Music is my main tool into fearlessness, flowering of love and becoming consciously one with the flow!
Over 35 years of music practice and performances, I'm a multi instrumentalist, playing with many different musician from all over the globe.
Love loosing my self into music! One of my greatest teacher and inspiring soul, is the Bansuri master Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Interview with Avi Adir, Woods Whistling producer and composer
Why Woods Whistling?
I love spending time in the woods, feeling the calm tranquil surroundings, sounds of birds, fresh air. Very often I let myself sing and whistle freely into the open space.
One of the main instrument in Woods Whistling is the flute, and when I was looking for an album name, Woods Whistling sounded great to me.
How was the album created?
When I first felt the need to record my new album, I knew it's going to be an acoustic and relaxing one.
I wanted to use the sounds of different flutes, and I decided to have more of the acoustic guitar strings sounds and no percussion.
I got into the studio and started recording the new tracks, laying down acoustic guitars and flutes.
I love Cello and for a few years now I'm playing many concerts with one of my favorite Cello players, Lucas Stam. So I invited him to the studio to record his Cello on a few of the tracks.
In the time of the recordings I met an amazing Italian Hang player, Luca Bertteli, and after few concerts together, we went into the studio and recorded Floating Hills.
I noticed that the Hang has a very magical influence on people, it is touching and melting hearts, and I knew it has to be included in the album with Luca playing it with his amazing flow and unique dynamic Hang playing.
The tracks of the album were born in a period of one year. Earthly Wind was born one morning when I woke up and heard a bass line in my head. I recorded it instantly on my iPhone and took a walk on the beach while listening to it. Then I started singing with it and came up with a song that took me over for a few days. I could not stop singing the melody, and that's how it grew. I have chosen the Indian Sarod to play the melody line, and I was lucky to have the passionate and talented Sarod player, Martine Baajens, disciple of Akbar Ali Khan, to record in Earthly Wind.
Creating and completing Woods Whistling took me more then a year and a half of hard work and joy. When I play music I play from here and now, and my goal was to create a smooth relaxing acoustic album that will be a pleasure to listen to, with professional sound quality that can be used as background music for relaxation, Yoga, and also for deep listening.
Which instruments do you play?
I play the Indian Bansuri, the Egyptian Ney flute, the Japanese Shakuhachi, the silver flute, some piccolo flutes, Greek Bouzouki and guitars.
Singing is, and always was, my main instrument. I love singing, and when I play the instrument, it feels like I'm singing.
Woods Whistling is an instrumental album.
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