Anne Sulikowski has amazed me once again. She has tapped into an area that is hush-hush in the psychology field, but will build a solid paradigm for future studies in higher learning institutions: Sound Therapy. Sound Therapy is defined as sound, music and specialized instruments played in therapeutic ways, combined with deep self-reflection techniques to improve health and well-being. Sound Therapy is widely practiced throughout the world even in music culture by various artist of various genres. Too note: shamans, monks, medicine men, priests, lamas, and witches practiced sound therapy as a healing method.
For example, Jhene Aiko performs a sound meditation with bowl therapy and the use of electronics as a part of her concert experience including an hour long meditation experience. Thus, she’s creates a “Sound Experience” toward a healing process for the listeners.
Neurosis, the Post-Metal/Sludge legends, produced a double CD ‘Times of Grace‘ back in the late 90’s/early 2000’s as to create a “Sound Experience” with the use of electronics and sampling on one CD and the other CD is pure Post-Metal/Sludge to be played together. Too note: their extensive side-project Tribes Of Neurot they went further into the complexities and variables of sound experimentation.
Also, Gospel of the Witches and Serpents‘ singer Karyn Crisis practices “Trance Meditation/Channeling” via online event she calls: Italian Trance. Below is the one hour song Anne Sulikowski has composed entitled, “ambient music for deep sleeping and sonic dreaming.”
The first day I caught Anne’s video, I tried it. It lulled me to a peaceful rest. There are various workshops and galleries in major metropolitian cities that have medicine bowl, trance and gong therapy. Maybe in the future, our sonic nurse will have a Ambient Meditation studio where her ambient cats can roam around the room as she delivers her medicinal sonic elixir alleviating troubled mental states of the feeble and lowly into a sonic dreamscape of unknown parallels. Also, check out Anne Sulikowski‘s bandcamp for free downloads of her music……..
(((PRAISE THE DRONE)))