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From Now OM – presented by Leo Dale and Vinod Prasanna.

Indian classical with a 21st century twist. A concert in 2 halves.

Leo Dale is the human tanpura, using a looping station he sings OM over an amazing 2.5 octave range, 6 layers in total in the harmonic series. A tidal wave of beautiful sound. Then he passes the baton to Vinod Prasanna who has a 250 year family history of bansuri playing (Indian flute).

Concerts in different moods are available.

The video below is a recording from a live gig,
so it gives you an exact indication of the beauty of this concert.

 

Leo has a number of releases already for this project

and the information below is for the solo version that he has been recording and performing.

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From Now OM is the name of Leo Dale’s second chanting album and also the associated live performance.
With six voices singing Om together in the harmonic series Leo has created a human tamboura that invokes deep peace.
The album is forty minutes of sonic meditation and a tidal wave of beautiful sound.

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“I recorded the flute in the video below in a temple in Ganeshpuri India.
The visual is footage of some dust floating around in my meditation room in Australia.” – Leo


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OmCover400Leo also presents this work, live in concert at Music, Art and Yoga festivals. It can slot into many festival programs as a shimmering piece of composition, a chill out morning concert, a contemporary ritual or a passive meditation art event.

How it works live

Leo sits on a large rug with art directed lounge lighting with a laptop and looping software. There is a cello loop playing. One by one he layers 6 voices on top of each other  singing Om the intervals are the same as the harmonic series The fundamental note One octave above One octave and a fifth Two octaves Two octaves and a third Two octave and a fifth.

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FromNowOM-yogamudrasanaLeo Dale has been chanting, meditating and working as a professional musician since the 1970s.

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He lives in Australia and visits India every year to further his studies in Yoga.

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It was there that he had the idea for this album in 2011 while singing overtone harmonies to the sound of priests chanting in the temple in Ganeshpuri.

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Every note, every string, every horn, every voice is made from sound vibrations. Each sound is made from one main pitch (the fundamental) and mixed in, some other notes at lower volumes (harmonics)

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If you think of a skipping rope in the schoolyard, the rope is like a big vibrating string. That big loop is the fundamental, the main note you can hear in a guitar string. If you then put some extra energy into the skipping rope, you can get two loops going. Each loop is half the length of the rope and in a vibrating guitar string this harmonic is up one octave. Similarly that string is also vibrating with 3 loops, 4 loops etc. These notes exist in lower volumes in all music, speech and sounds in general. This is the harmonic series.

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Leo sings each Om as six notes of the harmonic series. Each one of these voices vibrating in sympathy with the lowest as well as with each other.

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Album cover and Leo’s Tshirt design: Kim Lynch

Photography: James Boddington

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