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Numinus Wellness announces concert series exploring role of music in psychedelic-assisted therapy

Numinus Wellness Inc has announced a new series of ceremonial concerts that will explore the role music plays in psychedelic-assisted therapy. According to the company, the Music as Medicine by Numinus series will feature a rotating roster of meditative and ambient musicians, including Jon Hopkins, East Forest, and Superposition, multimedia art, and immersive guided meditations. Numinus CEO Payton Nyquvest said the series would celebrate the emerging genre of meditative music while exploring the role music could play in the healing process. READ: Numinus Wellness sees fiscal 2Q revenue soar by 240% thanks to its robust wellness clinic acquisitions “Music, community and connection have always played an important role in sacred ceremonies and are an integral component of psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration,” Nyquvest said in a release. Musician Jon Hopkins added that, while psychedelic therapies were becoming legal around the world, he felt that no one was talking about the music that accompanied them. “In Indigenous psychedelic ceremonies, the music is as important as the medicine, and has been for thousands of years,” Hopkins said. The concert series will be hosted in various cities across the United States and Canada, with the first event to take place in Los Angeles on May 21, 2022, at Lighthouse Immersive. This event will include five hours of continuous live music and visuals, featuring a line-up of artists including Superposition, Justin Boreta, Matthew Davis’ ambient project, and East Forest, and the work of LA-based multimedia art studio Strangeloop. It will conclude with a live, 3D spatial-audio playback of Jon Hopkins’ recent, acclaimed album Music for Psychedelic Therapy, experienced in total darkness. ‘Exploration and experimentation’ Artist Justin Boreta said the intention of the event was to create a safe container for deep listening. “This is the way this type of music should be experienced,” Boreta said. East Forest said they were excited “to be fostering spaces that can serve as a spear tip for exploration and experimentation around using music as a tool for inner insight and growth.” Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, April 29 at https://numinus.com/music-as-medicine-event/. The Vancouver-based company said the Music as Medicine by Numinus series would also celebrate its recently proposed expansion into the US, while reinforcing its community in its home country of Canada. Numinus Wellness is a mental health and wellness company focused on advancing innovative and evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies. Contact Emily at emily.jarvie@proactiveinvestors.com Follow her on Twitter @emilyjjarvie