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Don Conreaux, Grand Master of the ancient musical instrument gong, returns in Athens with the planetary gongs, after the lovefull welcome of the Greek audience last November, for a unique music performance, at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, on 22nd of May 21:00, at the atrium of MCF coffee | bar | resto.

Don Conreaux from New York is accompanied by the “muse” of Slovenia Gong Master Mojca Morya and Gong Master Aidan McIntyre from United Kingdom, in this original music performance with planetary and symphonic gongs and natural and archaic musical instruments, combining masterly elements from Eastern tradition, the civilization of the American Natives and the Western culture in the Harmony of the Celestial Spheres for Universal Peace, in this concert of Free Spiritual Jazz, special dedicated to Greece, the sacred womb of Western civilization.

Friendly participation: Nikos Touliatis on percussion and the new talented musician Giorgos Mitsikaris.

Gong was called “Echion” by the ancient Greeks, derived from the Greek word for sound, “Echos”, as also the word echo. It was connected with the worship of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, since the first Gong came out of the same oven that made the first bread, and was used in Eleusinian mysteries. The Gong, which probably travelled and rooted in East culture with Great Alexander’s campaign, returns nowadays in West, with all the Buddhism and Hindu philosophy embodied. Gong’s use for healing purposes links back in time, direct to the theory of the great philosopher Pythagoras about the Musical Harmony of the Spheres and the Golden Ratio.

Don Conreaux, since 1969, is the first yoga teacher in America who devoted his life in research and practice of the healing vibrations of gong in combination with yoga techniques. For more than 40 years he travels all around the globe to spread the knowledge of the healing power of sound and to demonstrate the extra-ordinary qualities of gong, giving instruction in seminars and workshops and full-evening concerts. He promotes the gong as a means of stress reduction and subsequent healing, but also sees tone vibration as a tool for expanding awareness and global unity, and the creation of a peacebell garden for Universal Peace, with bells made recycled metal of guns.

According to Don Conreaux: “The thrust of his work is to demonstrate and explain the importance of the ancient gong in today’s world, not only through the diversity of its powerful entertainment value, but by introducing its philosophy, relevance, and application to musicians, therapists, scientists, educators and the general public”.

He has written many books about the sacred geometry of Sound and its healing power. Three of his books are now being translated in Greek, “Gongs of Our Solar System”, “Magnum Opus of the Gong” and “Music of Wholeness” and his audio – educational cd “Gongs of Our Solar System” is already published in Greek by Friends of Gong.

The experience of the gong sound is unique. The vibrations spread around to all directions from the center of the gong. The energy that flows with them has a direct effect on every cell of the body, the mind and the spirit. The ego-self is dissolved, mind calms, the train of thoughts stop. All levels of existence, the physical, the emotional, the mental, the spiritual are balanced. Even children get excited with the gong sound. Research is been conducted all over the world on the psychotherapeutic use of gongs on children with special needs, drug addicts and abusers and prisoners.

Duration: 75 minutes
Organised by: FRIENDS OF GONG
With: Don Conreaux (NYC),
Mojca Morya (Slovenia),
Aidan McIntyre (UK)
Friendly Participation: Nikos Touliatos,
Giorgos Mitsikaris

Sunday, 22 May 2011

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