philharmonic, Opera Idaho and Ballet Idaho. He holds permanent substitute harp positions in several festivals and symphony orchestras around the US. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard’s Pre College, He performed in top concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and collaborated with renowned orchestras and leading musical icons. Matthew is currently completing his training as harp practitioner and therapeutic musician in Christina Tourin’s International Harp Therapy Program. Matthew is of Italian descent.