Today on the winter solstice and a beautiful sunny day on Lamma Island, I am delighted to announce the release of 2084's first EP, "preZENce".
2084 is a very promising new project with me and super-collaborator Geoff King Luk. 2084's name was inspired by Orwell and is a acoustic-electric project combining ancient wisdom, techniques, and sacred instruments with electronics, synthesized sounds, and modern techniques of enlightenment. The ensemble plays music for yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, and ecstatic dance and in the future we will be getting involved with high tech media such as VR for mixed-reality works.
preZENce is a work in three parts and was originally conceived as the accompaniment for a Qi Breathing video made by my good friend Maika Tao at Yoga Kuukan. That video is coming very soon! But we realized the music works very well as a stand alone work so voila, it's our first release.
preZENce combines instruments such as gongs, Hapi Drum, Chinese and crystal bowls and small drums with subtle electronic sounds created by Geoff. Space age white noise and binaural beats gently massage the brain while the music from the instruments and birdsong calm and balance the mind and spirit. Because of the nature of binaural beats and the subtlety of the music, it is highly recommended to listen to this music with high quality headphones in a quiet location.
preZENce is available online at all electronic retailers including iTunes and Spotify. Here's a link to listen on Soundcloud:
This work represents works 30-32 and instruments 34-37 of the 50-50 Challenge.
Hapi Prelude- Chinese Bowls (34), Hapi drum (35), Bellman disc (36), crystal bowls
Intermezzo (with Gongs)- Gongs (37), Bellman Disc
preZENce- Chinese Bowls, crystal bowls, Hapi Drum, Bellman Disc, hand drum, small djembe, Ubass