Sat, Apr 16|
Location is TBD
Private House Concert / Sound Journey with James Marienthal and Merlyn Holmes
Lie back and listen, relax, unwind, and release into your dreams as founder of Creativity Alive Merlyn Holmes and longtime collaborator James Marienthal guide you through an exquisite sound journey with Chinese Wind Gongs, Native American flutes, and more. $20 Register now.
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Location is TBD
About the event
Lie back and listen, relax, unwind, and release into your dreams in connection with friends as founder of Creativity Alive Merlyn Holmes and longtime collaborator James Marienthal guide you through an exquisite sound journey with Chinese Wind Gongs, Native American flutes, ngoni, piano, xylophones, Tibetan and singing bowls, bells, percussion, and voice.
Bring yoga mats, blankets, pillows, or back jacks, and your beautiful selves. Some chairs will also be available.
20 seats available for $20/each (15 remaining)
Due to the intimate nature of this event, tickets are non-refundable but may be given to friends.
Private address near North Boulder Park will be emailed to registered participants.
Part of the Creativity Alive 2022 Sound Journey Series
About James Marienthal:
From a lifetime of study in music and jazz improvisation, James creates compelling and meaningful musical journeys. His album “Speak to the Sky” was described by the Boulder Daily Camera as “a stirring collection of auditory bliss", and New Age Music Guide acclaimed it as “one of 2020’s finest meditation albums.” His album “Mysteries of the Night, Alive Inside The Tank” was named the #1 Healing Arts Music album of 2018 and was described as “like jamming with God… intoxicating and mesmerizing”, and acclaimed by The World Flute Society as "Extraordinary music… ethereal, spiritual, meditative, and absolutely amazing”
James plays various indigenous flutes, silver flute, piano, and percussion. He is a published composer, and is well known as owner and producer for the Grammy winning new age/world music label Silver Wave Records. For more info visit: www.jamesmarienthal.com
About Merlyn Holmes:
Merlyn Holmes is the founder and vision-keeper of Creativity Alive, a multi-disciplinary community arts organization whose mission is "To inspire creativity & To build community." She is a dancer, writer, photographer, musician, and lover and cultivator of all art forms -- as well of the artists-in-all-of-us.
Four Chinese Wind Gongs have served as the "bronze lining" of the pandemic for her, for they began arriving in her living room early in the pandemic in 2020 and became her go-to source of wonder and curiosity in the midst of it all, along with an ngoni hand-crafted for her by Boulder artist and friend Jahanara Mangus. Merlyn began sharing sound journeys with the public in 2021 and has prioritized this as a primary goal for Creativity Alive in 2022 to help bring healing, joy, and awe to our community in the aftermath of the pandemic, the mass shooting at King Soopers, the Marshall Fire, and all the challenges and delights of life.
About Merlyn's sound journeys:
“This was an amazing experience. Mer has a true gift and has such a welcoming spirit, she’s a master of her art. Just sitting in the energy of the gongs is almost indescribable. I was able to totally and completely relax my body and mind and let the sounds and vibrations of the gongs and other instruments wash over me. After the session I felt lighter and more balanced, I was able to sleep better and felt more free. Totally, 100% recommend!”
-- Sarah Hinton
“That was awesome. I've never heard gongs like that. They really are sound beings. They were telling a story and making me feel all kinds of different things. There were ups and downs, anticipation, deep, powerful. I felt in my primal power.
"I've been to a lot of gong baths but never experienced what you've delivered. Now this is a problem; every gong bath will be very disappointing.
“I want to hold onto this as long as I can.”
“I didn't know what to expect. This blew me out of the water.
“I felt like it was a choir of ancestors singing to me....”
“I booked Mer for a private session during a destination girls trip in Boulder. I was just expecting a typical gong sound bath, but it was far more than I could’ve ever imagined. I really understand why she calls her gongs “sound beings” and felt as though I was enveloped by them and taken to another dimension. She provided such a calm, open, and nurturing energy that made us all very comfortable and open to receive and connect. The incorporation of complementary sounds was beautiful, unexpected and truly elevated the experience.”
-- Kalyn Essex
“When the ngoni started playing, the sound felt like a flow of life. I didn't see it coming, and it totally swept me away. I shifted from moving through a more dense and textured experience with the gongs to suddenly being swept away in flowing lightness. Both sides were great.”
1 hour 30 minutes
Doors open 7 pm