Women and Technology in Music by HÄANA

Class Description

Starting with a talk on Women & Technology in Music, cinematic sonic bass producer/violinist/vocalist HÄANA explores her personal experience as a woman in a male-dominated field of music production/performance. She also demonstrates some of her techniques used in the creation of her original music. This is followed by a DEEPSØNØS sound meditation, HÄANA’s most recent creation. Integrating synths, electric violin, vocals, and sonic bass, DEEPSØNØS is a beautiful full-spectrum sound meditation experience. Composing music specifically for meditation, HÄANA paints an original, intuitive and intricate sound journey, for a profound subconscious sojourn. DEEPSØNØS is very rich in bass frequencies, Nordic and Icelandic-influenced vocals and violin. The music is a well-tuned balance between science and intuition. HÄANA has done extensive research on sound and how it affects people and their consciousness. She intuitively feels out what’s desired, focusing on the collective energy and how to best serve the dynamic of the overall experience, creating ease and beauty with meditation.

Instructor Bio

Los Angeles-based sound artist HÄANA has been featured in Vogue and Yoga Journal, and special appearances include performing for Michael Jordan’s wedding, opening for The Rolling Stones with Kanye West, and for Obama’s Inaugural Ball. Her original music utilizes cutting edge electronic sounds, traditional melodies and improvised instrumental/vocal music, and she counts Massive Attack, Björk, Phaeleh, Trentemøller, and Ólafur Arnalds as influences in crafting her production. In addition to touring the globe with EDM festivals, HÄANA is also deep in the yoga/music/meditation scene, and performs her original orchestral and intuitive scores at numerous yoga festivals, including US and Canadian Wanderlust Festivals, collaborating with lauded teachers Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, and many others. She facilitates sound meditation experiences with her brand DEEPSØNØS.