a sonic vibrational journey
'Inner Temple' is all about vibrations.
How often do we observe and feel with all our senses how the sounds, the resonances and vibrations envelop and move around, above, below and through you. How do they make you feel? In this experience, we ask - can you hear the fire, the water, purity, celestial stars, darkness and light, silence and what else…?
Inspired by Hildegard Von Bingen's vision 'The Universe'
This performance for piano by pianist and Lie down & Listen founder Christina McMaster, electronic and nature soundscapes by Wellness Music composer and pioneer Tom Middleton , with meditation guide and author David Cole.
Inner Temple is a 360’ immersive sonic journey of new and improvised music inspired by 12th century Priestess, plant medicine healer, eco-activist and sonic visionary Hildegard Von Bingen.
Hildegard’s vision and painting ‘The Universe’ of pure creation, the four elements and their meaning. The vision doesn’t deny the darkness, but leans right into the core of it, embracing its contrast with the light as an essential part in the process of creation.
Almost every electronic sound originates from the piano and even the soft rain sound is sourced from Bingen itself where Hildegard lived.
First performed at Kings Place, London in March 2023. During this live performance the sound was experienced in surround as a lying down concert moving through 50 speakers provided by D&B audio.
Clip from 'Inside the Fire'
Christina McMaster - Piano
Tom Middleton - Electronics