Transcendent four part didjeridu compositions for deep listening, yoga, massage & meditation This project was recorded in a 100 yd stone tunnel overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which transforms the sound with its radically powerful resonance. The magic came unannounced and continues to connect with people around the world.
The collaboration features master players from South Africa, Mexico & the U.S. on one-of-a-kind agave didjeridu instruments in harmony ranging from 2 ft. to 10 ft. long. 71 minutes
Ze Carlos, Portugal
The Eternal Presence means a lot to me. It´s very spiritual - one of the most beautiful music rituals I have ever heard. It was created with love, providing a deep state of relaxation in a concentrated way. The sound and harmony is huge and mixed in such a way that what we hear is really one sound (and it is, the all which make one - the Eternal Presence) Each key and each sound is played with love and connection to our mother earth and our father universe. What you play belongs to humanity. Congratulations.
Larry Marshall, Quebec City, Canada
I finally got to listen to The Eternal Presence. WOW!!! Definitely a different form of didje playing than I do, but definitely an attention grabber. I just had to put the headphones on, lay down and be taken away. Fantastic!!!
Alan Tower Bio
For many years I was entranced with writing for solo acoustic guitar with Leo Kottke, Alex deGrassi and Michael Hedges as inspiration or mentors. In the early 90’s, experimenting with a new barring technique, I injured my hand so severely I was not able to play for many years, and now only for short periods. However, this was a gift, as I became drawn to a series of new earth based instruments and began working with the inventors to expand their tonality and resonance in the world. The first was the huaca, a triple chambered clay vessel flute, then the didjeridu and most recently the Hang and Shruti Box. These instruments are made from clay, wood, alloy or agave and provide a natural connection to my work as an environmental activist. The instruments are also based on, or directly from, non-western cultures and use the natural scale vs. equal temperament. The intersection of music, activism and world cultural became complete without a previous plan to integrate these together. In bringing the western compositional approach used in writing for solo guitar to these new instruments, I discovered that there was a wide world open to me in pushing the instruments beyond their current boundaries and became fascinated by experiencing an music based on this natural scale heard in Indian music.
The work of Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry have particularly inspired my vision of music as a voice and catalyst for a more humane sustainable culture. My compositions and unusual sounds were spotlighted in the Ellipsis Arts CD/book Orbitones, Spooharps and Bellowphones, in a series of Tsunami Rangers video’s on sea kayaking, in the 2004 Disney.Skywalker movie Peter Pan, and in soundtracks for meditation and yoga. I perform solo, in duo, with Ancient Future and SpiritMoves, and in the Cave Concert series overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.