Jon Sanders has been composing and performing musical landscapes for over 20 years across the globe. He considers himself a healing therapist as well as a public performer by using the vibration of music as his medium to embrace and nourish elements of the human psyche and consciousness.
He uses primarily the sound of strings - guizouki (guitar shaped bouzouki) and ngoni uke (a Mali inspired way of playing ukelele). His last two critically acclaimed albums - Twigs of the Neem Tree and Zoukelele look to the higher consciousness and positive connections being made across the world. They draw on different musical genre and form including Celtic, the Sufi philosophy within Arabic culture and the polyrhythmic form of west African Mali culture.
"I'm fascinated how different sound vibrations and musical scales impact on the listener and how the silence between the sounds colours the whole. My compositions draw on a wide variety of styles and incorporate chanting and percussion to immerse the audience in the landscape, it's just sharing the joy really...!"
please give generously to support both Jon and the Auckland Buddhist Centre