Waves that Matter: Asheville’s First Annual RESONATE Festival
WHAT: All-day sound healing/vibrational wisdom expo featuring, yoga, drumming, meditations, workshops and live music, including Paradiso and Rasamayi on the world’s largest crystal dijeridoo and cystal singing bowls.
WHEN: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
WHERE: New Mountain (38 N. French Broad Ave., downtown Asheville)
WHY: The science of cymatics explores how vibrations shape and transform matter . Certain frequency combinations can create tangible discordant patterns just as others can create harmonious ones. The art of sound healing is derived from this inquiry, whereby music is created with the specific intention to deliver frequencies that will generate positive spiritual/mental/physical outcomes. Xpress asked event organizer Liz Cox to tell us more about Resonate:
Liz Cox: People commonly ask “What do you resonate with?” and it’s an important question to consider what states of being, emotion, or wellness are the varying tonalities, music, day-to-day sounds eliciting in us.
It will be a grand experiment to see who comes forward to experience this expo. My hope that it will draw out people from all age groups and walks of life. The intention is for it to be culturally inclusive rather than exclusive.
The kind of information people will find at Resonate can lead to immediate transformational experience, because sound doesn’t require anything to be useful. We can appreciate sound in the same way that we appreciate a vitamin. We have sound in all moments — when we’re engaging in conversation, listening to a wave crashing on the beach, or hearing words shared with a beloved — and in all of these moments, it is having an effect on matter and our bodies.
When you take it to the next level and have people together and focusing on sound in an event like this — for the purpose of healing — then it becomes much more powerful.
For more information about Resonate, visit asklizze.com/resonate.