Vocalist Runar Halonen And Keyboardist Tron Syversen Join Together Again
Due to the success and positive feedback for the recording Voices From Heaven, best-selling Norwegian new age music keyboardist Tron Syversen has once again teamed with wordless vocalist Runar Halonen to create the powerful and therapeutic recording, Voices From Heaven Vol. II, another masterpiece of ambient and improvisational sound healing.
The new album was designed to take the listener on a deep journey into their inner self. The music continues a channeled arrangement on both piano and keyboards by Syversen combined with voices floating on the waves of music to achieve a powerful sound-healing album that creates unique frequencies that will be received into the listener's body. According to Halonen, "These frequencies will release your energy when the low or high notes are heard, stimulating a needle-energy similar to the ancient practice of acupuncture without the needle!"
Voices From Heaven Vol. II is comprised of three lengthy tunes composed by the Halonen and Syversen team - "My Journey to True Love, " "Rainbow Bridge" and "Hymn to the Lost Souls." Each healing piece features Syversen playing spacey, ambient, floating music on piano and keyboards with occasional synthesized percussion or strings effects while Halonen adds soaring, sailing, drone-like, mood-setting, uplifting wordless vocalizing. In addition, they are joined by special guest vocalist Helene Edler Lorentzen on "Rainbow Bridge" (she also co-produced the vocals on the album with Syversen). "Rainbow Bridge" includes Lorentzen playing a shaman drum and Per Elias Drablos on bass.
Voices From Heaven Vol. II is the eleventh album that Tron has created using extraordinary perceptions and his knowledge of music to create true new age masterpieces that he hopes in some way may improve health and stress reduction for many people around the world. His music serves as a sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being. He is known for making music that is healing, meditative, healthful, stress-reducing and peaceful.
Syversen is acknowledged as a pioneer in the Northern-European relaxation-healing music community, but each year his music and influence has spread farther afield. His most recent albums have been marketed internationally and all have gone Top 10 on the international monthly Top 100 Zone Music Reporter Chart that covers gentle instrumental and vocal music.
Voices From Heaven Vol. II and other recordings by Tron Syversen are available from his website (tronmusic.com), Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby, Deezer and other online CD and digital download sales sites. His music has become extremely popular with holistic healers, massage therapists, spa managers, yoga teachers, reiki masters, doctors, school teachers and care-givers. Syversen's catalog of successful recordings includes Piano Meditations, Piano Poems, Peaceful Journey, Sacred Dreams, Gentle Moments, Inner Balance, Garden of Visions and Whispers of Assisi.
In addition to Voices From Heaven Vol I and Vol. II, Halonen and Syversen previously worked together on musical guided meditation recordings (Activation of Your Inner Healing, Create The Life You Want and The Translucent Return Journey). Syversen also has worked regularly the past few years with Helene Edler Lorentzen. She appeared on his successful Piano Meditations album. Lorentzen grew up singing in choirs, playing drums and singing in a pop music band, and performing at community events.
Halonen has been working in the healing industry since 1996 ("It is an in-born ability to convey universal energy."). He completed a study of reflexology in 2000 and began working in the field fulltime in 2003. He is an Approved MNHA Healer in the Nordic Healing Association (qualifying members' education, practice and ethical conduct) which is, in turn, approved by the government's regulating Social Affairs department. Halonen does private healing sessions, as well as group meetings, seminars, conferences and concerts.
For both Voices From Heaven recordings, Halonen and Syversen felt they "channeled" the music. "These tracks were created without previous planning, " explains Syversen. "We put ourselves into a state of mind so that the music could come to us freely."
According to Halonen, "Sound healing is a powerful tool to use. I experience it as a deep form of healing. The energy created from sound healing is very sharp, and it can best be described as a kind of needle-energy. Sound healing creates unique frequencies that are very specific for each situation. The energies use my voice as an instrument to reach specific areas in your body or mind. The sound carries the energies. Different vocal sounds appear - both high and low notes. Through inner images, I see where the sound is working on the client or within a group."
In his book, My Amazing Transformation, Halonen tells his own personal story of healing. He received this message, which he then passed along to his readers and clients: "You will bring heaven to earth and the people back to heaven. You are to build bridges between heaven and earth." The Voices From Heaven albums are a continuation of this practice.
Syversen says, "I attended meditation training using the Silva Method some years ago, and one of the things I learned was to trust the ideas that came into my head. One of these ideas was to incorporate into my music a human voice as an instrument. This has added another deep human dimension to my music. It is like recreating a primal experience, the singing or humming that most mothers do with their babies.
"When composing, " Syversen explains, "I use both my improvisational skills as a jazz pianist and my understanding about how music affects our mental and physical health. We often live with a lot of stress that includes appointments on our agendas as well as expectations from ourselves and others. I realized that there is a big demand for music that can relax and heal the listeners both mentally and physically, so I always keep that in mind while I am creating the music."
Syversen started playing piano at age seven and a few years later began playing trumpet and joined his school's band. Later Syversen studied jazz improvisation with trumpeter Eckland Baur, a member of the award-winning Geir Lysne Ensemble. "I analyzed jazz tunes and found out how to move to other keys within a tune and I also discovered notes that could be used in melody lines in ways I did not consider possible before starting to play jazz." For years Tron played piano accompanying various choirs. After playing trumpet in the Kingaes Guards Band for a year, he played with numerous Big Bands. "This was when I started arranging music and it was a great period of musical development for me." Syverson's musical influences include Rick Wakeman from Yes, early Vangelis, Kitaro and the Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden.
Syversen began composing his own music for meditation purposes and for a doctor who specializes in patients with pain problems. "My goal has always been to make enjoyable music that people like to listen to, " explains Syversen. "But I also want the music to be good for deep relaxation, meditation, sharp concentration or improved sleep. If my music helps people in their daily lives, I have accomplished more than just entertainment. The music on Voices From Heaven Vol. II can be used for sound healing or in conjunction with other holistic therapies including massage, spa treatments or aromatherapy."
Halonen says, "We believe this music will promote the listener's inner balance. This energy, represented here as music, is the driving force of everything we see around us, yes, in the entire universe. We want to activate your own healing processes. All humans have the ability to heal themselves, and we want this music to help facilitate that therapy."
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