Bodhi Does ZoneOut
Mindfulness Meets Music at the inaugural ZoneOut Festival and Bodhi has free tickets to give away!
We love a good soundtrack here at Bodhi. We also adore anything that calms the chatter in our minds, while at the same time expands consciousness about humanity, the world we live in and the animals we share our planet with. Little surprise then, that the inaugural ZoneOut International Music Festival had us at hello. This one-day event, hosted by Universal Music, is happening in Sydney on September 28, 2019 at Carriageworks and will bring together music and lifestyle, showcasing neo-classical musical artists, engaging panel discussions, mindful yoga flows and thought-provoking film screenings. What is neo-classical all about? This genre focuses on stringing sounds, notes and melodies together for mindful meditation and deep, focused listening, which are two things we are all about. On the day, guests will get to see live performances from both Australian and international artists leading the genre. They include festival ambassador Luke Howard (Australia), pianist Sophie Hutchings (Australia), masked musician Lambert (Germany), acclaimed cellist Peter Gregson (UK) and indie harpist Remy Van Kesteren (Netherlands). You also won’t want to miss emerging Kenyan artist J.S Ondara. There will also be a series of ‘cosy concerts’, led by Melbourne composer Nat Barsch, which will offer chilled out, family friendly musical experiences, with comfy floor seating for parents and babies. There will even be pram parking available. Kicking the event off though, will be three yoga flows led by Sydney yogis Gina Bresciani and Sol Ulbrich from Power Living Studios. Then, throughout the day in between performances, a series of films will be screened, including behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process behind the musical pieces. There will also be a presentation of the National Geographic documentary, Save This Rhino, in which director Kevin Pieterson teams up with cricket legend Graham Smith and outback wrangler Matt Wright in an expose on the rhino crisis and the new technologies and strategies we have to combat it. The film’s director, Mick Lawrence, will appear on the Music and Environment panel following the screening, to provide further insight into the film and the plight of the rhinos. There will be other engaging panel discussions and a ZOSHOP, where you can browse merchandise and even try your hand jamming on a range of musical synthesisers, thanks to iconic instrument maker, Roland. Tickets are available to individual events for between $20 and $40, however you can buy festival passes from $99 to $218, the latter of which gives you access to all events. Purchase tickets here. Bodhi has a double full day pass to all shows, screenings and speaking activities to give away, valued at $436. To enter, simply dine at Bodhi before September 25 and put your business card plus receipt in our entry jar. Bodhi will draw the winners at 12pm on September 26 and they will be notified via email.