From July 11 – 14 I’ll be at WorldFest in Grass Valley CA
Friday July 12th I will present my Rhythm Revival workshop at 3pm on the Evergreen Stage. Friday and Saturday late night I’ll be assisting the Community Drum Circle. I’ll also be part of the Parade.
Here’s a sketch of my workshop – bring instruments:
Rhythm Revival is a fun and informative class for anyone interested in sound, rhythm, music and their beneficial effects. We’ll experience and discuss how rhythm attracts, entrains, calms, inspires and heals us. We will speak rhythm and learn body drumming patterns that will expand your sense of time, test your perception, and challenge your awareness. We will also play some quiet improvisational music – bring drums and percussion. Rhythm Revival connects Body, Speech and Mind through the spirit of music, developing coordination, focus and teamwork.
More details at Worldfest.net
On Thursday June 20th, at 8am, I’ll accompany singers Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur (former members of Copper Wimmin), at a Solstice gathering at Osmosis in Freestone, CA. Please note the event is at 8 AM in the morning.
I’ll play music with my friend Steven for another of our wonderful events marking the cross quarters of the year.
On Saturday Feb 23 I’ll play percussion and lead the band for a Brazilian Dance class with Marta from Bahia Brazil, as part of Tone Fitness day of African and Brazilian Classes in Santa Rosa CA. You can get the details here: http://www.cdonorthbay.com/
On Friday the 22 I’ll play cajon, cymbals, conga, bongo and percussion with Phil Lawrence and the I-Believers at Credo High School, 1300 N Valley House Drive in Rohnert Park CA
Here is a link to the music on YouTube:
an eight week class with Kim A and friends
Wed Evenings 7 to 9PM Feb, Mar and April 2019
Sebastopol Location Fee: $200 or $30 drop in
email Kim@pulsewave.com to register
Join us for experience and discussion of the tools, techniques, art, spirit and science of sound healing. Hands On!
Each session will begin with with toning and improvisational singing and end with a group healing.
At each session I will give a presentation and initiate discussion on topics in the emerging field of sound work, including science, art, spirit and ethics.
In the second half, you will have guidance in playing instruments from my vast collection, including:
metal and crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, kalimbas, tuning forks, small drums, metal and wood tongue drums, hand pan, ethnic string instruments: tambora, gobichand and berimbau, many kinds flutes, conch shell horns, animal horns, digeridoo, wind wands, udu drums, shakers, scratchers, shruti box, harmonium, electric keyboard, tabla drums, shacapas, damaru.
other theories: Zuccarelli Holophonics/ Human physiology: development of the senses of a fetus, the sense of pressure, the piezoelectric effect, biophotons, stress, bone conduction,
Relationship of polymeter and harmony. The continuum of pulsation and pitch. How do other creatures hear?
What is time and how does it fit into the equation. Cycles per second vs Beats per minute. Our perception of the spectrum of Sound vs Spectrum of EM radiation What is the relationship between sound and light? Similarities and differences.
What are intervals? How do we use them? Harmonic, melodic What are harmonics? find the harmonics on various instruments. Overtone singing, resonance of the body and head. Consonance and Dissonance in our experience and throughout history. How are they used in Sound Work? What are these names: Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do, ABCDEFG sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa
How does consciousness interact with sound? Mood, emotions, mind, and sensation. Conscious, Subconscious. Define Consciousness. The Elements: E W A F S the nature of each, current theories of the aether. How do they relate to sound and body? What sounds evoke each element?
I am inspired to offer this class based on my years of study of sound and music. In 2006, 2007, 2008, I accompanied singers and dancers and presented my rhythm work at the International Sound Healing Conference in Santa Fe NM, where I was able to study with the top teachers and practitioners in the field of Sound Healing. I hosted World Sound Healing Day (Feb 14) in Sebastopol several years in a row.
email Kim@pulsewave.com to register or call 707 889 4949
Feb 20th 27th, Mar 6th 13th 20th 27th April 3rd 10th
I’ll be providing soundscape for this amazing three night event, in conjunction with Hari’s longtime collaborator Gordon Pugh. I’ll play tabla, hand pan, musical bow, flutes and many other sounds to enhance your experience of the story.
Fire Victims Healing Concert & Benefit
Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA
7:00 – 9:00pm | $15 donation at the door
PanGaia is honored to be part of this special event in association with Petaluma Arts Center’s new exhibit focused on Sonoma Wildfires remembrance and renewal.
Acknowledging the grief that still lives in our community after the tragic October 2017 fires, PanGaia will create a container to allow these emotions to be honored in this collective space. Through poetry, sound healing and audience participation, PanGaia will create the opportunity for this grief to be a catalyst for deeper community connection.
The performance features bilingual spoken word poet Joaquin Lopez, invoking Earth – reconnecting us with our origins; René Jenkins, masterful sound healer and indigenous instrumentalist; singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Tami Gosnell; with renowned musician and drum circle facilitator, Kim Atkinson, weaving his Pulsewave percussion style.
Brazilian Dance with Tika weaves seamlessly through some of Brazil “s most loved cultural dances, from the sacred to the celebratory, with movements of the African Brazilian traditions, Folcl “rico, Samba and more. Class opens with an introduction to the Silvestre Dance Technique, develops body skills, musicality and features isolations, core work, movement across the floor and choreography in front of the mirror. Open Level – No shoes. For more information and pre registration, please call Kim at 707 823 8885, or send your fee to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.com – click “send money ” on the front page.
577 5th Street West, (707) 935-8600.
Kim will offer a drumming workshop at the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E. Commercial St, next to the Noyo Theater. Fee for this workshop is $25. To register call Lil at 707 459 4932.
Kim will conduct the Willits Community Drum Circle at the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E. Commercial St, next to the Noyo Theater. There is $12 requested donation for this event. This DrumCircle is a PLAY BY HEART event and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. The only requirement is listening! Please bring all manner of drums and percussion, gongs, and didge. I read the group, conduct non-verbally and use games, signals and humor to help us reach our highest potential. I like to create conversations in the rhythm and feature the experienced players, while supporting the basic groove. Please bring bass drums, and I’ll bring a few extras too.
Saturday August 20, 2011 Oakland CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will play selections from “Grooves to Live In” at an outdoor wedding celebration for the daughter of one our members.
Kim will conduct a Drummunity Circle. This will be the closing of the day time portion of our local EarthDay event, a full day of great offerings is planned. Jeffery will be there with Gongs, and other surprises.
Drummunity is a Peaceful, Prayerful Drum Circle. We honor sound, silence, each other and all our relations. I draw on many years of ceremony as well my experience teaching and playing music to create a unique sound field event. Please bring drums, bells, shakers, wood, gongs, bowls and more. We dedicate our Love and Joy to Mother Earth. This is a free event
Zikir Sufi Chanting with Mirabai Daniels from Santa Fe. Experience the blessing of chanting and hearing Poetry of Rumi and Kabir in a musical context. I will play a variety of smaller percussion to accompany Mirabai and YOU. This is participatory singing event, Cost is $10. Please join us.
Kim will perform with Jan Cercone, Claire Victor and others in”A Wave of Healing Sound” This is a Concert and Sound Journey working with the Water within and without. With Rod Butler’s Aquahealons, Alkaline Water samples, movement, the sounds and visions of healing water, Flow Forms with Jeff Edelheit, Robert Berman’s water DVD.
Bring a pad, pillow and blanket to lie down to receive the sounds.
Featured Instruments: Conch Shell, Didjeridu, Condor Quill Antara, Peruvian Ritual Flutes, Mayan Drone Flutes, Chimu Water Vessel, Dinosaur Bone Ocarina, Hawaiian Nose Flute, Tibetan Bowls, Bells, Voice, Gongs, Water Drum, Udu Drum, Wind Wand, Chimes and percussion.
For more information on Rosangela visit silvestrelink.com
Rohnert Park CA
4:30 both days: Kim will lead the People’s Parade – Saturday with SambaDa, and Sunday with Carnaval Spirit.
12:30pm Sunday, Dome of Devotion: Kim will collaborate with Rene Jenkins & Janay Cipriani in a Sound Healing offering.
Drummunity!” Ritual Drumming.
This event is alcohol free and not suitable for young children. For special situations, call me at 707 823 8885
Cost $15- $10 sliding scale
Please call (707) 889-4949 for further information on specific events and for updated class schedules, or email email@example.com.