Ryan Sullivan uses sound to relax the mind, energize the spirit, calm the emotions and promote healing. In addition to incorporating live instruments and recorded music into his massage sessions, Ryan also performs concerts and presentations. He is familiar with a wide-range of conventional and world instruments. He specializes in traditional flutes, including Shakuhachi, Bansuri, Fujara, Native American, and Ney. He also plays such interesting instruments as the Pin Pia, Tro, ZeZe, Daf and Didgeridoo.
His evolving ensemble of musicians known as "Sound..." performs "journeys of musical texture", which allow the listeners to leave their ordinary thoughts and float in a sea of singing bowls, violins, gongs, flutes and more. As a solo performer, Ryan enjoys presenting the Shakuhachi and its rich Zen tradition and repertoire. Having studied Shakuhachi in Japan, these "musical meditations" are performed in full traditional attire. He has produced two albums of traditional Shakuhachi music. For videos of performances, check YouTube for Higher Level healing (link at top right of this page). He is featured on the website: Komuso.com
Ancient Japan Immersion: Upcoming Presentations
Priests and Samurai: Japanese Zen Shakuhachi Flute Open Mind Zen, 1250 Tamiami Trail N #205, Naples, FL 34102 Sunday, August 20th, 10 am – 11:30 am
Wearing the Basket Hat and Robes of the Monks of Empty Nothingness, Ryan Sullivan transports listeners to the age of Komuso. The traditional Zen songs of Priests and Samurai are Sound Meditations like no other. History and Philosophy will also be discussed along side personal stories from the journey of Shakuhachi.
Albums (CDs are available for Sale)
CDs are available for $15 each.
Click on each album cover to view track listing and studio information.
Komuso Performance: LeMoyne Art Gallery July 7, 2017 6 pm Sumi-e Asian Brush Art and Calligraphy Exhibition Opening.
Nature of Zen, Sound Meditation 6/3/2017 Flyer (PDF) Priests and Samurai, Ancient Japan Sound Immersion 4/23/2017 Flyer (PDF) Priests and Samurai, Sounds of Shakuhachi 10/20/2012 Flyer (JPG) In Concert, with Masayo Ishigure 11/3/2012 Flyer (JPG)