Welcome to a new listening adventure, a dance between nature and spirit, tradition and future, silence and motion. Mandala is an acoustic performance based on experimental and healing sounds, using overtone voice and ancient string instruments from Europe,the Middle East and Asia. The unique vocals of world-class overtone singers Gerard Fankhauser and Shir Sofer make listening to this authentic music an experience to remember. Sheer Sofer is from Israel and is a master of a fascinating collection of ethnic and experimental instruments that he uses for workshops, soundtracks, storytelling, children shows and treatments. Gerhard Fankhauser is from Austria and has a life-time vocation for healing music. He performs both solo and with various groups in Europe and Israel. Fankhauser is a pioner of a contemporary holistic and mystical approch to music. Instruments used in this recording: Santur - Persian Dulcimer Zheng - Chinese Harp Yayli Tanbur - Turkish bowed instrument Esraj - Ancient Indian bowed instrument Singing Bowls from Tibet & Morocco Fantasya - Chinese Flute Overtone voices Monochord - Ancient Europian overtone instrument Lauta - Spenish Lute Oud - Turkish Lute Guest artist: Erez Mounk - Tabla, Udu & additional percussion instruments 'Shir learned to sing overtones in Mongolia and I connected to them through my studies of pytagoras and musical mysticism. In our concerts and workshops we give an actual experience of the healing power of this music, teach overtone singing and to work with singing bowls and gongs. Our musical cooperation and friendship has brought a lot of joy, laughter and creative spirit into our lives and we hope sharing this recording with us will open more souls to the graces of listening, harmony and peace' Gerhard Fankhauser.
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