Panel – Pushing the Boundaries of Sound & Consciousness

Spiritual Technologies 2.0 panel on Pushing the Boundaries of Sound & Consciousness, with Alexandre Tannous, Dr. John Beaulieu, Dorinne David, and Dr. Gubert Finsterle.


Alexandre Tannous

Alexandre Tannous is a musician, educator, composer, and ethnomusicologist. He holds four degrees in music theory, composition, music education and ethnomusicology. He has taught at Columbia University and is a frequent guest-lecturer at universities, institutions, and museums. As an ethnomusicologist, he has conducted fieldwork for 17 years in over 40 countries around the world.

For the past twelve years he has been researching the therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from three different perspectives – Western scientific, Eastern philosophical, and shamanic societal beliefs – to gain a deeper understanding of how, and to what extent, sound has been used to affect human consciousness. This search has led him to the intersection where art, science and spirituality meet: the wonders of sound! His ethnomusicological approach entails a social scientific study of sound use in several traditional contexts—religious, spiritual, holistic, and cultural—for various purposes and occasions in entertainment, worship, meditation, and rituals of healing and trance. Consequently, his approach in researching, understanding, experiencing, transmitting, and working with sound has always been based on multidisciplinarity.

Dr. John Beaulieu

John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies.

A world-renowned speaker, composer, pianist, and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beaulieu has pioneered a technique called BioSonic Repatterning™, a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature.

As the founder of BioSonic Enterprises, he has developed and distributed over 50 different sound healing-related products including tuning forks, instructional videos, audio programs, CDs and books. Dr. Beaulieu is the groundbreaking author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts and the composer/producer of Calendula: A Suite for Pythagorean Tuning Forks, a CD designed to physically align your body and create a deep relaxed state of awareness.

He lectures and performs worldwide and conducts training seminars for practitioners in the healing arts.

Dorrine Davis

Dorinne Davis, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, RCTC, BARA, is the President/Founder of The Davis Center.  She is semi-retired, has an office in East Syracuse, NY, and helps clients in NJ every 3 months. Davis is the author of 6 books: Say It With Sound: Hum, Harmonize and Heal (her newest book sharing the technique of Ototoning), The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link (introducing a new subtle energy system and Ototoning), Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy® (hailed as the primer for all sound therapies), Every Day A Miracle: Success Stories with Sound Therapy® (16 heartwarming stories of sound therapy successes), Otitis Media: Coping With The Effects In The Classroom (a teacher’s compendium of classroom activities and responses)and A Parent’s Guide to Middle Ear Infections (an informational book for parents).

Davis has demonstrated the scientific principles behind the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection in The Davis Addendum® to The Tomatis Effect and established The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy® from which her Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) provides the correct administration of any sound-based therapy. (More about Dorinne Davis below.)

Dr. Gubert Finsterle

Dr. Gubert Finsterle is a philosopher, EAP psychologist, and leading-edge researcher in the field of psychoacoustics. His current work is focused on studying the effects of sound on neuronal communication to affect changes in a variety of brain processes.

As the owner of AVS Research, Dr. Finsterle has researched, developed, and patented the Psycho-Acoustic Transitional technique, which expands the brain’s capacity to communicate between disparate regions. PAT, using four speakers controlled by software (his unique AVS Virtual Audio Standard®), has shown marked increases in cortical communication and a functional reorganization of the brain’s default mode network.

Dr. Finsterle’s published research has demonstrated the technology’s benefits in treatment of psychological and behavioral disorders, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, psychosomatic disorders, and insomnia. PAT and AVS have also shown marked ability to improve well-being in those suffering from tinnitus, migraines, dementia, schizophrenia, and autism.

Beyond the treatment of these conditions, Dr. Finsterle’s work shows quality of life improvements affecting mental and physical performance, and is an excellent path for musicians, artists, and athletes to easily access states of “flow” and peak performance.

For his discoveries and achievements in the field of health, Dr. Finsterle was selected by the Italian government to represent Italian excellence at the 2010 Shanghai Universal Innovators Expo.

In 2013, Dr. Finsterle filed a new patent application regarding a medical device that induces similar and stronger neuromodulating effects than the AVS system – only via two audio channels (headphones). This device and the particular sound complex created were both filed as medical devices at the Italian Ministry of Health in 2015, in particular for the treatment of tinnitus and related anxiety and depression.