Armed with a live show that is continually evolving, the music of East Forest is “a revelatory excursion in sound” (Under The Gun) that invites listeners to “go on a journey of self discovery” (Earmilk). East Forest's “blissful” (NPR) brand of music for old souls blends achingly emotional wordlessness, ambience, and contemporary classical touches with a touch of pop sensibilities and electronic flavors. Originating as the solo project of Trevor Oswalt, his belief in sound healing – that music is holistic in nature, granted power beyond melody spurred his own research; eventually, his interest and talents on the matter lead to his own TED Talk in 2015. Oswalt’s music blends his life experiences as a performing pianist for a dance troupe, playing music in a hospice, as well as time spent with shamans in Amazonian jungle and backpacking throughout the mountains of the U.S. searching for answers. East Forest has made appearances at Mysteryland, Gillette Stadium, Grace Cathedral, Summit At Sea, SXSW as well as Google and toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe sharing the stage with Moby, Crystal Bowersox, and Bluetech. His latest albums, Music To Die To and Music To Be Born To, were released on February 26, 2016 on Aquilo Records.
Narada is a yoga practitioner and educator, professional percussionist, devotional singer/songwriter, and producer. Narada travels extensively sharing his practice of chant, yoga, and meditation in workshop and concert settings. His music embodies a sense of inquiry and commitment to bringing more consciousness and compassion into our lives. He has two albums of sacred music: Supervolcanoes (2012) and Inevitable (2016).
Lucas Tensen uses his skills as a multi-instrumentalist to accompany yoga classes, meditation gatherings and other community events. With minimal verbal instruction, Lucas creates improvised soundscapes that allows participants to easily connect with their heart center, experience strong emotions and access deep states of relaxation. Instruments include cello, voice, kora (West African harp), the Japanese shakuhachi flute, hang drum, singing bowls, didgeridoo and more. Lucas regularly handcrafts user-friendly 12 and 21 string African koras which are played by helping professionals, mindfulness practitioners, musicians and music lovers. Lucas received his Yin Yoga Training from Tracey Soghrati in 2017 and is completing a Masters Degree in Community Music.