We are proud to present the Yantra http://sitonyantra.space
@ BDY HAX ATX 2019 Sat.-Sun., Feb. 23-24. LZR, 612 W. Fourth. For badges and schedule, see http://www.bodyhackingcon.com $140-300
During BDY HAX ATX 2019, we will be offerring content during 3 different sessions:
On Saturday night, we will have a session with musicians performing on the Yantra from 9pm-12am (performers list below).
On Sunday morning, we will allow festival attendees to sign up for brief sessions to try out the Yantra on a first come, first served basis, between 10:15am-12:15pm.
And on Sunday afternoon, we will host a presentation about the Yantra from 2:00pm-2:25pm.
The Yantra is a mirror for your mantra. By placing you at the center of a cymatic chamber, the power and beauty of the sacred geometry within your voice become apparent in a way never before possible.
The Yantra is a 10'x10ʼ steel sculpture tuned to vibrate to the sounds of your voice embedded within a surrounding sound system. The seat, upon which youʼll rest as you vocalize is suspended above a pool of water so that you can observe the cymatics in your voice creating a truly immersive and synesthetic experience that is by turns comical, bewildering, and profoundly moving.
PERFORMER LIST FOR BDY HAX ATX 2019
Omid Aski Laridjani
Content Love Knowles
How I Quit Crack (Tina Forbis & Chris Cones)
Fucking Awesome (Shanta Stevens, Ian Quinn, & Joseph Sachs)
The Yantra is not so much an interactive art & music installation as it is a conduit. To what or where is entirely up to you. You are invited to explore the infinite trans-dimensional depths of time and space using the most primal and intuitive tool you own: your voice. Whisper, laugh, scream, sing. Explore however you feel as you sit upon the Yantra. No particular skill is needed, in fact the Yantra sometimes has the most profound effect on people who feel as if they may have no power in their voice at all. The only goal is to discover how deep you can go... At BDY HAX ATX 2019, you will have the opportunity to hear about the making of the Yantra, see performances, and also try it out yourself.
YANTRA FACT SHEET
• The yantra is a 10x10 steel sculpture
• Materials include water, transducers, microphone, mixers, a computer, surround sound
• The experience can range from deeply transformative to whimsical and fun
• The idea was inspired by tantra practice and originated about a year ago
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Fabiola Einhorn, interaction & lead design
Bobby McDonald, metal work & design
Aaron Benavides, audio engineer & design
Shanta Stevens, neurosomatic technician
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"This is the kind of technology that wakes people up."
"This is the best implementation of feedback I've ever seen."
"It's better than both the shower and the car for singing"
"Through steel, cymatics, echos, and three brilliantly creative minds the Yantra illuminated my past programming and encouraged me to reconstruct my outlook on my introverted, shy nature. Prior to experiencing the Yantra's power, I was under the assumption that my timid nature prevented me from having an impact on the world around me. Upon placing myself in the middle and on a suspended yantra, I began to ohm at the auditory level of my quietest mumble. Immediately my body was overcome with a vibrational output that overloaded all of my cells and brought me into the dynamic center of my very essence. This allowed me to find strength in the softest parts of my soul, and understand how drastic of an impact my softest ohm could leave on me, if no one else. Upon further observation, I realized that it had that same effect on an audience with a louder voice. This project truly elucidates how powerful sound is on our body, mind, and spirit."
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