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Spreading Sound All Around . . . the World
Fun-loving musician and naturalist type interested in doing and dreaming and doing some more, yoga, trekking, rock climbing, swimming in the sea, strange ethereal music, tea, extended morning brunches, street performance, organic sounds in hidden grottos and hushed concert halls, really good homecrafted beer and wine.
I play Turkish bowed tanbur (yaylı tanbur) as well as a few other instruments. I'm relaunching my website soon.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've been using couchsurfing since 2008 and plan on continuing. I had a wonderful and eye-opening time living in New Zealand recently, and it will always be a home for me, but I'm off again to Labyrinth Musical Workshops in Houdetsi, Crete. After that, I plan to visit friends in Turkey and look for a job there! Perhaps I can host again if I settle for a time.
I've had loads of experience surfing and hosting other travellers with beautiful Tawny (see Tawny's profile: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/fmlcuppid/) but I just got around to creating my very own profile instead of a shared one. This website has facilitated countless life changing experiences and meetings with remarkable people for me.
Music (obviously), Trekking, Rock Climbing (beginner atm), People(there are so many amazing, weird, crazy, mad, creative, astute, genius, wizardly, kind, genuine, people in the world!) Nature, Landscapes, Permaculture, Water, Sleeping in hammocks, Smoothies, Juicing, Organic foods and gardening, Listening to the sounds of the Earth, Bathing in only Moonlight, Candles, Animals and Plants, Instrument making, and other random stuff.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books/Authors: Joseph Cambell, G.I. Gurdjieff, Arnold Lobel, Eleanor Cameron's "Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet", J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, Paulo Coelho, Andrew Chumbley, James Hillman (Dream and the Underworld), C.J. Jung, etc. etc.
Music: Sadun Aksut, Ross Daly, Evgenios Voulgaris and other Mediterranean/Near Eastern/Central Asian master musicians , Tool, Dead can Dance, John Cage, Claude Debussy, Byzantine Liturgical Chant, Bjork, A Perfect Circle, Sigur Ros, Stella Mara, . . .
Movies: Howl's Moving Castle, Dead Poet's Society, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Corpse Bride, The Prestige, Jacob's Ladder, A Beautiful Mind
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Eaten some of the best food in the whole world prepared by my friends near and far.
Met more touching and genuine people than I can ever count while playing music on the street, in venues, and my travels.
Summoned a black viper by playing bowed tanbur on the stage of the amphitheatre in the ruins of Aphrodisias, Turkey.
Teach, Learn, Share
Music, Laughter, Dancing, Life.
I teach and share and learn music, language, yoga, writing ...
Always keen to learn new ways of doing things, new recipes for food for belly and tongue, eyes, ears, nose, thought, and soul.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
New Zealand, United States