Emile de Leon of Temple Sounds has been playing percussion professionally for 36 years, and Tibetan Singing Bowls for the last 12 years. He has both produced and played on the much honored and acclaimed Tibetan Singing Bowl CD’s Mystic Bowls in 1999, Shaman Bowls in 2002 and Celestial Bowls, Goddess Bowls, and Meditation Bowls in 2007. He has appeared on radio and TV with the bowls and performed all over the world and is represented in India and Nepal by Pilgrims Book Publishing and many other venues in the US including New Age Bookstores, Yoga Centers, and Music Distribution companies such as Music Design. His music from Mystic Bowls has been featured in the award winning independent movie ‘Taffy was Born’ (Synchronicity Pictures) and has been shown in Cannes Film festival as well as the Toronto/LA/NYC and Sundance film festivals in 2005. Most recently, Mystic Bowls is scheduled to appear on the award-winning hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy in late 2007.
Emile is uniquely placed worldwide to produce some of the best recordings of Tibetan Singing Bowls to date. He has a jazz and classical percussionist's background and has taught music in the public school system as well as Wesleyan University and conducted classes at Yale. He has played music professionally all his adult life both on and off the road with his prime interest now in the meditation aspects of the bowls. At present, he owns a New Age Bookshop in Middletown CT. and travels to Nepal to locate some of the most magical bowls the world has ever seen. He has unparalleled connections in that part of the world, which is necessary to find these rare antique instruments. He is the largest importer of Prime Tibetan Singing Bowls in the world.
Emile believes the Tibetan Singing Bowls have been working their way into the West to benefit people who need to reduce stress in their lives and accentuate their mystical and positive spiritual attributes. His mission in life is to show through his music that calmness and beauty are still alive and well in the heart of humanity. He wishes you the best and a fruitful journey in life and hopes you enjoy his albums. A book and DVD on the Tibetan Singing Bowls is a also due for release in 2007.