Praise for Ann Mortifee and Paul Horn’s Performances

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Praise from participants at the MUM concert/events – Spring 2011

Ann’s singing in the dome was a life changing experience for me.  I expected that event to be an evening of good music in the presence of Paul Horn and friends.  Ann was a total surprise for me and I think for most of the audience.
When she started singing, I couldn’t help but close my eyes and allow her voice to transport me to a totally different realm of existence.  During the entire duration of the concert, I was just being transported to higher and higher, subtler and subtler levels of Being.  Words fall short of describing what I was witnessing happening.  It was a complete perspective changing event for me.  And since that concert I’ve been aware of a completely different reality of existence….  one which is more real than the everyday reality I experienced earlier, or still do every day.
Everything on the outside remains the same but I’ve just been made aware of my Absolute Nature at the deepest level.
Once the concert was over I went to the front of the Golden Dome to greet Ann.  I don’t remember what I told her, more precisely , I don’t remember what I said to her…. but she just held my hand gently and I know she completely understood whatever I was trying to say.
I came from the concert and tried explaining to my friends and how amazing it was for me.  I remember I told them that it was as if Ann is Mother Divine and she was just gently asking her son to come out and see the Leela.
I’m so grateful that I got to experience her that evening.  My friends were laughing at me, but they don’t realize what had just happened to me.  I’m most grateful for everything since then.  I’m still me in the outer world, but it is my inside which has been transformed.   Life is so much more playful to me now.  Everything is just an expression of the flow. Thank you, Thank you! A K

Paul Horn’s flute gave my mind a chance to wander and settle down….. full of lyrical vastness and breathing in of forms. Ann Mortifee’s signature pieces gave the exaltation of trance and transformation. All over I heard people …even a day or two later….saying that they were spell bound. This is real music, as close to the heart as it gets. – Mathew L-W, Washington , D.C.

Such a blissful concert last night.  I felt Ann’s singing healing my heart- she is the embodiment of Mother Earth. – Deboragh Weberg

Ann is an amazing, connected, earthy, yet out there, spiritual and ethereal woman.  She connects us with our own Deeper Self.  She speaks/acts from that gut level….. power from the solar plexus.  I was blown away by the evening.  I felt Ann opened all our hearts and gave us a glimpse of personal power we can all aspire to. – Helene Darisse

Ann has a powerful and beautiful voice and Being.  I loved her. She made me feel proud to be a woman. – Dr. Christy Kleinshnitz

The deep love between Ann and Paul was obvious….. and it flowed out so passionately through their wonderful music.  My companion had the same experience and immediately picked up on their magnetism. I really enjoyed their concert and I look forward to them returning soon. – Dr. David Leffler, musician

Ann and Paul’s concert was one of the most memorable events that we have had at MUM. Ann and Paul deeply touched everyone’s heart , soul,  body , mind,  and emotions. – Isabel Millman Heaton,  musician/songwriter

Ann’s concert was so beautiful and very relaxing. All of her stories and her amazingly vibrant voice with those deep sounds made the afternoon a complete joy. It really resonated with everyone, took us all out of the intellectual –and into our bodies. – J.D.

Ann Mortifee is definitely one of the best performers I ever saw and heard. Such beautiful voice, so much passion,  so lively.  I am looking forward to see and hear her again. – Birgitta Larsson

Paul was playing a bit before a concert in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfeld, IA. I was resting a bit before leaving the dome. My eyes were closed and so it was possible for me to enjoy the delicacy with which he explored the acoustics of the room. He played very slowly at first and then began to play more rapidly. The effect on me was very nourishing, I was very much enjoying the way he unfolded the confident rapid phrases from the confident slow explorations……People were more than just impressed — they were thrilled — by Paul and Ann. I definitely encourage all those who have not heard Paul to be alert to opportunities to hear him. Those who have heard him are already encouraged. – Steve Sufian

I was very settled in program and was so clear and open. Then the music started and the full measure of the inner consciousness which is infinitely malleable was transformed into the power of the emotions generated by Paul and Ann. Ann in particular has such a deep and powerful capacity to express emotions that we all feel…. but are unable to touch with that clarity and intensity. It is like someone turning on a switch in my body that awakens the primary love and courage of the heart to appreciate and share this Glorious life we live. Thank You for allowing me to remember. When Maharishi talks about pure consciousness he means a vast pure unobstructed capacity to become anything. If powerful positive emotions are triggered from the voice or musical instrument, the consciousness rises to become that wave and the more pure the consciousness the deeper the experience and the more powerful the ability to have it radiate out to others, not even in the room. The consciousness is pure region of potential and if you inject some glorious feeling into it then you get that back. If we all could hear this music every day we would be able to ?create the right type of world. It’s just having the capacity to remember the feeling. Then you automatically must share it. People walk into the room and they hear and feel the music and have an experience. When they leave the room they are not the same anymore, they can’t think the same way. They can only think, ‘I love this’ .’ I love this’ and then kiss their children differently when they return home. The reason Paul is 81 and is so vital is that he surrounds himself with the delicious flow of pure spontaneous creativity rooted in the eternal. The body has no choice except to create positive chemicals and keep itself at the highest level of function. – Allen Reminick. Mathematician and Jyotish Master

These are rare and heart filling events by two world class performers…… top priorities… if you are in the area. You will cherish your experience for your lifetime. – Jenica K Waymen

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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