Category: Music

A Ceilingless Conversation

Alanis Morissette is a Grammy® award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. In this special edition of Insights at the Edge, recorded live at the 2013 Emerging Women conference, Tami Simon and Alanis speak on the creative process and the ability to draw inspiration from one’s fears. They also discuss the idea of the divine feminine and how it might be applied to a music industry fixated on the sexualization of women. Finally, Alanis and Tami talk about “ceilingless” conversations and Alanis’s vision for an evolution of “divine union” within the feminist movement. (65 Minutes)

The Devotional Heart of Deva Premal

Tami Simon speaks with Deva Premal, a classically trained singer and musician known around the world for her devotional chanting and the inspiring music she creates with her partner Miten. When performing, Deva and Miten both have incredible presence on stage and transmit a kind of openness and emptiness that is beautiful to be with and quite rare. Deva speaks about her experiences sharing music all around the world, mantras, and how devotional music can actually create a space that she believes welcomes all of our emotional experience. (56 minutes)

Peter Jack Rainbird: Unravel

Soloist Peter Jack Rainbird—along with his trusty vintage electric guitar and collection of homemade pedals—is said to create sounds that would seem to require a full orchestra. In this episode, Peter and Tami Simon talk about the origins of his unique personal sound and how it relates to nature, architecture, and society. They also discuss the process of discovering, nurturing, and expressing one’s personal gifts. Finally, Peter introduces listeners to two excerpts from his new studio album releasing through Sounds True, Unravel: The Extended Suites. (66 minutes)

The Healing Pulse – a free music download!

We’re happy to offer you The Healing Pulse, a free download featuring inspiring and and expansive music for healing, relaxation, and contemplation, Includes hand-picked selections from the Sounds True archive, including tracks from our friends Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur, Glen Velez, Kimba Arem, John de Kadt, Singh Kaur, and Riley Lee.

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The Cello and David Darling in Love

David Darling, a Grammy®-winning cellist and maverick musician who redefines the way the cello is played and the way music is taught, speaks with Tami Simon about his unique perspective on music. With Sounds True, David has released a new record called In Love and Longing with vocalist Sylvia Nakkach, as well as Just Being Here, a collaboration with Coleman Barks featuring David’s music and the poetry of Rumi. In this episode, David and Tami discuss the cello as an instrument of melancholy, what it takes to be a good collaborator, and the art of good listening. (72 minutes)

See David Darling live in August 2014. Visit WakeUpFestival.com for more information.

Meditation Music – a free download!

Friends, please enjoy this free collection of music from the Sounds True archive, designed to provide an environment of stillness, rest, and inspiration. Meditation Music: An Invitation to Still the Mind and Open the Heart features tracks from beloved Sounds True artists such as Nawang Khechog, Snatam Kaur, Shaman’s Dream, and others.

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