Paula from “Myste” came to me with the idea of making a custom made costume for an up and coming sound healing performance in the Blue Mountains.
[box type=”info”]Myste are available for group bookings in large outdoor spaces, or halls. Bring a blanket and a yoga mat and cusion, and lie flat on the floor, having sounds wash over you in waves of colour! [/box]
While sitting and contemplating the space they were to be using, a story had come to her about a fairy who lived in the tree situated at the centre front.
We discussed her character, how she came to be there and any other known influencing factors in her life.
As the budget was small, we designed a plan to work around it.
We would find our materials in a second hand shop, and Paula would come to my space and help in any way she could to make the outfit.
In return, I would receive a negotiated dollar amount, a personal sound healing session and 2 lunches! This was exciting for me as I get a lot of satisfaction out of the soundings, feeling relaxed and invigorated after them. (Sometimes I even see colours! With my eyes closed!)
As luck would have it, the very first “op shop” we walked into in Katoomba contained all of the ingredients we needed to make her character! It was as if we were guided. It’s fantastic when life flows easily like that.
- a green velvet prom like dress.
- a gold and green scarf, for wings!
- an old broken gold belt with diamond jewels in it
- other bits and pieces
We made a plan to meet the following week to customise the dress to make it fit the character we had discussed, Elmira.
I had to bring the dress in to fit, shorten the length, and add wings. I re designed the broken old gold belt with jewels, and devised a head band using one of the extra gold links from the belt.
After Elmira was completed, it was decided they needed an elf character. This time, after looking at a lot of references and defining the most appropriate structure, Paula and Is bought some fabric, and i spent another day and a half the following week putting it together. They were also present that day to assist in cutting pieces and sewing a little to bring the time in. That one took me close to 2 days with their help.
They had also brought me lunch – i love great healthy food! And, I got a French speaking lesson too, bonus!
It was a lot of fun, and they really enjoyed performing their sound healing around a storyline, in character.
I just wish I could have been in town to see it.
or hear it rather.
[box type=”info”]The Gongs are precisely Swiss made instruments offering many layers of sound in one touch. So sensitive, they can resonate with the sound of your voice![/box]
MYSTE are a sound healing concept hailing from the blue mountains.
The duo travel along the east coast presenting soundings, to which one can meditate to, or pray with intention.
The idea is that the vibrations of the singing bowls, gongs and flutes help to magnify intention. If you’re interested, check out their site.
[box type=”info”]Myste are available for personal sounding sessions. A deeply meditative and moving experience [/box]
The sounds are amazing. It’s incredible the pictures they can inspire in ones mind when you are totally relaxed and enveloped in these layers of sound.
Sometimes these sounds resonate through different parts of your body, like a mini massage of sorts. They have even been known to inspire the perception of colour to those with that kind of sensitivity.
Awe inspiring instruments, and Is is a truly amazing musician expressing her talents through various instruments and voice. The varied instruments they take with them to accompany their gong soundings are only a fraction of the musical talent Is has been blessed with.
Check them out some time, I highly recommend it!