I'm passionate about creating music which uplifts & inspires people. In addition to performing my muisc worldwide I run 'Holistic Music Workshops' & 'Sacred Sound Events' which empower others to Live their Dreams. I've worked & toured professionally since 1980 & have represented Australia at many international Festivals & events. My music is available on many CDs & printed scores - available from www.sarahhopkins.com . The Harmonic Whirlies : celestial sounding musical instruments I've created which EVERYONE can play are available from www.harmonicwhirlies.com
When I'm not composing & performing you'll find me out walking on the beach opposite my clifftop home in Shorncliffe, Brisbane !
In addition to overtone singing I play Cello, Harmonic Whirlies (celestial sounding instruments I've created ), Choirchimes & percussion. I collaborate with other musicians playing Didgeridoo, Shakuhachi, orchestras & choirs
I was trained as a classical cellist & composer & began composing when I was 16. I first heard overtone singing (sung by Michael Vetter) in 1981 in a park in Bremen & it changed my life ! From then on most of my music has included overtones (on cello, voice, Harmonic Whirlies, didgeridoo, Choir, Orchestra & Choirchimes ).My music is also inspired by 'world music'.
Sarah: I have remained a member of Canto Coro, although 2011 will be a year off: Mark is taking sabbatical (well-earned) to work on other projects.
I've not practised or played with overtones in a while; however, will recommence doing so. I bought 2 lovely tibetan bowls from Michael Askill as an encouragement.
Do you run workshops or have an overtoning group?
There are no words that could describe how much I am glad to see Thee here at OMN !! :)
I was really missing Thee here since OMN was created!
I Thank Thee for accepting the invitation to OMN and also for Thy friendship.
(I am so sorry. My apology, for my delay. I was stabilizing myself in a new work and also we have moved recently with my wife to a new flat... so there is, err. was much to do around it. Now it is pretty here.)
May Mother Nature bless Thee and Thy beautiful creative music!
Peace and Love