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BELLINGHAM, WA, June 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healing Resonance: Drawing on their decades of friendship and award-winning collaborations, Dean Evenson, Scott Huckabay, and Phil Heaven create a tonal journey that is both meditative and uplifting. Adding to the guitar harmonics, flowing flutes and evocative viola melodies, this mesmerizing album introduces the handpan, a melodic steel percussion instrument. Its unique timbre flavors the music with a lingering resonance as the instrumentation gives space for overtones to flourish. Ideal background music for meditation, yoga and relaxation.
Dean Evenson, Scott Huckabay & Phil Heaven
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ERF – Alpha Frequencies and the Earth Resonance Frequency included to enhance brainwave synchronization for deeper relaxation
About the Handpan:
We are pleased to introduce the uniquely resonant instrument called a 'handpan.' This instrument is leading the next generation of sound healing and musical soundscapes. Each overtone-emitting instrument can be tuned with multiple notes. The early handpans were inspired by the Caribbean steel drum. They are technically not a drum but an idiophone meaning the entire instrument resonates, not just a membrane like a drum. It is like a convex version of a steel drum with the two halves attached together.
Scott uses several handpans in this recording. The Rav was made in Russia. A European company called PanAmour customized another handpan using Scott's suggestions of design and tuning frequencies. The third handpan he uses was custom made by Axiom out of Nevada.
About the artists:
Dean Evenson met Scott Huckabay and Phil Heaven in the mid '90s and they soon became fast friends collaborating on many award-winning releases. Their enduring musical partnership is always fresh and inspiring. Doug Tessler adds his sonorous flute stylings and Dudley Evenson's harp completes the mix. These Soundings of the Planet albums feature Dean Evenson, Scott Huckabay, Phil Heaven: Peace Through Music 40th Anniversary Collection, Chakra Healing, Harmonic Way, Golden Spiral, Mountain Meadow Meditation, Eagle River, Healing Dreams
Lightly lifting the world of negative moments with rolling soft rhythms shaping the sound, creating an energizing yet mellow statement of collective vibration. We join together to create a oneness of heart coherence.
About Soundings of the Planet record label:
In 1979, husband and wife team and Soundings of the Planet co-founders, Dean and Dudley Evenson, decided to blend their peaceful music of flute and harp with the sounds of nature and start their own record label. They wanted to carry the message of the earth through their music into urban areas where decisions about the planet were being made. This inspiration came to them directly from their contacts with Native American elders and medicine people. They were also motivated to create a more peaceful and meditative form of music that would support yoga and massage and their evolving spiritual path.
Throughout the 1970s, Dean and Dudley had been pioneers in the half-inch video movement. They traveled the country in a converted school bus with their growing family, documenting the new consciousness as it was emerging. With their black and white Sony 'portapack', they videotaped Native Americans, Indian gurus, mystics, healers, artists, environmentalists and new thought leaders. However, the early video technology predated the invention of video cassettes and VHS players had not yet been introduced so there was no easy delivery system to distribute the information they were gathering. At the end of the 70s, they had hundreds of hours of videotapes, but no way to share them on a wide scale.
Soundings of the Planet has produced over 80 music albums and several DVDs. Dean now videotapes documentaries and nature music videos in high definition and of course their CDs and digital downloads are available everywhere. Over the years, the Evensons have been magnets for outstanding musicians from around the world. Some of their collaborators include Hungarian born pianist and composer Tom Barabas, trance guitarist Scott Huckabay, Chinese guqin master Li Xiangting, father-son Indian sitarists The Mishras, Native American elder Cha-das-ska-dum, singing bowls master Walter Makichen, heavenly vocalist Singh Kaur, d'Rachael, harpist from Mexico, and even the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Soundings of the Planet's music has been used to help build awareness and support a variety of social and environmental concerns such as rain forest preservation, saving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Tibetan and Native American issues, donating music to rescue workers and grief counselors in New York City after 911, and in teaching patients and staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center how to use music to deal with PTSD and wounds of war. Most significantly, has been the effect of the music in the health and wellness field which continues to grow as the stresses of modern life reveal the increasing need for peace and the benefits of music for meditation, relaxation and stress reduction.
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