Sounds of Peace concerts

 Carmen and David present Sounds of Peace concerts.  These are musical evenings dedicated to creating a feeling of inner peace and quiet fulfilment.  They have performed in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and India as well as throughout Australia.


The Sounds of Peace Duo is filled with the rich and creative music of their singing bowls, plus David’s exquisite mastery of gentle percussion including kalimbas, chimes, Indian drone instrument, and tambourine (nobody can make the tambourine come alive like David does!), and Carmen’s ethereal songs and sublimely soothing spoken word. The audience is invited to allow stillness to replace applause between each of the pieces, contributing to the overall sense of peace. We tell our audiences that they can expect to float home afterwards!


The Sounds of Peace Ensemble brings together musicians who are meditators.  The artists sit quietly onstage, and again there is silence instead of applause between each piece.  The music is usually improvised and very peaceful.  Artists we have had the pleasure of working with so far include

James Morrison (trumpet)
David Hirschfelder (piano)
Jane Rutter (flute)
Evripides Evripidou (bass and synthesisers)
Fiona Burnett (soprano saxophone)
Susie Nelson-Smith (crystal bowls)
Mike Johnson (harp)
Megan Kenny (flute)
Christine Sullivan (voice)
Rupert Guenther (violin)
Murray and Dorothy Wright (lyres)
Michael Conolan (cello)
Tony Buchanan (flute)
Lenny de Vries (dance)
David Kilowsky (sitar)
Nicholas Ng (Ehru),
Bronwyn Kirkpatrick (shakuhachi)
Heather Lee and Kim Cunio (voices, harmonium)