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Based in Mount Hope, Ontario, David performs with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, over 20. Each produces a pure note or tone, the purest there is. You have to hear them to believe it. He plays them in combination with 8-10 Paiste Planet, Symphonic and Sound Creation Gongs, Vibraphone and Santoor. 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.Read More...
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.
David Hickey, performs with over 15 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet and Symphonic Gongs, Santoor and Vibraphone.
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
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.
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