Musician and therapist. Played in Bluegrass bands for many years. Ran a music club, Acousticality, in Totnes, Devon and Winterthur, Switzerland in the 90s. Formed The Overtone Choir UK with Ravi in 1998. Two CDs, Sound and Light, and , Spirals. Perform regularly with Ravi and the overtone band, solo concerts, collaborations with Nick Korth, classical musician,composer and leader of The Harmonic Ensemble. Have performed and recorded the classsical piece, Harmoniae Naturales II by Nicholas Korth conducted by Howard Moody with the Jupiter Orchestra.
Recorded a fusion CD of European overtone singing and contemporary Indian music with Dinesh Mishra called, Come Home to the Heart. Present projects include a new constellation called, the Overtone Ensemble, combining Mongolian and european overtone singing and music styles. On tour in the UK at the end of March 2009.
Voice, guitar,tambura, gongs, overtone pipes, electronics, pots, pans, chinese woodwork tools and many percussion instruments.
I am thankful for Bernhard Jaeger who showed me the door to the infinite world of overtones. Inspired and influenced by Michael Vetter, Dave Atkins, Bill Titley, Ravi, Robert Norton, Nick Korth, Danny Becher, Dinesh Mishra, Grace Slick, Pink Floyd, Gösta Petersson, Wolfgang Sauss and many more.
Der er her på OMN oprettet et Nordisk Forum under 'Groups'
Her er intro-teksten:
Med syngende vingefjer og skrigende halse flyver fem svaner (+ Åland, Grønland & Færøerne) på opdagelse i overtoners univers. Sigtet er det samme som det overordnede netværk men sproget skandinavisk og fokus på nordiske temaer og begivenheder.
Well, as regards the recording session, I was only in discussion with Oliver Nares. What I understood from him was that it had been suggested to him that we all pitch in for a pressing and then split the pressed CDs 5 ways. I felt that this was unfair on Susan Nares because at that time she was playing regularly in a folk group and that was not likely to be the kind of audience who'd purchase what we had created during the session - e.g. she had no reasonable outlet for getting her investment back. It was for that reason mostly that I was against going ahead with that proposition.
That is how I 'understood' it but there may have been follow-up meetings that I was again not privy to. I heard nothing more about it until approached by Nikki for permission to allow parts of the recording to be used as a soundtrack for a film made by you both - which I agreed to.
Because this was all I have known about the issue I had not published it myself as that would be hypocritical of me. I found it on Ravi's website where it does appear to be a release - but I guess it shows again how appearances can be.
I did recieve a copy from NIkki and that would come under the category suggested by yourself.
I've not listened to it for years now - been very busy working on various projects of my own ('pressure' of the Creative Impulse) - still working on the two projected books.
But thank you very much for getting back to me on this and clarifying your position. I'd not seen that photo before (not seen any from the session - there may have been more) so that was a very pleasant surprise indeed. It was a congenial situation for recording I recall. I may well release it - especially now I have the names.
BTW do you have to do anything special to get more than 4 pieces on OMN? I'd enjoy adding a few more.
Thank you for pointing out my sin of Omission. I shall strive to remedy it asap now I have the names and correct spellings. No offence was intended - I won't bore you with the various reasons.
As for perseverance, I am simply being true to my own nature and that seems easy to me. As for productivity - well I like to think that all have quality and I was never simply out for the numbers. As a result of playing music for 45 years it kind of works out at over 2 per year - reasonable output I guess.
BTW I was told by Oliver Nares a year or so back that Ravi has released the Overtone Choir CD recorded the second time we met. I wonder if you or he would mind posting me the details as I'd like to add it to my discography - i.e. label, number, title, etc. Thanks. Alternatively, if you could point me in the direction where I can find this out for myself, then ok.
Hi Paul, What you have seen n my photos are called Bell Trees and are fromeither Japan or China. I have several and mostly they are comprised of an odd number 3 - 5 - 7. I once saw a large number at an antique shop all in London (70s) hanging inside one another (largest on top) and was told that it was from a Tibetan monastery. There was a wooden stick hanging below and inside that rang all the bells at once.
maybe we can meet us again in Taucha. I left Berlin since one and a half year and live now in a small town near Detmold. The lift is quite better here now in Bad Meinberg instead of the big city Berlin.
All the best, Jens"