High energy, ecstatic chanting at its best.”— Yoga Journal
“A volcano of a voice! Stringer transported us to another time and place. His fiery, soulful voice gave the entire room a feeling of a down-home gospel jam and one could not help but sing along.” — LA Yoga Magazine
Dave Stringer has been widely profiled in publications all over the world as one of the most innovative artists of the new Kirtan movement. Stringer’s sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove oriented sensibility of American gospel.
Initially trained as a visual artist, filmmaker and jazz musician, Stringer’s work underwent a significant shift when video editing work brought him to an ashram in Ganeshpuri, India in 1990. It has also been informed by a subsequent period of service teaching meditation to prison inmates, and expanded by his interest and research in neuroscience.
An articulate and engaging public speaker, Stringer probes the dilemmas of the spirit with a wry and unorthodox sense of humor. His work intends to create a modern and participatory theatrical experience out of the ancient traditions of kirtan and yoga, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all. In the last decade, Yoga has grown from Indian roots into a global cultural phenomenon. Simultaneously, Kirtan, an ecstasy-inducing, call-and-response form of mantra chanting, has experienced a worldwide renaissance. Stringer and a diverse ensemble of accompanying musicians travel extensively, headlining festivals in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia .
Stringer has released seven albums under his own name, and his music is played in yoga studios worldwide. His voice also appears on numerous soundtracks, including the blockbuster film Matrix Revolutions and the video game Myst. Stringer’s seventh album, “Ojas”, was released in 2013. He is currently at work with long-time collaborators Donna De Lory and Joni Allen on recordings based on Lorin Roche’s translations of the Radiance Sutras, a classic work of philosophy in the tradition of Tantra.
Join Dave for his workshop, Mantras and Molecules, on Saturday 9/6 from 10:30am-12:30pm and for An Evening with Dave Stringer that evening starting at 7:30pm, all part of Celebrate Your True Nature: a Grand Opening Weekend. Click here to register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=11128
Artist Website: http://davestringer.com/