Cellist Amanda Gookin and viele player David McCormick join forces for a guided musical meditation featuring works of Hildegard von Bingen, Pauline Oliveros, and Ryan Keebaugh.
This experiential performance integrates live performance, vibration, nature sounds, and the breath in a musically-guided meditation inspired by the mystical medieval writings and music of Hildegard von Bingen and Deep Listening works by Pauline Oliveros. Participants will be invited to listen deeply as they are led through a series of exploratory meditations to center the listener’s energy as they focus their breath and reception to sound. Each participant will receive a sample of oil inspired by Hildegard’s herbalism writings and participants can breathe in the healing properties of herbs such as peppermint and rosemary while they settle into the warm vibrations of the cello. All are welcome and participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring a pillow, blanket, or yoga mat.