Puja in Temple of Sound


During one of my practical courses on the production of incense, in a beautiful forest in the province of Pistoia, I met LAM, and a pleasant conversation was immediately born. After a few days I introduced him to a magical place, that is the Luigi Tronci Foundation, amazed by this space LAM expresses himself by saying that this is a Temple of Sound, in fact he is absolutely right.

In a few months we create a Puja, that is a sort of concert performed mainly with Tibetan gongs and bowls in order to allow the people present to meditate, but within the Foundation there are not only splendid Gongs, of which Luigi Tronci is also a founding member from the famous company UFIP, famous for the production of cymbals for drums, but we can find numerous ethnic instruments, especially of percussive origin, but also objects made during courses and workshops, such as windchime made with bottle caps, nails and other objects of recycling, stones, shells, as well as glass gongs, sheet metal, ceramic xylophones, stone and hundreds of other tools.

After recording with the Foundation, which I also contributed by playing a UFIP Gong and a splendid frame drum with a diameter of about 120 cm, I added small synthesis textures, simple loops, and I admit that this album is one of the most acoustic I have ever made, except Soundscape in India Nepal 1997, which is only field recordings.

Subsequently the vocal intervention of LAM with harmonic singing and karghyraa. The invitation to the studio by Elisa Saveri and Chiara Salvatori transformed this Puja into an enchanting and engaging sound mantra, with cathartic oscillations that navigate the depths of the soul with alternations of chiaroscuro, precisely to bring out hidden sides of our self. deep.

The characteristic of this Puja, which I wanted to enhance are the fluctuating moments between impetuosity and rarefaction, precisely to give perhaps more value to emptiness than to excess.

 

jarguna

 

 

 

Nada Yoga (harmonic sound bath) I have dedicated my life to research and in particular to natural medicine in a broad sense, with many tools that I thought I should know and experience. With yoga I understood that everything is united, we exchange information and raise awareness. In yoga I discovered sound as an immortal being beyond the Earth and its illusory paths. Nada Yoga is the harmonic sound that I intuited to bring back to the origins before the mantra formed by words and phrases, that is to the primitive sound of the original matrix. The primordial mantra sound acts at an instinctive atavistic cerebral level with respect to the subsequent mantra. The healing power of harmonic sound as an external instrument: gong, trumpets, shells and harmonic bells and internal: harmonic song in its variations, is enormous. So much so that it is not by chance that the Chinese ideogram of medicine and sound are similar .. Scientific evidence demonstrates the power of sound. The chemical variation of the vibration brings the cells back to the basic soil, raising the immune defenses, rebalancing body systems and apparatuses. The resulting well-being gives the harmonic sound an unparalleled healing power.

The encounter with jarguna is a not at all casual encounter that gives rise to this work. I am talking about a person with a potential for remarkable experiences like few I have found in my path. Knowledge that only with profound humility can we acquire and use for ourselves and for others. The tools used at the Temple of Sound in the Puja are the concretization of our appointment.

Puja Gong is a gong bath dedicated to something or a personality: a master, a deity or something else. This is the case of Yoga and Buddha as a common point of search for the path of the common Sadhana Self. All beyond specific styles of yoga and lineages of Buddhism.

Kargyraa is a vocal technique that uses the vocal and vestibular cords (false vocal cords) simultaneously, creating two connected sound sources. By narrowing the larynx, the vestibular folds can be brought together and vibrate. An undertone is produced exactly half the frequency of the fundamental produced by the vocal cords. The buccal fold completes a whole cycle of vibration, while the larynx generates a sound by vibrating. The mouth cavity can be modeled, (as in the manipulation of vowels to select some harmonics), the perceived sound is a complex of different pitches simultaneously.

Lam Sadishiva

 

Marco and I are neighbors and one morning he told me about the musical project he wanted to complete.

The news intrigues me all and therefore I replied that I would have gladly participated. I am a singer, music therapist and music educator and I found it very interesting to take part in Marco’s (jarguna) idea, both from an educational and an emotional point of view.

Elisa Saveri

An experience full of stimuli and colors combined with care. I feel grateful for the opportunity and the pleasure of singing in this project, inspired by the soundscapes created by percussion and by the suggestions that they can evoke.

Chiara Salvadori