Thursday, January 5, 2012

Matt Venuti Hang Immersion Concert - January 28, 2012

 "Come and be swept away by the compelling beauty of this new art form of sound sculpture. The Hang in Matt’s hands is pure magic."

The People Shine Project is pleased to present a Hang Immersion Concert with Matt Venuti hosted at Church of Spiritual Light on January 28, 2012, Saturday evening at 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be a Hang Movement Workshop on January 29, 2012 3-5pm, where participants can come and experience the Hang in an even more interactive and intimate way through the connection of their own body movement. The Hang is not only a very special musical instrument, many feel it is also a powerful, vibrational healing instrument.

So by now, you might be wondering... What is a Hang? And that is a question that Matt Venuti has a passion to answer. Several years ago, Matt began to yearn for a new way to express his music. When a friend described something that she had seen at an event, Matt knew instinctively that this was what he was looking for. An exhaustive search eventually led Matt to Bern, Switzerland, where a new instrument had been created in the year 2001 by two ingenious artist/visionaries named Felix Rohner and Sabina Sharer. Their creation was called a "Hang" which means "hand" in their language. Made by hand and played with hands, the Hang is no typical musical instrument. The Hang can only be described as a contemporary innovation...a hand-crafted "sound sculpture".

Matt Venuti is widely considered one of the world’s most prolific players of this heart-inspiring instrument and performs concerts and events, unfolding a soulful musical journey of rhythm, melody, and resonance. The Hang in Matt’s hands is pure magic. He most often performs his “Hang Immersion” concerts in intimate and quiet settings, where the “choir-like” overtones and rich harmonics have a mysteriously profound effect on both listener and player.

Matt has recorded several Hang inspired CDs such as “Dance of the Helix”, “Hangisphere”, and “Hang Therapy”. He shares his time performing as a soloist and with his band.  As a composer and performer, Matt Venuti and his band, The Venusians, have made unique contributions to the budding genres of World Fusion, Ambient and Jam-based music. Using both traditional and contemporary instruments, they are innovators of a sound and style that has become a strong presence in the international music scene, performing at grand scale events and festivals world wide.

You can visit Matt's website at or become a Facebook fan. He will have CD's for sale at the event.

Event is hosted by Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Seating is limited for these intimate concerts. Please be on time. Doors at 6:30pm.
Media Contact: Renee Bledsoe 239-560-6314

Online tickets will be handled via Will Call ONLY! Please bring your paid receipt to the event as confirmation. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for each event. If you pre-purchase the bundle you can attend both events for $30 (save $10!). Space is limited, so please get your tickets early.

Tickets must now be purchased at the door. Still seats left! Please join us!