Cherelle Sappleton and Jason Evans present a sound bath combined with a listening party.
Please arrive promptly, doors at 10.45am for 11am start-time, unfortunately later admissions cannot be accommodated.
To compliment Cherelle’s performance we will play Michael Stearn‘s 1981 album ‘Planetary Unfolding’ in full from the original vinyl pressing. The album is regarded as a classic ambient electronic composition. A journey in 6 movements inspired by the composer’s dream that envisaged our Earth, and ourselves, as a ‘mass of sounds held together through resonance’. The sound system at the Ramsgate Music Hall offers a unique opportunity to hear the record in depth.
Listeners are advised to dress cosy and loose, and to bring a mat and blanket for a horizontal experience.
What is a sound bath?
A sound bath is a relaxation technique and meditative experience in which participants ‘bathe’ in the sound waves produced by the human voice as well as instruments such as chimes, gongs, drums and singing bowls. The instruments used have unique sound signatures that elicit a variety of responses in the mind and body. Cherelle draws from a range of Himalayan singing bowls, Sun Gong, voice and crystal singing bowls in her sessions, playing the aim of inducing a deeply relaxed state. You will be asked to lie down with your eyes closed, although sitting up also works if that’s more comfortable and encouraged to breathe deeply whilst a soundscape is played to you live. All you need to do is listen, relax and receive.
What do you need to enjoy a sound bath?
Leave 1-2 hours between eating (eating soon before can cause distraction during the session)
Jumpers/ layered clothing- it’s important you don’t get cold or too hot as this is likely to bring out of the relaxed state.
Blankets, cushions to lay on. Mats can be provided however, as the floor is hard at RMH, it is encouraged to bring extra supports for the lower back/ hips regardless of whether you have issues in these areas of the body or not.
A bottle of water.
Some people like to wear an eye mask or something to cover their eyes but it is not essential.
The session is open to all genders however it is not suited for pregnant people in their first trimester, those with pace-makers or anyone triggered by sounds.
Anyone who is currently being medicated for a mental health condition is encouraged to get in contact prior to booking a ticket to ensure its suitability as Cherelle may need to adapt her playing accordingly.