Ian Hesford

Ian Hesford is an amazing multi-instrumentalist. Mostly self-taught and inspired by the primal and ancient, Ian began his career as a Didgeridoo player. This eventually led him to learn other overtone instruments such as the bamboo mouth harp (or "Kubing") from the Philippines, the mouth bow, throat singing and Middle-Eastern hand percussion. While mostly known around the country for being the body painted percussionist in the psychedelic tribal rock band Telesma, Ian has also performed as a solo artist for many national and international organizations such as The Embassy Of Australia, The Embassy Of New Zealand, National Geographic Society, The National Cathedral, The National Aquarium, The Visionary Art Museum and The Kennedy Center to name just a few.

Ancient Harmonic Instruments and Throat Singing/ Kirtan Chants from India Pt. 1: Harmonic Overtone Vocal Techniques and Instruments

A group toning will start off the first half of the workshop; Ian Hesford of Telesma will then demonstrate some of the world's earliest harmonic instruments including Didgeridoo, Kubing, and Mouth Bow. This will be followed by a discussion of the principles of harmonic overtones, and a lesson on how to train yourself to hear them in everyday sounds, and begin to produce them yourself using the ancient art of "Throat Singing" for meditation, healing and balance.

















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