Alexandre Tannous: Exploring Sound

Please join us on Tuesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. as the Art & Technology Committee welcomes its next speaker, Alexandre Tannous, composer and ethnomusicologist, as he discusses sound and its connections with the body, mind and spirit.

Humans have been drawn to music since the beginning of time. Ancient and contemporary religions, shamanic societies, mystical and spiritual sects have revered sound to be the ultimate source in the universe and intricately connected to consciousness. Using case studies Alexandre will talk about the benefits of sound as a tool for therapy, to explore spiritual dimensions of consciousness, to reveal the higher self, and to enhance self-awareness. Alexandre will explain what gives sound this power and what causes the physiological effects on the body and mind.

Alexandre, who has studied and taught at Columbia University, has been investigating the therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from three different perspectives – Western scientific, Eastern philosophical, and shamanic societal beliefs – to gain a deeper understanding of how, and to what extent, sound has been used to affect human consciousness. As an ethnomusicologist his approach entails a social scientific study of sound use in several traditional contexts: religious, spiritual, holistic, and cultural.

Alexandre continues his research on sound and practices as a sound therapist.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us.