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Sonic healing: Don Conreaux and the Mysterious Tremendum is gong therapy for the soul

Don Conreaux is one of five original Kundalini yoga teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Conreaux will lead his Mysterious Tremendum players in a concert of healing and humanity.
Don Conreaux is one of five original Kundalini yoga teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Conreaux will lead his Mysterious Tremendum players in a concert of healing and humanity. Photo provided

When asked to describe a performance by Don Conreaux and the Mysterious Tremendum, musician Mike Tamburo said, “It’s almost like being downloaded with wisdom throughout the concert.”

Don Conreaux, a grand master of the gong, will bring his own unique blend of music, yoga and spiritual healing to the next Roustabout production.

Tamburo, a fellow gong player, said Conreaux is “the father of sound healing, as we know it today.” Conreaux has been playing and teaching the gong for more than 45 years. “(The music) is hard to describe,” Tamburo said. “It’s hypnotic and beautiful.”

Celebrating his 80th year, Conreaux recently kicked off his “The Mysterious Tremendum Great Gong Concerts for Humanity Tour.” The concerts will feature new musicians in each town, each with the intent of spreading the word of healing and world peace.

According to gongsoundhealing.com, “We are constantly being vibrated, on a cellular level, by heard and unheard sound frequencies. Sound has a tremendous influence over human functionality. Sound is vibration that causes resonance and rhythm in our bodies, touches us and influences our emotions like no other source of input or expression.”

Conreaux said the thrust of his work “is to demonstrate and explain the importance of the ancient gong in today’s world, not only through the diversity of its powerful entertainment value, but by introducing its philosophy, relevance, and application to musicians, therapists, scientists, educators and the general public.” Beyond the sonic experience, the show promises to deliver for the mind and soul, as well.

“A huge part of the concert are Don’s wisdom sayings,” Tamburo said.

In addition to being an accomplished musician, Conreaux also is a published author. His works include “Gongs of Our Solar System,” “Magnum Opus of the Gong” and “Music of Wholeness.” All three books deal with the “sacred geometry of sound” and the gong’s healing properties.

The show is guaranteed to be a “unique and memorable experience,” Tamburo said.

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