Last year at the Solstice Flute School we had an idea! A special feature on site -- an ancient geothermal crater -- would make the perfect echo chamber to experience the song of the Native American Flute.
With a little help from our friends we created a video to share with you (see the credits at the end of the video)! We are excited to present our improvisation -- the voice of the flute surrounded by weathered rock, grounded in percussion, and washed in the sound of water!
The Crater is a geothermal spring, hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock. Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface — eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit.
The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water at a constant range of 90 – 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recorded during the 2018 Solstice Flute School from within the Geothermal Crater at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah. Our gratitude to the artists, videographers, and Kalani Das for producing this video!