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Dec 2023, UK, Scotland

April 2024, USA, California 


STATE OF BEING is a touring experience for one vocalist featuring custom commissions written specifically for her voice as well as her own compositions. This music asks us to look more deeply at our inner-most self, and contains themes of illusion, distortion, psychology, technology, questioning what is real vs. what is imaginary, and the challenge of finding out who we really are if we look more deeply into the soul and how this effects our current mental state. The audience is brought into a unique sound world and new reality and are invited to experience the music as it leads them to process a new perspective and what we truly know about ourselves.

In addition to singing onstage, Emily has a deeper mission and vision for the world with the power of sound to heal as this greatly impacts the planet. As each person raises their internal frequency, and, for example - steps into their truth beyond the limitations of their past experiences, we allow a more free version of the self to exist which better impacts everyone we meet. Emily is an advocate for inner-healing and for expansion on a soul level beyond just the mind. This music will invite listeners to examine their inner world for greater growth and to shift their current "state of being." This production is a gateway to her creation: The MoonRising Platform (

The vocalist will primarily be singing with electronics. The total piece is a continuously evolving project with varying peices depending on the city it is performed in and the global climate of what is happening in the news, although there is a main performance list which serves to be Emily's story.


The programmed pieces ask us to reflect personally: "Do we really know ourselves at the soul-level, and how does technology today affect this?" "What am I supposed to learn in this lifetime?" "What happens if we look more deeply at the darkest parts within ourselves than we have before?"

Music directed by Gwen Kuhlmann.

With compositions by:

Emily Thorner

Kaley Lane Eaton -- USA

Max-Lukas Hundelshausen -- DE

Rob Laidlow --UK

Laura Shipsey --UK
Luciano Berio --IT


For a full program of the original STATE OF BEING, click here.

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(Click image to hear AIR from STATE OF BEING by Max Hundelshausen)

Past and Present performances of SOB:
ECU - North Carolina, USA, ECU - Nov 2022
"The Night With" -Scotland, UK - Dec 2023

UC Davis - California, USA - April 2024

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