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 world-wide 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 Rinpoché and Tsoknyi Rinpoché, 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 art work presently is the ongoing Harmonic Visions series, in which his voice creates stunnin 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 multi-média. Il dirige la fondation Présence Harmonique qui explore depuis 31 ans les résonances entre la musique sacrées, les pratiques contemplatives, et les effets de l'harmonisation profonde sur la santé et le bien être. Un pratiquant spiritutel depuis 35 ans, il a collaboré avec Sa Sainteté le Dalai 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 recu de nombreuses recompenses et prix pour sa musique, ses 12 albums, et ses musiques de films sur le sacré, tels que "Rencontres avec des hommes remarquable" de Peter Brook, et "Voyageurs et Magiciens" du grand lama Dzongsar Khyentse. David Hykes vit en France et il anime regulierèment des séminaires/retraites à Pommereau (41240 Autainville). Son site Internet: www.presenceharmonique.org
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 world-wide through retreats, seminars and conferences. He was the f... more
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