Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, we have a versatile singer “Darren Austin Hall”. Darren is passionate about making music that speaks to the soul. He is a multi-dimensional musician. His unique voice, a blend of overtone and intuitive chanting, is a powerful experience to behold.
We have recently got in touch with the artist and asked him for an interview and he was candid enough to reply in the affirmative. So, Let’s get to know about the incredible artist, about his challenges as a musician, and many more.
Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
My artistry is within the realms of sound healing and spiritual music.
What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
I was always a connected to music as a child but as an improviser which informed my unorthodox approach to music. It was my discovery of shamanism and ‘song channelling’ that allowed me to understand my eccentricities in a deeper context. I am inspired to offer music as a vibrational medicine to help harmonize the disparate energies of the world and inspire people into mystical states of consciousness.
Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
Headlining The Yoga Conference in Toronto, Canada (the biggest yoga conference at the time) on the heels of the release of my breakthrough album ‘The Tantra of Truth’ before about 400 people was a night I will always remember. It was my biggest performance to date. Also performing at the eminent Koerner Concert Hall for TEDx in Toronto was also incredible. I would LOVE to perform in those special acoustics once again.
Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
Indeed, at the album release concert of my album ‘The Tantra of Truth’ during our rousing version of the Vedic ‘Gayatri’ mantra which is the most anthemic song on the album. The song builds to a certain peak where finally drums are brought in as we reach the summit of the song’s power. It was right at that switch that my guitar strap came loose and I’m hugging my Ovation to my chest looking dumbfounded. I could have utterly crumbled in embarrassment but didn’t miss a beat: put the strap back on, counted us in and BOOM!
If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
I would love to work with Nick McCabe, the guitarist from The Verve. He’s simply the best guitarist I’ve ever heard. And I would love to collaborate with Sigur Ros. They have had such an effect on me. A duet with Lisa Gerrard would be a dream.
Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
Make sure you have days that are free to follow the muses and days in nature to recharge.
What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
I think just being so unorthodox. I have basically zero technical training yet I always had a deeply aesthetic feel for music. My skills of improvisation are now recontextualized as a shamanic gift but for a long time I just thought I was a lazy musical weirdo who didn’t have time to ‘learn’ music. Little did I know how much music was already a part of me.
What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
I sang a lot for yoga classes at the beginning of my career. They weren’t even paying gigs but I took reference from when The Beatles were chugging along in pubs in Germany, just playing as practice. I took a lot of gigs at the beginning that were just practice sessions more than anything.
What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
I just love my Strymon Big Sky reverb machine.
Would you like to share a testimonial for Guitaa? If Yes, Why do you love Guitaa?
I really appreciate how your support artists.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Music-making is a form of intuitive intelligence. Meditation will allow you to be more present to your inner-excellence to be unfurled without limitation and perpetually evolve.
So, this was “Darren Austin Hall”. Want to know how you can follow Them online? Then, check out the link below:
Youtube : https://youtu.be/v-RfPN_7N2A
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/darrendruid/
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