Yoga PulseMichael Benghiat
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The tranquil yet hypnotic sequence of tracks on YOGA PULSE is perfect for yoga, massage and bodywork, meditation and stress-relief. From the beginning, the listener is transported into an exotic and beautiful musical journey. Once again, Michael Benghiat elevates the massage music genre to a new level of meaning and resonance with YOGA PULSE.
Music instruments include: acoustic, nylon and electric guitars, balalaika, djembe, dulcimer, bongos, log drum, Balinese gamelan and more, all played by musician and composer, Michael Benghiat. Each musical piece builds upon the previous one, and the introduction of some unexpected musical “colors” - including Balinese Gamelan in the track, Kotekan - enhances the texture and interest and helps to maintain the energy and focus generated during yoga practice.
A Santa Monica native, Michael Benghiat has experienced a multicultural musical palette since childhood. Accomplished on both the piano and guitar, Michael grew up in a home surrounded by music, with parents who not only treasured music but encouraged learning about music from a variety of cultural and ethnic heritages.This early exposure to the enduring folk traditions of Greek, Sephardic, Spanish, and Middle Eastern music as well as to classical orchestral music helped forge Michael’s unique musical sensibility. Michael’s curiosity and interest in non-western musical instruments and traditions finds expression today in his study and collection of exotic acoustic instruments from around the world. His ongoing explorations of musical culture are a natural extension of his BA degree and graduate level work in classical music composition at UCLA. The author of several books on the guitar, Michael’s work as a musician and composer reflects his desire to “reach more people than I can teach one-on-one.”
"I enjoy creating music that leads you inward. We all find ourselves refreshed by just the simple act of stopping for a moment and really relaxing. I try to create a musical world that facilitates this." - Michael Benghiat