“Triad”, Ron’s sixth recording of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, is a three part sonic adventure featuring four atmospheric, jazz influenced compositions along with four songs akin to New Age chamber music as well as Ron’s recitation of six short sacred poems with musical accompaniment.
"Soul Sonics" is a compilation of singing bowls tracks reflective of the singing bowls sound meditations that Ron presents. The CD supports meditation and breath work as well as a deep listening experience. “Soul Sonics” contains solo singing bowls compositions from Ron’s CD’s “We Are One” and “Soul Burst” as well as the new title track, “Soul Sonics”, recorded live in performance featuring Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chanting and throat singing.
Watch the performance of the composition "Soul Sonics" on Ron's videos page.
On "Soul Burst," Ron Esposito continues to expand his exploration of the bowls in new musical contexts building on his two previous releases "We Are One" (Spiral Music 2011) and "Open Heart" (Spiral Music 2009). Ron plays five Tibetan brass bowls, nine quartz crystal singing bowls and adds his throat singing vocals to two tracks. He is joined by James Feist, tabla; John Ruzsa, bansuri and alto flute; Dave Schneider, sitar; Audrey Causilla, harmonium and vocal; Steve Flora, bass and Marc Wolfley, percussion – highly-respected musicians from jazz, classical, world, and Indian music traditions.
The third release by singing bowls artist Ron Esposito expands on the musical ideas and discoveries he made recording his first solo CD, "Open Heart" (Spiral Music 2009). "With the recording of “We Are One”, I wanted to explore an expanded harmonic and color palette. Playing with the Fender Rhodes electric piano and using the technique of striking the bowls for melody and rhythm helped to achieve this. I also had many requests for 'solo bowls' on my next recording and so they are featured in some solo contexts."
"We Are One" features Ron playing crystal singing bowls, Tibetan brass bowls and kalimba. Internationally known tabla player James Feist returns for two tracks as does Janice T. Sunflower on Native American wooden flutes. John Ruzsa, who frequently performs in concert with Ron, plays Indian bansuri flutes and alto flute. Chris Comer plays Fender Rhodes electric piano and Eugene Goss adds his distinctive vocals, percussion and alto flute.
Deeply personal with tracks inspired by past teachers and mentors, and the beauty and power found in nature, "We Are One" is dedicated to his parents, Michael and Helen Esposito.
Open Heart by Ron Esposito is an enchanting combination of the Crystal Singing Bowls with the Tibetan Brass bowls, Guitar, Kalimba, Tabla, Native American flute and Percussion. Beyond a meditative CD, Open Heart defies traditional New Age music categories establishing itself as a new genre with the focus on the unique harmonics created by these ancient instruments.
The “Open Heart” Musicians:
Ron Esposito – Tibetan Brass and Crystal Singing Bowls, African kalimba, guitar, bass, vocals
Dr. Deborah Ooten, of the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ron Esposito co-produce and participate in this unique project that explores the Enneagram Teachings in the Narrative Tradition. What sets this guided meditation recording apart is the original music and instrumentation featuring keyboardist Billy Larkin and guitarist Ric Hordinski in addition to Ron playing the bowls, kalimba and percussion.
The "Lifting the Veil" Personnel:
Deborah Ooten, PhD – spoken word
Ron Esposito – spoken word, chant, Tibetan & Crystal Singing bowls, kalimba, percussion