**OUR 2017 PROGRAMS ARE NOW FULL**
We will open applications for 2018 in October of this year.
Thank you for your wish to share your gifts with us! We are deeply moved that our gathering has called forth your soul to be warmed by our fire. We bow to you!
In less than 3 years, Sound & Silence has grown to become one of the most unique and authentic gatherings in the world. There are many reasons for the success of this project, but we believe that the beauty lies in the intimacy and resonance we share together. At these small gatherings (less than 500 people), both artist and audience participate in this magical transformational journey together, where kindness, creativity and authenticity allow us to move through one ecstatic moment after another.
However, before we can make this vision work, we all need to enter into an agreement field together. So Before you submit your Press Kits, we feel that there are some things that you should know in advance:
Sound & Silence is about deep connection, collaboration, support and intimacy. This "being together throughout" is what facilitates new friendships and spontaneous creations which lead to unforgettable moments on stage (and off) and many future opportunities after the fire goes out. So our contributors are asked to be with us from start to finish and to be present through much of the gathering. If you are only coming to play/teach, collect a paycheck and go, sorry but this is probably not the right gathering for you...
At our core, we are building a loving and lasting community, not a fleeting festival experience. So while incredible artistic talent and musical genius is greatly valued, what we are most interested in is the quality of your heart. Our artists and teachers share a collective desire to connect deeply and authentically with their audience, and create spaces with their music and meditation which bridge heaven and earth...
Lastly, we do very little paid marketing or advertising for our events. We prefer grass roots movement, word of mouth promotion and organic growth. We also love for our guests to come from the networks of our contributors and prefer to pay our artists instead of advertisers. So please know that you will be asked to help us spread our message to your networks.
- If after reading the above, you feel even more inspired to connect with us, then this gathering is definitely right for you!
- We will take a close look at all submissions in the winter of 2016/2017, and make our decisions in the New Year. If you are the right fit for our program, we will contact you.
Many thanks and much love from our organization team to you. May your inspired artistry climb to new heights and fill the world with peace and Joy!
*A Note to DJ's: Guys and gals, this is a live music gathering so we typically have only 1 DJ for each event. They are chosen with care to offer conscious sets, pleasant resonances and usually support the gathering with an Ecstatic Dance workshop or Trance Dance Ritual. We already have a small and select group of DJ's in the family for now, so unless your beats are awe-inspiring and beckon the awakening of humanity(!), there may not be space for your offerings at the current festival <3
** A note to Artists: Even if you are not chosen for a concert slot, we encourage you to come and join us for this artistic journey. This is a gathering for artists by artists, our audience is full of talented musicians, dancers and more. So come and join, there will be opportunities to share your gifts! <3
A Note from Sound & Silence Creator, Sarvaan:
"Sound & Silence is and always will be an intimate, mindful and artistic gathering, rooted in the heart and with the spirit of togetherness, collaboration and celebration. Our carefully selected performers are not only gifted with great talent, but they are also good people with a eagerness to support, collaborate, connect and create as well. Their presence, openness and accessibility is just one of many reasons why Sound & Silence has become a unique gathering sought out by both performance artist and guest alike. There is a shared resonance between all of us in attendance, a kindness and joy which spreads from smiling face to smiling face."