Flower and Frequency
Flower & Frequency are Joshua W. Bruner (Composer + Artist) and Nora Toomey (Poet + Herbalist).
Joshua inadvertently discovered meditation through his deep curiosities of music. Realizing how powerful his experience was, he then began a journey to share the relaxing aspects of sound with others. With over 20 years exploring countless genres as well as touring through a dozen countries, he has now turned his attention towards meditation and relaxation purposes full time, musically. Drawing encouragement from musical inspirations such as Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Joanna Brouk, Laraaji, Brian Wilson, Klaus Wiese, and Roedelius; Joshua creates natural feeling ambient soundscapes by taking advantage of advancements in musical technology and carefully blending them with the familiarity of acoustic instruments. His business partner and wife, Nora Toomey, is a published poet and herbalist who often lends her words and plant knowledge to these sound baths in the form of poems, herbal elixirs, flower essences, and medicinal teas. Although she's not always available to join Joshua's performances we always incorporate her organic plant medicines into our sound baths. She has a MFA in poetry from CCA and is currently studying to be a Western Clinical Herbalist at the Ohlone Center. Nora has always held a great deal of connection and respect for the power held within language and the plant world and is very excited to share them within our community and beyond.