World-renowned musician, composer, and activist
Yuval Ron is an internationally renowned world music artist, composer, educator, peace activist, and record producer. He has researched ethnic musical traditions and spiritual paths worldwide and is the founder of the Inspired Sound Initiative, a charity foundation bringing education for inner peace, unity, beauty, and harmony to at-risk and under-served populations worldwide.
Under Yuval’s leadership, the internationally renowned music and dance group the Yuval Ron Ensemble (featured on CNN and National Geographic) has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths. Yuval has produced field recordings in the Sinai Desert with the Bedouins, archival preservation recordings of the sacred Yemenite, Moroccan, and Andalusian Jewish traditions, and the album of master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek titled One Truth-A Window into the Divine Passion and Poetry of Sufism.
In collaboration with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Dr. Andrew Newberg, pioneer healers Robert Monroe and Dr. Richard Gold, and others, Yuval continues to explore the connection between sound and the brain. Commissioned by Metta Mindfulness Music, he has created music for medical and healing use in clinics and treatments centers.
Among his many honors, Yuval composed the songs and score for the Oscar-winning short film West Bank Story in 2007, and was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama’s initiative Seeds of Compassion in the Seattle Opera Hall in 2008. Some of his television and film scores include Breaking the Maya Code, Proteus, and Oliver Twist. His original scores for theater productions include Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Beckett’s Casscando. Yuval has also received commissions for site-specific scores from the Getty Center, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Lauren Bon and Farmlab, and from various international choreographers.
A faculty member of Esalen Institute since 2009, Yuval is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. Winner of the Los Angeles Treasures Award in 2004, Yuval is a noted lecturer at schools such as Berklee College of Music (his alma mater), Yale, UCLA, and MIT.
Evolving Through Sacred Sound and Meditation
July 1 - 6, 2018
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
Zen Buddhism, Hinduism with Nada Yoga, Kabbalistic Judaism, Contemplative Christianity, and Sufi Islam—you don’t need an advanced degree in world religion to let the wisdom of these five ancient spiritual paths guide you on a sojourn into song and soul. Join internationally renowned musician and composer Yuval Ron for this unique experiential seminar based on...