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Winter Solstice with Cypress Rosewood

Dec 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The 21st of December – The Winter Solstice. known as the longest night by many of us, the beginning of winter. However, it is also the herald of the coming of the light, new light, as we move closer towards the promise of spring and of warmer days to come.
You are graciously invited to join us in celebration of the Yule season, to honor our communities and the sacred connections we share with the earth, stars, moon, each other and the elements that surround us. Cypress Rosewood will be streaming live from an RL sacred stone circle at East Fork in Tennessee.
We will gather at dusk at the Stone Circle in the sky above Music Island where we will, dance, immerse ourselves in the music, hear words and celebrate in conscious togetherness the most sacred of days, and the longest of nights, The Winter Solstice.
Please bring, an open heart, your dancing feet, and most of all, your very good self. Come celebrate with us in Grand Style. Live music from Cypress Rosewood., We promise you this, all who attend will l, a full heart and a joyous soul.
CYPRESS ROSEWOOD in “real life” is TONY GERBER, a space music artist with over 60 recordings available on Bandcamp, Spotify and most digital outlets. He has created various music soundtracks for documentary films, planetarium shows like “Nine Planets and Counting” in RL and a soundtrack to the SL science exhibit on “Nanotubes” at Nanotechnology Island. He has Oculus games and Sony games with his music. His group, Spacecraft has supplied soundtracks for films including “Vanilla Sky” starring Tom Cruise. They have performed live concerts in planetariums around the United States.
As Cypress Rosewood for the past 17 years, Tony has hosted a weekly radio shows, one called “When Worlds Collide with Cypress Rosewood” which was simulcast in Second Life to a studio audience and features music and interviews with members of the Second Life arts and science community who discuss their SL experiences and how the two worlds interact. In Second Life CYPRESS was the first “professional space musician” to use the virtual world platform and has been a pioneer of live space and ambient music. He has performed over 4500 SL concerts with his special brand of aural vibrations utilizing native flutes, synthesizers, gongs, bells, bowls, chimes, harmonicas, EWI, and guitars that can aid healing and relaxation. Cypress is also continually developing the Space Music Museum alongside working on many other groundbreaking projects. He was also one of the primary designers for the first major music manufacturer on the SL grid, Gibson Music Instruments, building their “Gibson Island” opened in July of 2008.
In 2022/2023, Cypress had two sims to explore in SL, Ambient 101 and Ambient Waves. We saw Cypress go on sabbatical for 6 months after 18 years in SL. Join in with Cypress Rosewood and his various musical metaverse explorations

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Dec 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music Island @ Virtlantis
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