The idea of this campaign for financial support was born on:
31st March 2013, (31-3-13) the date of my 31st birthday.
As you see, this date forms a palindromic number, which refers to any number that remains the same when its digits are reversed.
I really feel that this is a sign for me to do something else this year to keep on with my dream and finish the Khyma . I think I will never have again in this life such an inspirational birthday date, so it is the perfect moment to ask for a present to the Universe.
A gift to share with the whole world!
How everything started…
When I went to India five years ago I came across a very special instrument discovered by a bell luthier in 1989. I put much effort into it and finally the inventor could get to my studio in Terrassa (Spain) in order to make this instrument, introducing its powerful sound in Europe for the first time.
Since then, I have been working hard on composing different music pieces and digging into the special features of this sound as well as its therapeutic value, not only individually but also in concerts.
What are the Bilas?
The bilas are flat bells that emit a wide variety of harmonics, vibration and ultrasonic radiation that affect the mind and the body. It can even change the brain waves and balance both hemispheres, producing several effects such as binaural effects among others.
The biggest bells produce ultrasounds and infrasounds, and they are precisely the longest sounds (they last an average of five minutes with just one hit).
Up to now the Khyma has thirty-four bilas and to complete the set I need five semitones and three bass tones (the latter are 35 kg bells).
What´s the objective of this campaign?
To finance the trip, salary and provision for the Russian inventor, to buy the material needed to make the new bilas and to record a CD with the new Khyma sound.
It is very important to make the big bilas (they produce the lowest sound of the set) so that the seven notes are completed and we can record a CD exclusively with the vibration of the bass sounds, which are perfect for relaxations, therapy and meditation.
The sound of the bilas affects the emotional, psychological and energetic state of mind, that is why we are using them in individual Sound Therapies along with lights, geometry and vibration to help any person – adult or child- in their emotional and physical processes.
The sound of the biggest bells is the most relaxing of all, so if I have the seven notes represented I will be able to cover the four sides of the pyramid with sound and get a circular alternate audition that comprises all the range of frequencies corresponding to the seven energetic vital points in the body.
- My concerts take place in buildings with special acoustic conditions, such as churches, Monasteries, castles, caves or auditoriums all over Spain.
By adding these three new bells and semitones there will be more diverse musical possibilities and wider harmonic universes in the concerts.
It is very important for me to finish the making of the set of bilas as well as meeting the inventor again to experience with him this creative process and share with him all we have been through for two years.
I hope to keep on learning from him so that we can launch this project again with power, passion, love and energy.
WHAT WILL WE USE THE MONEY FOR?
To pay for the material needed to make the new bilas and semitones, as well as the wooden structure to hang the new bilas.
To pay for the inventor´s trip to Spain, wages, support.
To translate from Russian into Spanish during his stay.
Recording of the CD with the new sound as well as the edition of 500 copies of this CD.
To pay back the collaborators of this campaign (micro-patrons) with their rewards.
To pay for the rent of the church in Barcelona for the private concert for the micro-patrons.
To pay for the expenses to organize a private event with the bilas at my studio to watch the projection of the first version of the documentary about the making of the Khyma.
In the event of collecting more money than needed, we would make four more bilas with special tuning to create specifically binaural effects. We can also use that extra money to improve the covers of the CDs.
1-It can take us approximately one month to buy and bring to Barcelona the material needed.
2-We must buy the flight ticket for the inventor, set a date for his visit and apply for his visa.
3-To make the bilas.
4-To record the CD.
According to my calculations, and once we got the funding, the inventor would come to Spain in September or October at the latest to make the new bilas.
From October to November, depending on the recording of the CD, I would contact every micro-patron to give him/her their rewards.
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