Sound and Performance

Music and Sound

Before moving to the West Country in 1979 I had a strong urge to play a musical instrument but none I tried 'felt right.' I spotted a ‘zither for sale with interesting peacock design’ ad in a local paper and this 49 stringed wonder was the instrument I had been searching for! I experimented and taught myself to play the zither and started to write instrumental compositions and songs.
 
Later, the nature of the voice itself became my focus exploring the Indian vocal scales as part of an intensive voice course with Chloe Goodchild in 1995 combined with the study of various ancient traditions using chant and vocal sound vibrations for healing and experimental sound landscapes. For much of this work, the harmonium is the supportive sea of drone holding the changing waves of the voice.
 
Further personal and professional training journeys with sound now include incorporating Solgeggio Chimes and Qi Tuning Fork Therapy into this ever-reverberating mix of healing offerings!
 
Ancient Voices Album

'Ancient Voices' is a powerful and evocative journey to a deep ancestral place within us all. The songs and chants are original compositions rooted in the heartbeat pulse of the drone, flowing and shifting from devotional simplicity to the compelling vibration of shamanic rhythms. Cascading and soaring vocal harmonies are interwoven with a rich tapestry of instruments featuring the zither, harmonium, cello, bells, didgeridoo and percussion.

Listen to the Heartbeat (Preview)
Dear Heart (Preview)
Ancient Voices (Preview)
 

'Ancient Voices' CD price: £13.00
UK Postage and Packaging: £2.00

Ancient Voices CD

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'Ancient Voices' album and digital downloads are also available on Bandcamp https://jeannehampshire.bandcamp.com.

Performances

Various. ‘Rhythms and Pathways’ includes music, special guests and projected images of journeys through the human body and Nature.

Courses and Classes

'Sacred Journeys' season-themed day or weekend courses offering Healing Sound, breathwork and meditation with Taoist/Chi-Kung movement practices in inspiring natural landscape and sacred sites.

'Resonant Soundbath Experience' in various venues. Background sounds combined with the live sound of singing bowls, tingshas, harmonium and voice provide a deep healing resonance in the body. Deeply relaxing, unique and pleasurable. SUNDAY 16 MAY 2021 - QI SOUNDS and MAY CEREMONY 12.00 - 2.00pm BST, UTC + 1 - online ZOOM event co-hosted with Ali Howard-Jones. Nourish your inner landscape with Taoist meditations of Inner Smile, Healing Sounds, gentle Qigong movement, ceremony and toning. The spiralling pathways of the heart and small intestine are sparked into flowing vitality as the Taoist Fire element is cultivated, balanced and enhanced by our practices. The immune system is boosted as the illuminated resonant heart returns to it's natural state of limitless unconditional love and acceptance to allow the expression of our highest life purpose...and to feel really good! PRIOR BOOKING and PAYMENT essential. Ticket £15, concessions £12. Direct bank transfer or paypal.me/jeannehampshire with friends and family link (ref: MAY). Please contact Jeanne for info, bank details (if needed) and booking. After payment has been received you will be sent a Zoom link and details of what to bring to session and ceremony. Please share this with anyone who might love it or maybe even give someone a magnificent May gift! xxx


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