As a modern Troubadour Estas Tonnètravels in many places and finds himself in several cultural references without identifying himself with a single nation or country, rather with the cultural richness of the world.
His music is therefore a reflection of many approaches.
A fusion of classical structure, technique of flamenco, the tradition of gypsy, characteristics of Latin music... a variety of styles that show a harmonic structure of the sound that the guitar produces a wavelength of, performed improvisations are always different, but with a very precise textured melody.
His music is always shaped by emotional expression, and by a wide range of acoustic elements, coming not only from the various kinds of music, but from the access to the emotions themselves.
There are two fields where he shapes the music.
It is the underlying structure of 'I know', and the uniqueness of the additional improvisation with the starting point of 'I don't know'.
This particular approach to create music includes both the foundation and the freedom at the same time.
Estas Tonnè participates in concerts, conferences, meetings, Yoga, art events, and other festivals, yet it is involved in collaborations ranging from several film projects, poetry, meditation and dance and is often on the way as street-artist.
And recently his involvement in the film project 'Time of The Sixth Sun' which is featuring the concerts of the gigging, itinerate musician.
This film is thought as an inspirational and uplifting documentary about the shift in global consciousness and the emerging movement to find a new way to walk more lightly on this Planet.
Estas, born in Odessa, Ukraine in the former Soviet Union speaks in his native language Russian.
I dared to translate transcripts of his words before, during and past his concerto to the best of my knowledge using yandex translate
I would like to add this is the line of reasoning and so language of an awakened artist, an uncommon, exceptionally gifted globetrotter in re music for understanding among human beings.
It might appear the translation does not in all reflect the denotation of this longhair nor of the mount spirit of the event; yet I am convinced you might catch the gist.
Also, I would again like to emphasize albeit this translation might not be accurate in all portions, it may reflect well the message which the Guitarist wants to carry with his music in October 2014.
(explaining supplements added in brackets) concert starts @ 5 minutes --> volume up
'I know we are all here for different reasons probably the only reason that all have in common is music.
Well, how cool!
I sincerely wish for all of us travel inside this, where we can put aside all other concepts...
It's difficult, especially for those who have music education.
It is difficult for anyone who can't 'immerse himself inside himself'
In general this applies to all of us... all...
You are used to look at a film... the outside... outside...
And to suffer about life...
Imagine that you came to the cinema, where the screen is visible - your life.
With all its emotions, stories, experiences, challenges, communication...
And - as if by a blow of a magic wand, dissolve these emotions because we can see them - they come from somewhere in the depths... And hide from them (is possible) nowhere, because we carry them inside.
There are emotions that are impossible to get ... even... for almost all life...
then they predominate in our communication with others and, above all, with ourselves.
So let's put concepts away for a few hours.
If it is too difficult to understand intellectually, not just by the heart, and to be here - please go home...
You don't need to fight.
I'm not here to surprise someone over some guitar technique ... is for those who came to see the guitarist
for me it means nothing... at all...
Technique is formed gradually with each step.
Mastery is a daily sharpening of the diamond, which has no boundaries and no limits.
Today it is (this), in 10 years it'll be something else...
The thing is as deep as you can look inside yourself.
(It is) to let something go, to embrace something, to smile about something, to cry about something,
we are all kind of wandering today... enjoy...'
@ ~ 67 minutes: 'Breathe .... breathe....
it may seem strange... weird... strange...
and it's not about the music...
I'm talking about...
.... more understandable because engaged in various practices ...
someone clearly because music education
someone clearly just because the heart is open
but mostly it is unclear what was removed... disable...
From generation to generation, from generation to generation, from generation to generation... cut...
and how to connect again... if you cut off?
Cut not 2-3 generations
but 10-20-30-40 generations - cut off...
all knowledge about the music cut off
all the pieces
be good guys - cut like a piece of paper'
At around 70th minute: 'Be a conscientious being among ... the inhabitants of the planet...
but where to hide from the fact that whispers inside?
Sometimes whispers, sometimes shouts
sometimes crying, sometimes screaming
there's no place to hide
it's impossible to disable
this, the TV will not see...
and that's all there is
it's holding a guitar
for some it's a dance
for some it's a sculpture, for someone is this a journey
for some it's just gazing at the stars
these doors, opportunities are countless
but allow yourself...
go in there so as not to think 'what will people think?'
'what would someone say?
How would he look at me?'
So watch and open ... and the Second...
Tenth. Hundredth and... and Thousand.
Be not afraid to be yourself...
Be not afraid to be in home state, because that IS the HOME
- there are no nationalities, no passports, no borders, no soldiers.
It's the ocean... that is love.
And the music I would say:
in each subject
animate and inanimate
There is melody
it's not even 'melody', and IT
here IT is
depending on what a human being would think to feel.
IT will change something like this:
it is our feelings
that's what we say to each other
you can go to the bathroom and even with no one to speak, but will feel in this room 'hangs' the IT.
someone can see these, someone may need to hear them
you need to take responsibility... to everyone, without expecting that someone will come and will do...
will show 'how'
to take responsibility is a great work
but that's what we're here for
It is the responsibility of each of us - what we do on the planet;
And what we pass on... (to) those who will come after us.
And the sooner we start to do it the faster we will begin to see changes - changes which are not outside ourselves, but within because everything comes from there.
Just sleep no longer
you can't sleep anymore.
You can't sleep anymore.
I know... maybe many have come here for other reasons:
Well it is what it is... sleep no more.
Nor Ufa, nor in Yekaterinburg, neither in Moscow, nor in Paris to sleep no more!
I'll play you another 'theme'... I don't even know what to call it... '...' .. 'song'... 'something'
it's called 'Roads that lead us home'...
Home... really Home.
I know we don't remember -
we are not taught.
Grandmother said something
But that's not all, it's not all that there is
Everything I say here today - check it out.
About the music, too: connect yourself to any equipment - we'll see -
on the monitor you will see different kind of waves that change
depending on what we say what we think...
what... we not sent into the world...
I'm saying let's create a beautiful Symphony:
In the first instance to take responsibility for each
waiting... waiting for something to happen, some kind of meeting.
Op! (oops) - and it was all over
someone's entire life...
but if in one day I couldn't see
@ around 91 minutes 'It's aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa me mamamamamama
I if we don't see this deeper than this - the day was wasted
but the next day brings another opportunity
and another day
in a week
maybe 2 weeks, maybe years, I understand that it's not me
I am not here for minemineminemineminemine (minstrels)
And for total total total...... ............
It is a colorful, multinational, eternal.
Only and waiting (to) when you wake up..
To deliberately create this mandala of life.
Great picture of the invisible artist who separated himself into billions of pieces...
Why am I with her?
'This voice inside will be heard.
When all these fake programs, fake situations...
... not even a false one, and just 'sleeping'
...clearer then, coming to the concert; musicians, we won't pretend that 'everything is fine' when someone sits
(about the copycats) ...plays a soundtrack wrong...
but they, too, can understand...
Contracts - many need to survive.
But just as the musician is unforgivable and inexcusable for us all ... a soundtrack to play
... you can't sleep anymore.
All I said today
(Is) like a cloud that just passed
some rain, which we were refreshed and cleared our view.
Thank him... the cloud... and I'm just holding the guitar.
The cloud flew ... what next?
We asked what is left what is activated inside - something...
Thank you all for this moment, it is unique like every night...
and at every meeting.
We are unique, we are growing in number
let's just thank that moment, that inimitable (moment).
Thank you this is the place where we can meet up and share the moment.
All people whom we met and will escort and who did so thanks to them.
Thank you all.
The only thing that I wish you all - look around at those who stand beside you for a second... I know is not usual, especially in this country, unusual...
Look around... we'll see
This is just a reminder that every step and every meeting is unique...
This is an opportunity to go higher, better, farther.
We are all in this place.
Create a colorful picture of eternal life.
Thank you all'
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10 questions to Estas Tonnè by Paola Elena Ferri
1) 'Let's talk about you: who is Estas Tonnè and where does he come from?'
Estas:'Thanks for asking.
Of course I can give you a superficial answer, but I don't wish to feed this story anymore.
So I would say this:
Who is Estas Tonnè?
A fragment of the whole…
And where does he come from?
I don't quite remember yet… but I might answer this question soon..'
2) How did you start playing around the world and why did you decide to do that?
Estas:I didn't start to play around the world, it seems the world is round and I kept moving around it'.
3) 'I saw one of your videos and I was surprised by your ability to improvise.
What do you think and what do you feel when you play?'
Estas:'What do you think when you walk the same street you walked last night?
Different things right?
So it is... now is one thing, the next now is another thing… though what is in between is very interesting'.
4) 'Who is and what is an Artist, according to you?'
Estas:'ALL OF US, some could truly connect with the essence of it, some are exploring dimensions of it, and some think it's only "special people who have unique talents"... and that's true… we are all unique and talented... and all are artists...'
5) 'Can you tell me something about the project "Time of the Sixth Sun"?'
Estas:'It's a film about raising the consciousness on this planet… shared by many beings who explore themeaning of it, some have answers, some dogmas, some are here to INSPIRE…
I truly wish this wonderful project would be available for the masses soon enough!'
6) 'I'd like to speak about your album "Internal Flight 2013":
What do you want to communicate, with this work?
You said: "A transformation of thought into eternal smiling silence".
What did you mean?'
Estas:It's all about transformation… like life itself and death also… moving from one state to another… so it's kinda transforming a Dragon into a Dragonfly…'
7) 'Have you ever been in Italy, my country?
If you did it, can you remember something particular that happened to you?
If you didn't, will you come to make a session?'
Estas: 'Yes, I love that part of the Earth called Italy, and I have many beautiful friends originally coming from these gorgeous lands.
I have never seen so many paparazzi in any other parts of the world, seems this word is living its purpose'.
8) 'What is your philosophy of life?
What do you believe in?'
Estas:'It changes from moment to moment… yet I believe one day we will greet each other with an open heart…
and truly see who we are…
9) 'What does music represent to you?'
Estas:It's a wave….and we better choose what waves we are making …
As we are the waves also...
10) 'Is there anything that we didn't mention and you'd like to say?
What are your upcoming events?'
Estas:'Having an Internal flight… as nothing else matters unless we are free… inside…'
'Thank you so much and have a great journey, Estas!'
An individual’s view of health determinants is directly correlated to their sources and how they process information. Regardless of its accuracy, when something is repeated a sufficient number of times, people will start to believe it. The cancer and sunscreen industries have made it their mission to convince the world that sunlight is a primary cause of skin cancer, when it fact it has been shown to prevent it. In fact, considerable evidence shows that blocking the sun’s rays from reaching our skin with, for example sunscreen, significantly decreases our uptake of vitamin D levels, leading to higher mortality, critical illness, mental health disorders and cancer itself.
The southern hemisphere is currently experiencing record temperatures raising the mercury to levels many regions have never experienced. Some climatologists have stated that the trend will continue in the northern hemisphere come July. With these hot temperature come extreme warnings from public health officials to slather on the sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and specifically protect us from melanoma.
Is melanoma deadly? It definitely can be. There are more than 70,000 cases in the US alone every year and almost 10,000 people will die of the disease yearly. Melanoma accounts for less than two percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Of the seven most common cancers in the US, melanoma is the only one whose incidence is increasing. Between 2000 and 2009, incidence climbed 1.9 percent annually. It’s also the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old.
Now what’s fascinating is the claim by public health watchdogs that almost 90 percent of melanomas are attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. They claim that regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent. Oh really?
What’s interesting is how many people never stop to think about how humans survived on this planet for thousands of years working outside for hours on end before the industrial era. There was no sunscreen. There was common sense and people were not getting skin cancer. Oh my, how did we ever make it without sunscreen, drugs, and vaccines for thousands of years and suddenly we can’t survive without them? All of these artificial substances do not increase a healthy life expectancy, they increase a diseased life expectancy. People are far more sick and ill today than they ever were a century ago. Yes they are living longer, but at what expense?
It’s also interesting how when traveling from either pole to the equator, UV exposure increases up to 5000% whereas ozone depletion only increases UV exposure by 20%. If UVB exposure and ozone depletion were the cause of skin cancer, those populations living closest to the equator would be diagnosed with malignant melanoma at a phenomenal frequency. The opposite is true.
Sunlight DOES NOT Cause Skin Cancer, It’s Your Best DefenseAgainst Cancer
Exposure to ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight provides the mechanism for more than 90% of the vitamin D production in most individuals. The widespread use of sunscreens, particularly those with high sun protection factors (SPF), may lead to a significant decrease in solar-induced previtamin D3 in the skin, resulting in a vitamin D level which is insufficient for protection against a wide range of diseases.
The results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, showed that women who had at least 21 hours a week exposure to the sun’s UV rays in their teens were 29 percent less likely to get cancer than those getting under an hour a day.
For women who spent the most time out side in their forties and fifties, the risk fell by 26 percent and for those above 60, sunshine halved their chances of a tumour.
For melanoma, it is only latitudinal variation that favours the hypothesis of sun exposure causation. It is postulated that skin temperature by itself may suffice to account for the observed variation of melanoma with latitude. The higher incidence of melanoma in the higher social classes and its increasing incidence with age may be readily explained by the hypothesis that melanoma incidence increases with increase in skin temperature which scientists have incorrectly linked to the sun as the primary causative factor.
No scientific literature has ever proven that sunlight causes cancer in human beings. Most studies that have attempted to find a cause have only found correlations and many scientists have established the the toxicity level of the human body which reacts with the UV spectrum is what causes cancer, not the sunlight itself.
It’s been known that vitamin D can prevent the genetic damage the leads to cancer. When vitamin D binds to specific receptors, it sets off a chain of events by which many toxic agents including cancer cells are rendered harmless. However, if there is not enough vitamin D the system can become overwhelmed and cancer can develop. “This is one of the reasons that people living closest to the equator have a much lower incidence (or absence) of specific cancers which consequently increase in locations further from the equator,” said McGill professor Dr. John White.
Dr. Anthony Petaku who studies the effects of Vitamin D2 and D3 on mutating cells, says the incidence of disease increases the further away we are from the equator. “The millions of people who live near the equator are not susceptible to the same level of disease or even the same diseases as those who live further from the equator,” he stated. Dr. Petaku has found that latitude studies which are observational on vitamin D and disease show a clear correlation between solar UV radiation, latitude and vitamin D status. “Almost every disease decreases in frequency and duration as we move towards equatorial populations, and the data shows that there is a minimum of a 1000 percent increase for many diseases in countries furthest from the equator…” he concluded.
Although vitamin D can be obtained from limited dietary sources and directly from exposure to the sun during the spring and summer months, the combination of poor dietary intake and sun avoidance has created vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in large proportions of many populations worldwide. It is known that vitamin D has a wide range of physiological effects and that correlations exist between insufficient amounts of vitamin D and an increased incidence of a number of cancers. These correlations are particularly strong for cancers of the digestive tract, including colon cancer, and certain forms of leukemia.
Both UVA and UVB can cause tanning and burning, although UVB does so far more rapidly. UVA, however, penetrates your skin more deeply than UVB.
UVB appears to be protective against melanoma — or rather, the vitamin D your body produces in response to UVB radiation is protective.
“Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers, suggesting that chronic sunlight exposure can have a protective effect.”
So if UVA and UVB do not cause melanoma, why use sunscreen?
Sunscreen Causes Cancer And DOES NOT Prevent It
If the sun was REALLY causing skin cancer, and if sunscreen prevented it, we’d be cancer-free by now. We’re already spending less time outside than ever, and wasting billions of dollars a year on needless, dangerous creams and lotions.
The sunscreen industry makes money by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer-causing chemicals. It then donates a portion of that money to the cancer industry through non-profit groups like Cancer Societies which, in turn, run heart-breaking public service ads and charity events such as Relay For Life urging people to donate and use sunscreen to “prevent cancer.”
The cancer establishment has retreated from the truth. What began as sincere investigation into the economic root causes of a complex set of 200 different diseases, at the turn of the 20th century, quickly degenerated into a single-minded focus. All cancer societies are now dedicated to funding drug companies to “find the cure” that will never exist, at least not from any mainstream institution.
Comprehensive scientific reviews indicate that 83% of 785 sunscreen products contain ingredients with significant safety concerns. Only 17% of the products on the market block both UVA and UVB radiation which is the intended purpose by manufacturers of sunscreen, so what’s the point? The assessment by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database was based on a review of nearly 400 scientific studies, industry models of sunscreen efficacy, and toxicity and regulatory information housed in nearly 60 government, academic, and industry databases.
At least 50% of products on the market bear claims that are considered “unacceptable” or misleading under sunscreen safety standards. An analysis of marketing claims on hundreds of sunscreen bottles shows that false and misleading marketing claims are common. They give consumers a false sense of security (based on myths) with claims like “all day protection,” “mild as water,” and “blocks all harmful rays” which are completely untrue, yet are found on bottles. Consumers might assume that, because researchers have implicated ultraviolet light in skin cancer development, sunscreen automatically thwarts skin cancer. They play on this consumer bandwagon of fear and hope on an issue shouldn’t even be an issue…blocking the sun!
Scientists have reported that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells than conventional zinc oxide. Solid zinc oxide was more toxic than equivalent amounts of soluble zinc, and direct particle to cell contact was required to cause cell death. Their study is in ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.
Another common and toxic ingredient in sunscreens is titanium dioxide. New research published in ACS’ journal, Environmental Science & Technology found that Children may be receiving the highest exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide. The geometry of titanium dioxide (TiO2) based nanofilaments appears to play a crucial role in cytotoxicity having a strong dose-dependent effect on cell proliferation and cell death.
About the Author
Marco Torresis a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
Could the Sun be your lucky—or unlucky—star? In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty.
The lifespan of those born in periods of solar maximum—interludes marked by powerful flares and geomagnetic storms—was "5.2 years shorter" on average than those born during a solar minimum, they found.The team overlaid demographic data of Norwegians born between 1676 and 1878 with observations of the Sun.
"Solar activity at birth decreased the probability of survival to adulthood," thus truncating average lifespan, according to the paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
There was a stronger effect on girls than boys, it said.
The Sun has cycles that last 11 years, give or take, from one period of greatest activity or solar maximum, to the next.
Solar maxima are marked by an increase in sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections that can disrupt radio communications and electrical power on Earth, damage satellites and disturb navigational equipment.
Solar activity is also linked to levels of ultraviolet radiation— an environmental stressor known to affect survival and reproductive performance, possibly by causing cell and DNA damage, according to the study authors.
The team, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, based their study on demographic data from church records of some 8,600 individuals from two different mid-Norwegian populations, one poor and one wealthy.
This was matched to maps of historical solar cycles.
On top of lifespan, being born in a solar maximum period also "significantly reduced" fertility for women born into the poor category, but not for wealthier women or for men, said the authors.
"We show for the first time that not only infant survival and thus lifespan but also fertility is statistically associated with solar activity at birth," they wrote.
It was not clear whether the same would necessarily hold true for people born in the modern era.
One explanation could be ultraviolet-induced degradation of the B vitamin folate, a shortage of which before birth has been linked to higher rates of illness and death, the team theorised.
"Our findings suggest that maternal exposure to solar activity during gestation can affect the fitness of female children," the authors wrote.
"The effect of socio-economic status on the relationship between solar activity and fertility suggests that high-status pregnant women were better able to avoid the adverse effects of high solar activity"—possibly by staying out of the Sun or because a healthier diet curbed the harm.
The team did not have data about how early or late into a solar maximum event the children were born—a limitation of the study.
And they could not fully distinguish between pre- or post-natal exposure to ultraviolet light.
Further investigation is needed, they said, to test whether the results were repeated in people of different skin colours, and those living at different latitudes.
"This study is the first to emphasise the importance of UVR (ultraviolet radiation) in early life," the authors said.
"UVR is a global stressor with potential ecological impacts and the future levels of UVR are expected to increase due to climate change and variation in atmospheric ozone."