Welcome to the official Sonia Loinsworth website. Sonia composes and performs music for Tibetan Buddhist Mantras, and gives concerts and workshops in Europe.
Concerts in Tomba Emanuelle, Oslo in October 2013
Sonia Loinsworth gives concerts in the extraordinary soundscape of Tomba Emanuelle in
Oslo: October 17, 2013
This event has become a yearly happening, and Sonia has performed a few sold out concerts every spring and fall since 1994 in the magical acoustic soundscape of Tomba Emanuelle.
Tomba Emmanuelle contains the masterpiece "Vita" by the famous Norwegian artist Emanuel Vigeland. With a natural reverb of more than 40 seconds, you can hear Sonia Loinsworth sing up to 3 voices with harmonic chant simultaneously. She performs songs from the new album "Guru Rinpoche Mantra", and more recent, yet unrecorded compositons. The mausoleum is covered with Vigelands artwork from roof to floor, and gives an extraordinary space for this musical meditation. Welcome to a contemplative concert with harmonic chant and Tibetan Buddhist Mantras.
RESPONSE FROM PREVIOUS CONCERTS:
“Having travelled from the UK to listen to Sonia give a recital in Oslo. My wife and I were blown away at her wonderful calming chants. She has a unique voice and style which we listen to last thing at night and first thing in the morning. I recommend that you buy her CDs and if you get the chance to see her live you will not regret it. "
CD-Music launches in Australia and the USA in 2013
10 years after the first release and 3 months after the last, the recordings of Tibetan Buddhist Mantras will be released in Australia and re-released in the USA in 2013.
My wish for this music has been the same for a decade, and it is very simple: May the mantra music inspire and deepen your practice, and may it bring resonance in your heart. In Chant sessions, workshops and concerts, the intention is always the same. Mantras are a powerful tool to deepen the contact within; to strengthen our hearts and ability to love more, deeper, wider, and wilder when neccessary. Hope you Enjoy!
Sincerely from my heart to yours, Sonia Loinsworth
New CD: "LIVE from Tomba Emmanuelle"
Over the past twenty years Sonia Loinsworth has offered many concerts/recitals at the legendary Tomba Emmanuelle, and we felt it was time to share this extraordinary and unique musical atmosphere that reflects the deep spirit from whence it emerges so amazingly.
This recording is as close as it gets to being there. The pure sound of Sonia singing Tibetan Buddhist mantras in a state of contemplation is lent wings with subtle drone instrumentation on three crystal quartz singing bowls, all enhanced by the acoustic soundscape of the Tomba.
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Review from the Norwegian magazine VISJON:
Response from concert and workshop participants
December 2012: This letter came from Margay after the MantraChant workshop in Trondheim last week.
"I wish —no, I feel compelled — to write something after our extraordinary experience last weekend.
A weekend with MantraChant
During this weekend, we sing mantras from several spiritual traditions, opening to the subtler dimensions within ourselves.
Mantra recitation and song is an intense way to initiate a dialogue with the heart and its natural qualities, and can reveal deep layers of joy, gratitude and a spontaneous sense of kindness towards both oneself and others.
Mantra Chant and recitation has traditionally been used to enhance healing, contemplation, and devotion, and as a companion or guide into deep levels of human consciousness.
Get the music here!
Our webshop offers both of Sonia Loinsworth's full studio albums with new compositions for the Tibetan Buddhist Mantras.
The artist proceeds from Sonias CD's are channeled through the Tibet Care foundation to offer immediate support for newly arrived Tibetan refugees in India & Nepal, and monastic education and retreats for Tibetan nuns. Visit the webshop