Acoustic shamanic folk music
With Tenzen, we offer vibratory songs with our acoustic instruments. We write our own compositions based on folk music from all around the world and it besomes our own style, of shamanic folk music. Our acoustic shamanic folk music can be divided in the folk style where Mike plays guitar as main instrument and sings, and shamanic style, Mike plays the didgeridoo as main instrument.
The compositions are like stories. Each song has its own story, rhythms and we combine our instruments and voices to make each one unique. The texts of the songs have a big role as well, to tell a story, an opinion, a remark, or a membership. Everything is connected in this Universe. We also take up existing songs that we interpret in our own way like the many cover songs we can play. During live performances we use our loop station to add the bass line, rhythm, chants, etc.
In September 2019 we recorded our first album which we put on sale, Vibrations de l’Univers.
Shamanic compositions are compositions where the didgeridoo takes a lead role. The didgeridoo is a wind instrument, vibratory (giving powerful vibrations) that plays rhythms or percussion sounds or and we can sing in it. The didgeridoo is one of the first music instruments made by humans. It is a long tube with a very deep sound that allows to play many rhythms and sounds. When played properly, it feels like hearing an entire orchestra playing with it. It plays a lead role as main instrument for Mike, Tenzen plays a whole range of other instruments like the shamanic drum, daf, shruti box, various flutes, and uses chants. All the instruments we use are ethnic and bring us back to the nature of sounds.
The sound is similar to the original thousands of years ago, but with manufacturers’ modern technology, sound effects and amplification, its possibilities are increased. The combination of the various sounds and melodies make our music quite special.
We have our own amplification system (amplification, mixer, microphones, microphone stands) that cover a distance of -+ 30 meters.
We are open to all kinds of musical performances and propositions where we can play the music background. In July 2020 for the Acrobatics festival at Grand-Place, Mike & Tenzen together with rope dancer Sandie Brichler prepared and presented their performance, 2 times 15 minutes.
We are also adapting stories, children songs, musical awakenings for children, as well as muppet shows, using our numerous music instruments. We tell stories about our instruments, our sounds and the history of music.
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