June 2, 2016

Paul Rudy

Paul Rudy

Salon~360’s artist and guest speaker is sound practitioner Dr. Paul Rudy. Rudy has been called “The High Priest of Sound” and “Sage.” His music and sonic art balance conservatory training with shamanic practices, subtle energies, and technology, each of which guide his intuitive performances and compositions, bridging science and spirituality.

Rudy will talk about his journey toward cohesion as part of his compassionate, meditative process. He will share his definition of cohesion, its purpose in his life, how he practices it and why, and how he benefits from his practice. Rudy hosts a sound meditation for compassion monthly event at Boulevard Yoga and Healing Arts.

Rudy is a Rome Prize (2010), Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundation (2007 and 2009) Fellow, and his music has won two Global Music Awards (2012, for Innovation in Sound and Mixing/Editing), the Sounds Electric ’07 (Dublin), EMS Prize (Sweden), and Citta di Udine (Prize ex aequo, Italy) competitions, to name a few. He is a Curators’ Professor and Coordinator of Composition at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Conservatory, where he received the Kauffman Award for Artistry (2008).  Paul Rudy’s Music 

At Salon360’s event, we will engage in dialogue about the ways we navigate life in the aftermath of traumatic events, how we manage the effects of trauma, and possible strategies we can incorporate into our self-care routine to ensure living our best life!

Life is beautiful, but humanity has yet to evolve beyond violence. Trauma can be the result of intentional violence — such as physical abuse (personal, domestic, or sexual), predatory violence (robbery, drive-by shootings) — or trauma may be caused by circumstances: natural disasters, accidents, illness, the loss of a loved one, racism, sexism, loneliness, colorism, ageism.

Subtle, seemingly innocuous acts of violence produce traumas that are nontheless real and experienced differently by different people. Or, too often, are dismissed entirely as not traumatic, by victims and perpetrators.

Micro-aggressions, chronic harmful acts that emanate from multiple sources, tend to get dismissed. Examples include non-physical:  bullying (perpetrated by adolescents and adults), racist acts and/or comments (on individual, social, or structural levels), sexist aggression, etc.

Individuals may experience trauma as witnesses, victims, or perpetrators of acts of violence. No one is immune to the traumatic effects of violence (not even perpetrators); everyone experiences violence on some level to some degree.

Themed Reading and Watching: Trauma and Self-Care

Event Question: How do I practice emotional hygiene in a world where trauma is problematic?

Event Location: JJ’s Restaurant, 900 West 48th Place, Suite 110, Kansas City, MO 64112. A Kansas City favorite, JJ’s Restaurant specializes in contemporary American cuisine. Menu and Directions

Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat, you may want to fully engage in the sound meditation experience Rudy will offer at this event!

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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