Sooke musician, meditation teacher and chant facilitator Phil Rossner, who also goes by his spiritual music name Tâm (tamchant.com), has had his 2017 recording “Full Teaching of the Heart” nominated for a prestigious One World Music Award as “Best Vocal Album – 2017.”
“From it’s inception, through the whole rehearsal and recording process and subsequent CD release, the project was pure joy,” states Rossner.
“I still feel so blessed to have been able to have one of my early music heroes, Claire Lawrence, formerly of Chilliwack and The Collectors, play flute and alto sax on the album, not to mention my dear friend Madelaine Bachan Kaur who shared vocals on a number of tracks.”
The album also includes Phil’s long-time collaborator and fellow Sooke-ite, Mark Batterbury on tabla as well as Priska Stabel and Tia Benn on backup vocals. Recording engineer was Terrence Tobin at Frog Song Studio in Victoria, who also added some keyboards.
Rossner and Batterbury have been offering the community bi-monthly Sunday evening Sacred Chant sessions at Sooke Yoga and Wellness for the last several years, by donation.
To get on the email list, contact Phil (Tâm) at firstname.lastname@example.org.