Inner Landscapes Sound Journey with Laura Inserra and Cornelius Boots
As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series
With decades of practice, in dialogue with rare ancient and modern instruments, and in full resonance with every participant, Laura Inserra and Cornelius Boots witll bring the transformative and healing power of sound in a unforgettable evening. They will lead us to an Inner Landscapes Journey with their rare and ancient sounds and melodies. Laura will create a sound ceremony with a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which she infuses with a unique blend of harmonies and melodic lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions. Cornelius will add his recent work about new and traditional meditation repertoire on shakuhachi 尺八, the earthy flute of Japanese Zen Buddhism, and Taimu, its baritone brother. The two together are promising a one-of-a-kind evening of beauty, harmony, healing, meditaiton, joy, wonder, and infinite stupor.
Inner Landscapes Sound Journey is the development of Laura Inserra’s work around the transmutational and evolutive power of music which invite and nurture personal transformation, healing, and self-awareness. These ‘sound ceremonies’ are a musical immersion into enchanted soundscapes and an invitation to listen with your whole body your inner visions, moods, feelings, thoughts, and states. In other words, is an inspiration to relax into your precious ‘presence’ through a form of sound meditation.
The room will be set up in a way that we can fully and comfortably immerse ourselves into the inner journey or dance the flow of the invisible… There will be available regular chairs, room to lay down in the wood floor, and an assigned area where you can dance the flow of the invisible. You are welcome to bring a mat, an eye mask, pillows, or blankets if you want to lay down and completely surrender to the experience.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and will close at 8pm sharp. No one is allowed after that to enter the space. Please arrive not later than 15 minutes prior to the concert to allow yourself to land and set up your seat.
Online ticket sale ends few hours before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.
Dates: Saturday December 2nd, 2017
Doors open: 7:30pm
Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)
Cornelius Boots – Bamboo Shakuhachi 竹 尺八
Cornelius Boots (MM, Shihan) is a professional woodwind wizard, music philosopher, composer-performer-educator and licensed bamboo Zen shakuhachi master. After a 30-year career of deep training and high-caliber jazz, classical, rock and experimental music activities on multiple woodwinds, Boots has now positioned himself at the crossroads of personal expression and divine revelation. Boots has won composition awards, led several ensembles, contributed to film scores and collaborative projects, released over 20 albums as a leader and created dozens of original scores and instructional materials for his private lesson studio. Recent performance/meditation engagements include Esalen and Spirit Rock. More info at www.corneliusboots.com
Laura Inserra – Percussion, Hang, and wind instruments
Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist, sound therapist, composer, teacher, and event producer from Sicily. She is specialized in the transformative and healing power of sound, resonant frequencies, sympathetic resonance, and binaural beats. Thanks to her musical and spiritual studies with teachers from ancient and modern schools of wisdom, she has developed a unique form of healing practice called ‘Harmonizing Therapy’. Using sacred sounds, rhythms, and melodies, she creates Inner Landscapes Journeys to facilitate and nurture personal transformation and self awareness. She applies this method in one on one sessions, as well as group settings, concerts, workshops, and company retreats. Laura is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. Her music displays a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which she infuses with a unique blend of harmonies and melody lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions. She performs in a variety of public, private, and site-specific events including retreats sacred ceremonies. Shecomposes soundtracks and sound design for dance, theater, art installations, and movies. Since the age of 21, she has been teaching music to students of all ages and levels in private and group sessions. In particular, since 2003, she is worldwide the most recognized teacher of theHang. She has a unique style in allowing people to access their innate creativity and express their unique abilities. She is the founder and artistic director of Samavesha, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in the San Francisco’s Bay Area. Her vision is increase awareness of the vital importance of creativity in human lives as an inexhaustible source of awakening, inspiration, and healthy living. She produces site-specific performances and programs involving a variety of local and international artists of all disciplines. Her productions are deeply connected to the environment and the people she works with. Among her productions the Art in Nature Festival, the Cave Concerts, Creative Explorations Lab, and Rose Labyrinth Series are some of the most popular. More info at https://www.laurainserra.com