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Musician/Percussionist - Composer - Educator - Sound Designer with rock, avante, jazz, orchestral, African, Jamaican and Indian/Asian influences....full bio here:

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Percussionist Great Barrington, MA
Educator Great Barrington, MA
Composer Great Barrington, MA
Electronic Sound Designer Great Barrington, MA
Gong Whisperer Great Barrington, MA
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Social justice, reform.
Work Experience:
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BFA California Institute of the Arts 1976
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Ed Mann is located in Great Barrington, MA and has the following skills: Percussionist, Educator, Composer, Electronic Sound Designer, Gong Whisperer
Therapy, Media, Music
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Category: Music
Vibraphonist, percussionist, gong man
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35 years professional experience
Years Experience: 45


Category: Music
Teacher of all maner of percussion from orchestral to jazz and world.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA CalArts 1976, Faculty CalArts, 35 years teaching experience
Years Experience: 40


Category: Music
Improvising world beat chamber dub ambient tribal jazz
Relevant Education / Credentials
lifetime practitioner
Years Experience: 40

Electronic Sound Designer

Category: Media
Recordist and designer of sounds and sound sets for electronic media and computer applications to include ambient beds, instrument recording, computer, synthesizer and sampler programming
Relevant Education / Credentials
As a Sound Designer Ed has created digital content libraries and programs for Wireless Developer, E-mu, Tell Me, Beatnik, FineCut Productions, Creative, National Young Audiences, Paiste, and Frank Zappa. Perhaps most notable is Ed's creation of E-mu's critically acclaimed Planet Earth, Old Wold Instruments, World Expedition and Orchestral Virtuoso Percussion sound sets, as well as contributions to Composer, XL&7 Vintage Keyboards and Emulator X.
Years Experience: 35

Gong Whisperer

Category: Therapy
Facilitator of holistic sound experiences using gongs, bells and other ringing metal.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Ed's interest in the resonance of ringing metal objects evolved from cymbal playing to the use of gongs and found objects. Gradually bringing these sounds to Yoga Schools and alternative health practitioners, in 1988 Ed began an association with European gong manufacturer Paiste which lead to a 12 year association from 1992 - 2004, in which Ed functioned as audio archiver, product specialist and interface with the holistic community for Paiste America. In 2005, Ed began an official association with Italian Gong, bell and cymbal maker UFIP. Ed's Gong and Resonance presentations have been well received by The National Association of Music Therapists, Don Campbell's Sound Schools, The Whole Life Expositions,The Wellness Center for Research and Education, Berkshire Museum, Abode of the Message, Ke Kumu at Mauna Lani, Barton's Crossing, Berkshire Medical Center, The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the Noah Center, Southern Berkshire Community Center, Kripalu, Santa Monica Yoga, Yoga West and Santa Barbara Yoga and countless individual clients.
Years Experience: 30