september, 2023

Call of the Jaguar

Hastings Museum and art galleryCompleted29sep7:00 pm9:00 pmCall of the JaguarAn immersive sound journey Event Type Live music


Hastings Museum and art gallery

John's Place, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1ET

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(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Call of the Jaguar– A journey of immersive sound with The Sound Apothecary & Abstract Source in collaboration with Coastal Currents arts festival.

Get lost in sound and find your inner wild. 

Ancient civilisations understood the transformational power of sound and its effect on atmosphere, the emotions and physical body. 

Sound has historically been used in ritual to induce a trance like state via the use of hypnotic drum beats and rattles, one of the oldest forms of what we now recognise as sound therapy. 

We will be creating a modern day sound ritual inspired by Shamanic traditions. A multi sensory experience with meditative sound recordings, guided meditation, visual projections and live drum, gong and crystal singing bowl resonance.

Full event info below….


The significance of the Jaguar…

Revered by the ancient Maya, the Jaguar is the largest and most powerful creature of the rainforest, a totemic symbol of stealth & strength. Aligning with the spirit of the Jaguar in traditional shaman led ritual served as an effective practice to “become one” with these qualities. 

An ability to see in the dark associated the Jaguar with the power of inner sight and their appearance at dusk with the setting sun led to their being called the “night sun” and worshipped as masters of the underworld and the subconscious mind.

This essence of the Jaguar would be called upon in ceremony for personal guidance and to shine a light into the deepest parts of the heart and psyche. 

We will be exploring this theme in a guided visualisation woven into the soundscape of the evening . 

Everyone can use some Jaguar power 🐆⚡️ 

The Sound Journey 

It feels ceremonial to simply step into the wooden carved Durbar Hall with its deep acoustics. It will resonate with sound as we journey through guided visualisation, meditative recordings and a live sound bath sequence designed to entrain the mind into the Theta state, the brainwave associated with intuition, dreaming and inner sight.

We look forward to experiencing this journey together as part of the creative wave of Coastal Currents arts festival this autumn. 

“It is the animal in us that knows what it knows” Toko Pa Turner 

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The Sound Apothecary is a concept created by Maria Christofi, a graduate of The British Academy of Sound Therapy to represent the power of vibrational sound. With a special interest in the integration of the healing arts with performance and sound, Maria holds space for deep transformation and is a fully qualified acupuncturist, sound therapist and shamanic practitioner. 

Collaborations include sell out sound immersions at Hastings Museum with The Butterfly wheelHastings Botanical Garden, A Curious Agenda, Wild Alchemy Lab and Ignota press.

Abstract Source is a digital arts collective specialising in audio visual meditation (Jules Dickens – composer, music production and Duncan Lethbridge – drone Pilot, filmmaker, photographer.)

Multi-sensory, audio visual environments are created with surround sound for a deep listening experience. Dynamic soundscapes are crafted from a classical background and rooted in ambient electronica featuring brainwave entrainment, Pythagorean tuning, biorhythms and traditional sound healing. 

Visuals explore the natural world to create contemporary, video art landscapes, featuring aerial cinematography and drone technology to harmoniously compliment sound. 

Previous projects include the release of a Digital Music Therapy album on the MEYA app, live performances at Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Fringe and Hastings Sonics and collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church Universities innovation and research project.

Event Information

There is a choice between seated tickets on cushioned banquette seats or a lying down space on the wooden floor of the Durbar Hall. 

We recommend that you bring eye masks for the guided visualisation. 

For those choosing lying down tickets, please bring a yoga mat, blankets and cushions. 

Doors at 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Please contact us with any questions and to notify of any health conditions on 07970794367

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