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About: David Hykes in concert
About: David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir in concert
About: David Hykes in concert, for Tsoknyi Rinopoche and Sangha
About: David Hykes in concert, for Tsoknyi Rinopoche and Sangha. 2
David Hykes is a pioneering composer, singer, teacher of contemplative music and mindfulness, and media artist. He directs the Fondation Présence Harmonique, which since 1981 has explored resonant relationships between mind, music, meditation, and the medicine of healing harmonization. He shares the Harmonic Presence work worldwide through retreats, seminars, and conferences. He was the first Westerner to study and collaborate with musician-practitioners from Tibet, Tuva, and Mongolia, giving concerts for H.H. the Dalai Lama and Rangjung Yeshe Institute, the Gyuto and Gyume Monks, and the sanghas of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, his main teachers. In 1975, he founded the Harmonic Chant contemplative practices, an approach to a primordial "music of the spheres" based on the harmonic series, as found in all music, and throughout the universe since the Big Bang (the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB). His music guru was the late North Indian raga singer, Smt. Sheila Dhar. He is a noted “sacred cinema” composer (Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s "Travellers and Magicians"; John Bush’s "Journey into Buddhism"; "Baraka"; Peter Brook’s "Meetings with Remarkable Men"…), as well as having composed music for mainstream films including Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," "Ghost," and "Dead Poets Society". His visual artwork presently is the ongoing Harmonic Visions series, in which his voice creates stunning and evocative imagery, using the Harmonic Vision software program he developed, which translates sonic harmonics into corresponding visual patterns. Hykes's work has been honored by UNESCO, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Edwards Art Fund, the Threshold Foundation, and the Flying Elephants Foundation. He has released 12 albums, several with his pioneering group The Harmonic Choir, including "Hearing Solar Winds," the best-selling "throat-singing" album of all time. The Foundation maintains a research and retreat center in France. Hykes gives concerts, seminars, and master classes, and leads contemplative music & meditation retreats in countries around the world. For information, please visit www.harmonicpresence.org.

David Hykes est compositeur, chanteur, chercheur, maître de musique contemplative, enseignant de la méditation, et artiste multimédia. Il dirige la Fondation Présence Harmonique qui explore depuis 31 ans les résonances entre la musique sacrée, les pratiques contemplatives, et les effets de l'harmonisation profonde sur la santé et le bien-être. Un pratiquant spirituel depuis 35 ans, il a collaboré avec Sa Sainteté le Dalaï Lama et son Institut "Esprit et Vie" qui réunit pratiquants contemplatifs et chercheurs dans la neuroscience du monde entier. Il a fondé le Chant Harmonique, une musique des sphères vocale, à New York en 1975. Il a reçu de nombreuses récompenses et prix pour sa musique, ses 12 albums, et ses musiques de films sur le sacré, tels que "Rencontres avec des hommes remarquables" de Peter Brook, et "Voyageurs et Magiciens" du grand lama Dzongsar Khyentse. David Hykes vit en France et il anime régulièrement des séminaires/retraites à Pommereau (41240 Autainville). Son site Internet : www.presenceharmonique.org
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