Take a highly creative but engineering minded French man with a passion for communicating with hump back whales and diving. Combine his passions and talents into a musical instrument that can be played in the air or underwater, is built Phi Ratio, and sounds like a humpback whale and you have The Shell Tone.
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming French documentary called "The Man Who Sings with Whales".
In a wet environment - or aboard a catamaran
The cetaceans love this instrument. Dolphins, whales, sea lions all sing along and give magnificent displays of their appreciation of humans using The Shell Tone in communication.
Healing Partnerships is proud to be one of the USA Distributors of the ShellTone, which is played similar to a trumpet or trombone, above water or under water.
Shelltone Whale Project
Beneath the surface of the Oceans, whales are singing some amazingly complex and delicate songs, pure expression of their wisdom. It appears that anyone who had approached a whale, and had a chance to listen to their songs, had the feeling that those peaceful creatures might have a tremendous knowledge still to be discovered and shared.
After years of collaboration between acoustics engineers and marine biologists, at the acoustics research laboratory of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and at the Stanford University in California, the Shelltone Whale Project team created a musical wind instrument, inspired by the conch shell, that allows a trumpeteer (Shell Tone player) to reproduce whale songs on the surface and underneath water.
On every area of the ocean, whales compose their own songs. However, each year, every whale on every ocean has a common song, on a constant evolution. Humpback whales remember the songs they composed and share them with families from different territories. This ascertainment make us believe they have an universal consciousness.
The Shelltone Whale Project research demonstrates that whales are able to engage interspecies communications with humans through music.
The mission of the Shelltone Whale Project is to play, improvise and co-write music with whales, sublimating through this common creation the fundamentals of interspecies communication.
The message is in the song.
by Pierre Lavagne
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P.S. Just as whales and other marine life share their songs, we share ours with the marine life. Peace! Judy
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