I live in a valley above an ancient sea. To the east is the grandeur of Mount Blanca. The Native Americans call this 14,000 foot peak, Dawn Mountain – The Gatekeeper of the Sunrise. This album is an acoustic offering for them. The quartz crystal singing bowls have their own song. Within the note of each of these precious gemstone bowls lies a river of overtones that sing above and over the music. Music is acoustic. It is alive. It is sentient. Whether the instruments themselves sing with strings or reeds, the music is a call to what lives in Nature, and what lives inside ourselves.
I wanted to feel and hear what would happen if the quartz crystal singing bowls had a chance to dance in each others’ harmonics – like a dance under an aspen tree.
What if the long sweet note of the violin called to the ruby crystal bowl to sing with her?
What if the notes of the hollow bone flute floated along with the drones of the deep charcoal bowl?
What if no notes were written, and what if each note led us down a path, and we had the courage to trust and to follow it?
Don Richmond and I chose a few keys and a few instruments to accompany the crystal singing bowls, with the intention that the crystal bowls would be the protagonist in this harmonic play.
We then played and sang. We did not know where we were going. But at the end of the day we smiled, and felt in our hearts that this singing was heard – by Dawn Mountain.
Leigh Ann Phillips is an award-winning singer songwriter, sound healing practitioner, lecturer, and teacher. She is on a mission to merge sound and music to assist people in leading more fulfilling lives in healthier bodies. Her work is taking her all over the world and back again - to her nest in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. She has recently opened The Dragon House Sound Healing Center in Crestone, CO, where she plays and records music, provides sound healing sessions, and teaches others how to utilize and play the crystal singing bowls for self-healing and transformation.