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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Singing Bowls

Perhaps you have rubbed your finger around a wine glass and created a tone? There is an entire world and ancient history of "glass music" with a class of instruments called idiophones. Musical glasses (Verrillon/Seraphine), glass harp, glass armonica, verrophone, etc. (if you are unfamiliar with these I highly recommend reading some of the links - the entire world is just fascinating). Included are various types of singing bowls - Tibetan singing bowls typically made of metal, but glass/crystal ones are also used. An entire renovation of Washington Square arch was recently completed, including the installation of some huge, high intensity ground lights. These create a unique environment for performers at night - I recently saw Wendy and Aaron performing there (using the name Dievolve). The illuminated crystal singing bowls created a beautiful effect. I have included two videos - the first video is of Wendy on the crystal bowls and Aaron on a metal one; the second video is a longer piece with Aaron playing guitar with an aggressive, angry style with Wendy producing her haunting tones. I thought the combo was quite nice in person - I hope it translates in the video clips I have provided ....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great shot!

John Nez said...

Dramatic photo! Dramatic lighting! Dramatic characters!

edwin s said...

Wonderful Brian!

I find the sound/vibration from these bowls very therapeutic. Try putting your head in one, hum in the same pitch and listen to the sound until it ends. Truly spectacular.

used a lot in crystal therapy.

Annie said...

The ambience of your photo made my heart start to ring. Very nice.

Brian said...

The whole thing was very magnetic and captivating. It was nice to see something so unique yet very listenable - a rare thing.
Brian

Anonymous said...

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Silverskyimports.com said...

What a fantastic display of sound and sight!

Singing Bowls said...

Wow, great photo! I'm setting it as my wallpaper!

singing-bowls.info said...

That is an amazing shot! The lighting is just breathtaking.

New York Photos said...

wow..that's nice..