Amplifying nature's resonance

Reconnecting human consciousness to nature's resonance with spatial audio

THE EARTH ECHO CONCEPT

"The earth has music for those that listen"
- R. Holmes 

An immersive Ecological Sound-Harmony Project co-created by sound engineers, visual artists, musicians and sound healers, collaborating around a central theme of conservation, bringing about altered states of consciousness from deep within our inner world.

Imagine you're in a rainforest. You hear trees rustling and gibbons calling. The rain is falling, then suddenly the sound of thunder jolts through your entire body. Now imagine yourself standing on a mountainside as 70mph howling winds blow and whistle around you in all directions, your nose catches the smell of lemon verbena as you breathe in. This is the Earth Echo experience. A 360º, fully immersive ecological and wellness experience.

Earth Echo combines 3D audio field recordings of nature with ancient healing instruments. The audio is spatialised in a 360º environment, then mixed with dispersed scents - for a unique and healing sound bath experience – inducing a deep state of meditation in harmony with nature's resonance.

Experience earth echoes throughout your mind-body today with immersive events, retreats and online spatialised audio content.

The 360º Sound-Health Model.

Re-establish 'Eustasis' (optimal body equilibrium) via total immersion in our
360º neurosensory environment. Attuning
the mind-body into a state of Sound-Health.

Our immersive events, workshops & retreats employ The 360° Sound-Health Model, flooding the senses with nature's resonance, attuning the mind-body's stress receptors back to equilibrium after the disruption caused by modern day hectic lifestyles. Our 360º Sound-Health Model combines natural healing scent dispersion, powerful ancient healing tools, spatialised sounds, vocals and carefully curated animal & wildlife sounds chosen for their ability to trigger ancient memories, emotions and sensations; allowing participants to realise the Essence of Nature within and without.

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360° spatial technology

We amplify nature's call using immersive technology, exploring and creating content in 360 audio, binaural headset tracks and in the future VR. 

Our immersive experience is based on a 360° speaker setup with programmable spatialised audio that can place and manuerve sound as objects in a 360 space, giving a sonically rich and engaging experience that's hyper-realistic with sound on our ears, many of which have yet to experience.

Our content can be programmed into any speaker setup for events and can be adjusted to any size space, making the experience scalable.

 
 

The health benefits
 

  • Communicate on a cellular level with our bodies through powerful resonance of instruments to harmonise and clear dissonance of the mind and bodily functions, promoting regulation of our cellular health, its optimum function and nature.
     

  • Activate the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) to shift mind and body out of fight or flight mode by switching off the Sympathetic Nervous System and activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System; reducing anxiety and stress to promote the body’s regulation and innate abilities to self heal.

  • Entrains the brain to a calmer state of being for relaxation (alpha and theta state) and reach the sub-conscious mind for re-programming.
     

  • Promotes deep inner listening, relaxation to re-establish mind-heart connection and to nature and ourselves.
     

  • Sound healing is also known to trigger visions, emotions and memories during sessions that can bring about insights into the deeper recesses of our being to be acknowledged and released.

"Overexposure to manmade environments was believed to cause “excessive nervous tension, over-anxiety, hasteful disposition, impatience and irritability”

The acoustic patterns produced by bioacoustics and elements of the earth have positive effect on our mental activity and our cells. Observing the acoustic environment we are exposed to can bring great insight into how much noise pollution we are surrounded by 24 hours a day due to man-made environments - aircrafts, speeding cars and technology. It's becoming a lot harder to find spaces that are not impacted by human behaviour, which highlights the importance of perserving natural habitats now more than ever.

QUOTE. SOURCE: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 864; doi:10.3390/ijerph14080864 / www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph

Cellular health
and sound

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Our bodies are made up of over a trillions cells and are on a sub-atomic level exhibit spin through wave form. Sound effects how matter is formed, we can therefore effect the spin frequency using sound. The structure of our cells and the quality of the spin can be be understood by looking at cymatics and can help us to visualise and understand how sound can form the structure of our cells on a molecular level.

"It's true: The sound of nature helps us to relax"

The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time.

- SCIENCE DAILY

There are many scientific research papers available that studies how nature sounds and environments has an positive effect on our health and well-being.

But we don't need such studies to prove it, we encourage our fellow earthlings to sit in such spaces to experience it for themselves. Nature sounds calms the nervous system and allows for space for mental clarity, creativity and a sense of inner peace.

FIELD RECORDING  AUDIO: Recording by Axel Drioli from Sounding Wild

Blood and cellular health with sound and vibration

Sound baths also known as a ‘vibrational massage’ can help to dramatically stimulate and increase blood flow - causing our blood cells to be more dynamic, symmetrical and clearer.

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BLOOD TEST 20 MINS BEFORE GONG BATH

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BLOOD TEST AFTER 20 MINS GONG BATH

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HEADSET TRACK EXPERIENCE 

A sonic portal into natural worlds

Be transported deep into the jungle with spatialised sounds

This is a headset experience produced in attempt to mimic the experience within
the 360 sound system in an event setup.

Please use over ear headphones for a fuller experience recommended with eyes closed lying down in a quiet and comfortable space.


BREATHE, LISTEN, FEEL + CONNECT.

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The Earth Echo Collective

We are a collective of sound healers, designers, engineers and visual artists exploring ecological artistic audio and visual content around a central theme ‘Earth Echo’.

We all have a common thread between us - we care deeply about wildlife and we combine all our skills, knowledge and experience in our expert field to collaborate and create powerful and meaningful content that can hopefully engage others in this delicate matter surrounding our relationship with nature. 

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Axel Drioli

IMMERSIVE AUDIO DESIGNER  /
WILD LIFE ADDICT

 

Axel is an Immersive Audio designer, founder of Sounding Wild (Spatial Audio content creation and research for wildlife + conservation) and he was Spatial Audio Producer for the ‘Audiences of the Future’  
at the Philharmonia Orchestra. He works on international 360, XR and immersive installation projects, travelling all around the world, wherever cutting-edge 3D sound for good is needed.

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Eduardo Vidal Perez

SOUND PRACTITIONER /  
MUSCIAN / FILM MAKER

 

Eduardo is a documentary filmmaker, self-taught multi-instrumentalist and video business strategist. His focus for the past 14 years has been on human rights and capturing inspiring stories all over the world. 

His film work has helped many grassroot organisations to get the exposure and finance they needed to get to their next level. He has worked in Fiji, Lebanon, India, Costa Rica, South Africa, Libya, Japan and Europe.

He loves learning about anthropology, psychology, shamanism, social justice, ancient wisdom, theoretical origins of human consciousness and the various beneficial applications of sound therapy on living beings and environments. 

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Francisco Asmoscotegui

SOUND PRACTITIONER /  MUSCIAN / MASSAGE THERAPIST

 

rancisco, massage therapist since 2003, has been working with sound healing since 2010. He works intuitively with several instruments including Wind Gongs, Didgeridoos, singing and crystal bowls, flute, shakers, Shruti box and his voice, polyphonic overtone singing and other voice healing techniques. His sessions take you on a deep and relaxing journey. In London, he is a co-facilitator at the sold-out popular “All-night Psychedelic Gong Bath” for over two years.

Thanks to his extensive experience in sound healing, Francisco brings a sound bath feel to Earth Echo compositions, he participates with music creation, recording and production.

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Phan Tu

SOUND PRACTITIONER /  MUSCIAN / IMMERSIVE HEALING ARTS / ART DIRECTOR + DESIGNER

 

Phan a ‘sound and visual co-creator’ came into sound healing after experiencing a profound kundalini awakening; enhancing her intuitive sense with nature and sound. She has a professional background in art and design and is responsible for the conception of Earth Echo, leading the project launch as part of Polygon at Wonderfruit.

 

She mixes numerous modalities of healing therapies together to create deep multi-sensorial inner journeys; using touch, sound, scent and vision to re-awaken people to their mind-heart coherence.  

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EARTH ECHO - EXTENDED FAMILY 

Mathieu Costecalde
COMPOSER / SINGER SONG WRITER / MOTION GRAPHICS + 3D VISUALISER

Mathieu acts as Earth echo's sounding board as an external advisor on track creation and ideation and also does some occasional copy-writing.

Mathieu is a co-founder of ‘Le Balcon’- a Parisian based orchestra known for its opera productions across Europe and Latin America since 2008. He studied a Master’s Degree in Classical Composition at the London Guildhall School of Music, graduating with the highest distinction of his year. He also attended the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and has written works for the soprano Julie Fuchs, the string quartet ‘Le Quatuor Zaïde’ along with works for contemporary dance companies. Since 2014, Mathieu has worked as a Motion Graphics Designer and 3D Visualiser for various companies including FCB Inferno and Ogilvy

 
 
 

A brief history

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The collective was formulated in Thailand in December 2018, after Phan and Francisco met Axel at the Wonderfruit festival working on the 360º Polygon stage. After some inspiring conversations amongst them on the festival grounds, they believed there was an opportunity to combine what Axel was doing with his immersive field recordings with the sound healing experience Phan and Francisco was exploring within the immersive stage. The Earth Echo experience was then launched as the daily opening ceremony of Wonderfruit Festival in 2019 the following year and spanned over 4 days as a fully immersive show within the 360º dome by POLYGON PRODUCTIONS.

 

The space was created to invite attendees to sit in meditation or lying down to experience a journey that combined healing scent dispersion, powerful ancient healing tools, spatialised vocals and carefully curated animal and wildlife sounds chosen for their potential to trigger ancient memories, emotions and sensations; flooding the audiences' senses, allowing them to feel the reality of nature within and without, transporting minds into other worlds through sound.

 

POLYGON WELLNESS EXPERIENCE
@WONDERFRUIT 2019

 

DAY 1. THE OCEAN

DAY 2. THE EARTH – RAINFOREST

DAY 3. THE MOUNTAIN

DAY 4. SPACE AND BEYOND

 

Since COVID has taken place, the collective have had a re-shuffle in the group and now have added new member to the team - film maker and musician, Eduardo. Collectively, they have found a complementing group of like-minded people with a common vision and now collaborate in an experimental setup to bring nature's call to the world.

 

Thanks for listening
The Earth Echo Collective