Every gong features a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets. "It's like having a full orchestra." comments David. He also performs with other beautiful organic instruments that add the finishing touches to an amazing performance. The past seven years have seen him touring Canada coast to coast performing over 700 shows and releasing 7 CD's.
David has played the Bowls and Gongs accompanied by various musicians as well as with the Winnipeg Chamber Orchestra June 2006. Crystal Journey has dedicated it’s intention for the music to help raise awareness to our environment and such social causes as Tibet and Burma, raising funds for these and various other charities. 2008 promises to be the biggest year yet for Crystal Journey with over 30 perfomances planned in the United States including a presentation at the Globe Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco, and the Global Sound Conference in Los Angeles, California. The intent of the performance is to create soothing, meditative and healing music.
Each one of the performances are completely improvised and unique. The music attracts a full range of listeners. Concerts are in two sets, each lasting about an hour. David cites his musical inspirations as, Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Marley, and Frederick Chopin.
Chinese New Year Celebration, Toronto Center For The Performing Arts - Toronto, ON - Feb 2006 Tibetan Cultural Pagent, Centrepointe Theater in Ottawa, March 2006 Opening Performance for Alfa YaYa Diallo - Hamilton, ON - Feb 2006 Art of Living Centre, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Quebec City, QC - 2005 Addiction and Rehabilitation Clinic - Halifax, NS - 2005 Hospice Conference - Alliston, ON - 2005 Spring Tune Up, Hospice Conference - Hamilton, ON - 2004 & 2005 Wicca Fest - Honeywood, ON - 2004 & 2005 Bloorview Childrens Hospital - Toronto, ON - 2005 Raw Food Festival - London, ON - 2005 Water for Peace Festival - Southampton, ON - 2005 Red River Lodge Safe House - Winnipeg, MB - 2005 Whitefish Ojibway Community - Birch Island, ON - 2005 Circle of Friend Cancer Support Group - Thunderbay, ON - 2005 Pioneer Ridge Nursing Home- Thunder Bay, ON- 2005-2006 International Buskers Festival - Halifax, NS - 2004 & 2005 The Music Room - Halifax, Nova Scotia - 2005 Kaleidoscope Festival - Ottawa, ON - 2004 Hamilton Place Performing Arts Centre - Hamilton, ON - 2004 Starbelly Jam Festival in Nelson, BC- July 2006 Global Inspiration Conference in Nelson, BC- 2006 Saint Andrews-Wesley Church, Vancouver- 2006 Performance with the Winnipeg Chamber Orchestra- June 2006 Whole Life Expo in Toronto-2003-2004-2006 Chinese New Year Celebration, Exhibition Place, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario- Feb 2007 Glenn Gould CBC Studio, Toronto, Ontario- April 2007 Hillside Festival, Guelph, Ontario- July 2007 Yoshadra Ashram, Kootney Lake, BC- August 2007 Whistler Summer Festival, Whistler, BC- August 2007 Havergal College, Toronto, Ontario- November 2007 Global Sound Healing Conference, San Francisco, CA- May 2008 Globe Sound Conference, Los Angeles CA- May 2008 Cross Canada-US tour April-June 2008 Journey Through The Solar System Tour, Oct-Nov Ontario, Canada, final show at CBC Glenn Gould Studio Cross Canada-US tour April-Oct 2009 Cross Canada Tour May-July 2010 Hamilton Place Studio Theatre New Years Eve 2010 I have also done pro bono gigs at nursing homes, hospice confrences, schools and rehab clinics. Instrumentation: David Hickey, performs with over 15 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet and Symphonic Gongs, Santoor and Vibraphone. Discography Crystal Journey, release 2004 Samadhi, release 2005 Echoes of Atlantis, Release 2005 Sacred Journey Home, release 2006 Blue Star, release April 2007 Journey Through The Solar System release Oct 2008 "Knowing" Double Live CD release March 2010 Press Coverage In 2007 and 2008, David’s journey has been documented and explored by the following media outlets as well as various sites on the web. * CHTV Hamilton, ON * Breakfast Television Calgary, AB * Interviewed On CBC Radio One * ELAURA Magazine(Japan) May 2008 Issue Feature Article * Various College And University Radio Stations Visit www.crystaljourney.ca for more information and tour dates. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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