"Ambient music can often be theoretical or medicinal; this record is both."
- THE GUARDIAN
"Nicholson & Belle" is the immersive art engine of Matthew Liam Nicholson, Michelle Hodnett & Scotus Dunshee. We make sound baths and audiovisual works.
We perform immersive meditative sound baths for groups in yoga studios, retreats, gardens, conferences, private spaces, galleries - anywhere that can be prepared consciously to conduct a meaningful meditative group experience.
We compose unfolding sonic musical meditative journeys to guide you deep into regenerative realms of relaxation and beauty.
Our sound palette is unusually rich and we tailor experiences as appropriate to groups and settings.
We acknowledge no ultimate distinction between art and healing practice, and love to facilitate sacred time and space with sound meditations.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato
"Vibration is the fundamental principle of the universe"
- Dr Masaru Emoto
“The prime objective of all Initiatory music in the Temples of Antiquity was to bring about physical purification and renewal, mental stimulation and alertness, spiritual exhilaration and Illumination.”
- St. Ambrose
“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
— Igor Stravinsky
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
— Lao Tzu