An impactful presence on the European scene over the past 20+ years, and 10 on the NYC scene before that, saxophone/bass clarinetist, composer, bandleader and educator Marc Bernstein has immersed himself in such a wide array of music with his bands KIBRICK, Good People, Out Of The Blue, Radical…but NOT…Fanatical, Voice and Baritone, Cameron/Bernstein 5 and Our Colours that he defies simple categorisation. Bernstein has played and recorded as a bandleader with musical innovators ranging from Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Billy Cobham, David Kikoski and Bob Moses to Marc Ducret, Jacob Anderskov, Anders Trentemøller, Kasper Tranberg and Stefan Pasborg.
Det kan i forvente
A live Grenadilla Sound Balm/Medi Yoga session where everyone attending/passing by is welcome to actively join-in or simply observe ! 30 minutes of the combination of Grenadilla Sound Balm (me and my bass clarinet) together with Medi Yoga (my partner Toko Matsumoto and her Medi-Yoga cocept).
Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras
as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or
Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
Some of the sound making tools that seem to be most popular in this regard are voice, drumming, tuning forks and singing bowls. I have discovered that my bass clarinet (and especially its very low/deep register) can be very effective in this regard as well.
I have recently learned that sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using the optimal combination of frequency and rhythm in my new compositions, I can entrain brainwaves. It then becomes possible to down-shift the normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach the ta
(meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
I have also recently learned that the physical body is where we experience localized pain and discomfort and that osteophonic (otto) tuning forks (which vibrate at much lower frequencies that “normal” ones), stimulate the release of Nitric Oxide, a freeradical molecule that has been proven to positively affect pain transmission and control. Which, in short, means that these frequencies help to create a physiological reaction, while the sound itself helps to influence our auditory system, enabling us to
modify our relationship to the pain.