Compositional Ambient Music for Mind, Body and Soul. Experimental music to sometimes challenge the listener. Many of the tracks he produces are created around a framework designed to encourage relaxation or take listeners on a specific journey. They can also be enjoyed purely as a piece of ambient music.
UK based Headzic (aka John Shapter) is an experimental ambient musician and composer currently residing in New Brighton, Wallasey. His contemplative and atmospheric work evokes a range of feelings from that of deep peace to the excitement of interstellar journeys
Originally a clinician in earlier life, about 10 years ago John developed an interest in the use of esoteric instruments such as gongs and singing bowls to create profound states of calm and relaxation. With his concurrent practice as a sound artist becoming increasingly about the electronic manipulation of sound he realised that he was falling into a New Age musical genre and coined the description of himself as `the accidental musician`.
In 2019, he played two sets at the urban electronic festival Subliminal Impulse in Manchester, UK, as well as the City Arts Festival in Stoke. Between 2018 and 2020 he had been resident DJ and ambient performer at Cultural Squatters and a regular performer at Pilgrims Pitt in Stoke. Since then he has played at The Better World Festival in Stoke (2020 & 2022) and a number of venues around New Brighton, the Wirral and Liverpool. He also plays `micro-gigs` and holds workshops in wellness centres and yoga clubs.
He is inspired by the natural world around us and the playfulness of our own imaginations. He lives with his artist wife June and they share a house incorporating their two studios with a cat called Gertie.
Synth Keyboards, Handpan, Flute, Crystal Xylophone, Gongs.
They say ~~
" - that was great tonight. I listened in the dark with headphones this time. Lovely way to end a Sunday."
"Hi thank you for a wonderful entertaining and informative night ."
"The first track was my favourite. Wow what a fantastic sound it was .. it gradually lifted you up transported you up and down then gently drifted away .. I saw colours of yellow green and red in this piece .."
"Music is something that is meant to be life affirming and joyous. It certainly was today!"
Sample Track - Future Temple 2 (Discovery)
Sample track - Handpan - Drifting