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Sacred Sound for the Harvest – An Autumn Equinox Concert at Kinstone
The great wheel of time keeps turning. Autumn Equinox is coming around again and it is time to make sacred music in keeping with the seasons once more.
At Kinstone we take time to recognize the passing of the seasons with intentional events that remind us to honor our home, the Earth. Join us as we welcome Autumn with music and sacred sound. Experience the incredible, transformational sounds of Peter Phippen and Rahbi Crawford. They are master musicians that improvise and collaborate with great effect. The blending of flutes and crystal singing bowls will get right into our hearts and souls. A fitting fanfare to help us say farewell to Summer and joyously welcome Autumn. Special guests Victoria Schoemaker (wooden and crystal flutes) and Michael Bettine (gongs) will also perform.
These world class musicians will take us on a sound journey as we sit amidst the standing stones of Kinstone Circle. As always, the musicians will join the breezes and the host of singing creatures living in and around the fields, forests and waters of Kinstone. Sacred sound indeed.
This concert will begin at 5:00pm and go until just prior to sunset. At sunset, if the sun is strongly visible on the horizon, participants may witness the Equinox Sunset Alignment at Kinstone.
IMPORTANT: This is a non-smoking, alcohol free, kid-friendly event. This event will be held rain or shine. If the weather is not ideal for outdoor listening we will hold this event inside the Kinstone Education Center. No refunds.
Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 5:00 pm
Tickets: $15.00 Purchase tickets below; printed receipt required for entry; kids 12 & under are FREE but must be accompanied by an adult registered for the event! Pay at the door (cash only) is possible but requires a reservation in advance, so if you plan to come and pay at the door please CONTACT US to register! Advanced payment is preferred.
IMPORTANT: Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Dress for the weather and bring your own insect repellent and/or sunscreen if needed. A flashlight may be helpful if you stay until dark.
Peter Phippen (Antique Bamboo and Wooden Flutes)
Rahbi Crawford (Crystal Singing Bowls)
With Special Guests:
Victoria Shoemaker (Silver, Crystal and Wooden Flutes)
Michael Bettine (Gongs)
About Peter Phippen:
Peter Phippen is a Grammy Award Nominee, International Acoustic Music Awards Nominee and Native American Music Awards Nominee. Phippen is a performer and recording artist specializing in traditional flutes from around the world. Over the last three decades Phippen has researched the history and performance technique of flutes both ancient and modern.
Since 1993, Phippen has performed an enchanting mix of the very old and very new in music. Peter has shared the stage with R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman, and Xavier Quijas Yxayotl to name a few. As a recording artist for Canyon Records, Phippen has recorded four albums of original music. Peter has also recorded instrumental albums with Lifescapes, Promotion Music Records, and Sounds True, where he was featured as flutist and composer on renowned Shamanic practitioner, percussionist and ceremonial leader Byron Metcalf’s “Inner Rhythm Meditations”, charting in the Top 20 of the Zone Music Reporter’s Top 100 from February to June of 2017 and nominated for a ZMR Music Award in the Best Relaxation/Meditation Album category for 2017. Phippen’s recordings have been aired on radio and television world wide.
In his approach to world flute performance, he is an experiential, natural folk musician with a penchant for creative and artistic musical improvisation. Peter offers a captivating collage of sound images, covering the folklore and history of flutes from around the world and throughout time.
Listen to a sample of music by Peter Phippen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsKMtmTX6_o
“Peter Phippen’s music comes from the heart and touches the soul. That is God’s gift to a musician.” – G. S. Sachdev, Bansuri Flute Master
“Like a call in the wild, the alluring, soothing, hypnotic tones of the wind instruments lulled and enchanted.” – Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin
About Rahbi Crawford:
Rahbi (Roberta) Crawford has accepted her calling as a Musical Mystic. (Mystic: A seeker of Spiritual truths).
She holds two Master Degrees, one in Music Education and another in Choral Conducting, and 6 years of advanced training in professional orchestral conducting organizations: including International workshops in the Czech Republic with the Zlin professional orchestra.
Her sound healing training includes Levels I & II from Tama-Do, Academy of Sound, Color and Movement, in the South of France. Besides her extensive musical skill and training, Rahbi brings to her music her own emotional and spiritual depth.
Rahbi has provided the background music for Mayo Clinic’s, “Mindful Movements: Gentle Yoga” DVD and has been giving presentations in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center as part of its Creative Cancer Renewal Program.
“Rahbi has more healing wisdom in her experience than millions of other professionals have in their training and academics. American Mindfulness uses this elegant system of healing because of one overriding reason. It works”. – Kenneth Dennis, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist and Marriage/Family Therapist
Rahbi and Peter have collaborated on several performances and recordings. Their music is transformational. Listen to a sample of music by Rahbi Crawford and Peter Phippen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwj42n29zj8
About Victoria Shoemaker:
Victoria Shoemaker grew up studying flute and piccolo. She went on to study bamboo flutes, native American style flutes, and other traditional flutes with Phippen. In 2015, Victoria earned a degree in music education from the VanderCook College of Music. Shoemaker maintains an active performing schedule, writes and records her own music.
Listen to a sample of music by Victoria Shoemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbaaYrJsr3k
“Listen to Shoemaker’s techniques on flute, they are simply breath-taking. She performs so fluently and peacefully, her breath work is something special; at times it is as if she is performing in an entirely different time and dimension.” – One World Music Radio, Cyprus Greece
About Michael Bettine:
Since 2002, percussionist Michael Bettine has worked under the name, GONGTOPIA, presenting concerts of original compositions & improvisations played on metal instruments, sounding bass drum, and hand drums. He’s also half of the duo, GONGTOPIA TAIRAKU, with shakuhachi flute player, Brian Ritchie. He presents both Gong Meditation Sessions & Sound Workshops, using Gongs, Singing Bowls & Bells. These instruments create vibratory fields that can affect changes in the body’s energy system. Michael has presented workshops on Gongs at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2005 & 2012; and was the Artist in Residence at the 2016 MONA FOMA Festival in Hobart, Australia.
Come early and enjoy a stroll around our beautiful grounds, visit the chapel, the labyrinth, the Three Witnesses, and other megaliths. The ancient ones await this musical treat and your visit.
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Sacred Sound For The Harvest Concert
September 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM