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a geophone, is known as an ocean drum, wave drum or rain disk…
This ocean drum, a sound healer, holds a very clearing, yet soothing sound, pending on how it is played. I prepared + painted this drum during a recent new moon cycle.
I have hand-painted a Remo brand, ocean drum (functional art/musical instrument) which, when the drum is held and played, sounds like the ocean waves against the shore—a very cool soothing sound.
We know the rain stick (originating from South America) is played vertically where, an ocean drum is played horizontally by gently rocking the drum from side to side, creating a spiral sound of the ocean waves rolling on the beach… or the drum can also be played on the lap, with the hands frame drum style. Frame drum style works with four rhythms that connect to the four elements of earth, air, fire + water. Her tidal rhythms can help transport and clear your energy field just as the healing salty ocean can.
The geophone, often known as the ocean drum or as a wave drum or rain disk is a percussion instrument, originally invented by the French composer Olivier Messiaen for use in his large composition for piano and orchestra entitled Des canyons aux étoiles... (From the canyons to the stars)…
I have painted an abstract moon-snail shell in watercolours. I love that a shell forms from the centre out as a spiral. Everything in nature spirals out, including us humans, the ebb + flow of our oceans, tides, the moon, rituals of animals, birds, plants and trees…everything in our universe… as above, so below. Everything is a spiral dance!
The drum is 22-inches diameter x 2.25 inches height, ocean drum (vegan/Remo brand) includes wooden table stand (measures 18 x13-inches on table) and painted in watercolours, sealed with cold wax.
Please see video below and/or a 30-min trance journey here » to have a listen to this one-of-kind art piece… enjoy!
This powerful ocean drum is seeking a new home… If you are called to hold + carry this special drum, please don’t hesitate to connect.
much love, weaver x (((💜)))
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