SACRED SOUND RITUAL
Sacred Sound Ritual is a musical experience cultivating deep listening. Part sound bath, part healing concert and part ceremony, SSR weaves together traditional chants, medicine melodies and original songs crafted with intention and spontaneity. Whether playing in a yoga studio, at a festival or in someone’s living room, the mission is the same: to create a container for listeners to journey inward and explore their inner landscape through the lens of vibration. SSR soundscapes incorporate harmony-laden vocals with various instruments, including Himalayan and crystal bowls, shrutti box, gong, guitar, charango, drum, flute, chimes and rattles, and blend elements of world music, folk, and soul, as well as music from Native traditions. Sacred Sound Ritual was born as a way to weave the essence of ceremony with original compositions and spontaneous explorations of meditative sound. Co-creators and musicians Jessica Caplan and Sean Hoots met in 2015 on retreat in Peru, and forged a connection based in music and their shared fascination with sound and mysticism. They began co-facilitating sound journeys in New York City, while working on original material. When they both re-located to the Hudson Valley in 2016, the project evolved as they began to spend more time practicing and expanding their repertoire. In 2018, their dear friend Eva Geisler joined the project, bringing even richer harmonies and new sounds to the mix. They currently hold a monthly event at Stone Wave Yoga in Gardiner, NY, and tour different studios and spaces around the Hudson Valley and NYC.