Concert, Exhibition

“Seals"
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Heavy Melodies for Seals

Elise Macmillan MA student at the Academy of Fine Art and Ray Hegelbach forms the group Heavy Blankets. They invite you to relax and feel refreshed.

Transparent fog curtains line the windows. Hot stones line up to be warmed. Seals rub their bellies on hot stones. Hand dipped wax candles burn brightly. Custom comfort convolution reverb, cherry pit weighted blankets – a shoe snake rack with aroma vaporizer stands in the corner waiting for shoes.


heavyblankets.net presents Heavy Melodies for Seals.
All our weighted blankets, wraps, and lap pads provide soothing, deep pressure and compressions, allowing the user to relax and calm themselves. The DEX white noise Surround Sound Sleeper helps drown out noises while providing the user with several calming sounds. When the sun is bright and bleaching, TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) offers artificial sleep using magnetic pulses that activates the deep non-REM sleep part of the brain. Relaxation, Stimulation, Therapy and Development. All the products offered on our website have been hand-picked by our staff of parents and caregivers, ensuring only the very best selection. The blankets are made lovingly with printed fabrics and filled with cherry pits from Switzerland traditionally used in heating and cooling packs. The small, round, smooth cherry pits used in the weighted blankets readily conform to the shape of the body, allowing the heat or cold to penetrate hard to reach areas. It is also a soothing massager when the cherry pits are rolled gently against the body, a natural, effective way to relieve headaches, backaches, muscular aches and pains, stiff joints, tension, and much, much more. Cherry pits contain amygdalin, which releases cyanide when metabolized. The amounts are small, so that in general, toxicity is not seen. However, while (some) cherry pits do apparently contain amygdalin at the same concentrations as bitter apricot kernels, the amount you would have to eat is considerably more than two pits. Snake pillows sit around the room. The heavy cherry pit blankets are heated and cool throughout the night – the hot stones are warmed in water outside and are continuously replaced. Snakes enjoy a hot soapstone massage. A picture of health.


Friday, November 10, 2017 at 20:00

Join us and leave your loved ones feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

From the dregs of sound memory. Circular songs. A feeling, an involuntary memory fragment; a smell, a repeated rhythm, a joke, a touch. Sound Healing and Line Dancing. I want to stand like this forever. A song about a ranch hand by a Canadian country singer who unfences the buffaloes. A Flexible musical computing environment based on Norwegian fiddling rhythms. Mobile phone ringtones, sniffles, and clicks to create brooding music with flexible rhythms. Weddell seal sounds. Ronan the sea lion is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat to music. Blanket compression. High-pressure ridge in the Gulf of Alaska which have changed weather patterns in the region and caused anomalously warm conditions along the West Coast. Truly Madly Deeply. Carved and heated soapstone. Screen hard edge shapes of heat. Ceramic vessels and tea. Fresh air is a great nature sensation.


November 11–12 and November 16–19, 2017 at 14:00-18:00.

Come relax with us and try the cherry pit blankets. Tea is brewed.



Heavy Blankets is Elise Macmillan (CAN/US & MA student at the Academy of Fine Art Oslo) and Ray Hegelbach (CH)
Music: Sjur Nyvold (Rauland, Norway) Voice, Hardingfele, Organ
Emacs (Oslo, Norway) Hardingfele, Electronics, Voice
Magnus Øydvin (Aurland, Norway) Hardingfele
Ceramics: Nathalie Fuica Sanchez (Oslo, Norway)

Thank you: Arts Council Norway
Thank you: Kanton Thurgau