“What’s a sound bath?”
When we got an invite to one of Lord Jones’s rooftop sound bath events at Neuehouse in LA, that was the first question we had to answer. We learned that the basic concept runs along the lines of sonically-enhanced meditation—one famous iteration of such an event proclaims, “It’s kindergarten naptime for grown ups in a sound sphere.” Participants lie down upon mats on the floor, relax their bodies and minds, and allow themselves to be carried away by the sound waves radiating around them. Some participants even say it can be a spiritual experience. What better event to pair with cannabis?
Cindy Capobianco, co-founder of California-based edibles company Lord Jones, spotted that fact and conceptualized Lord Jones’s signature sound baths, which are heightened by the addition of the company’s cannabis gummies.
Charles Gibson captured the company’s most recent sunset event, led by sound healer Torkom Ji, on video for Leafly. See the spectacle for yourself in the video below!
Curious about how the event came together, we got a chance to chat with Capobianco about these one-of-a-kind events. Here’s what she had to say.
Leafly: Where did you guys come across or come up with the concept for a sound bath?
Cindy Capobianco: We experienced our first sound bath nearly 20 years ago at the legendary Integratron in Landers, California outside of Joshua Tree.
What has the response been like to your first couple of sound bath events, and will you be doing more?
Bonkers. Using cannabis in public, out of the shadows, in a group setting with great people, enveloped in healing sound? People love it.
We recently collaborated with the Icelandic rock band, Sigur Rós. To celebrate the launch of the Sigur Rós x Lord Jones Wild Sigurberry medicated gumdrop collection, the band performed live at one of our sound bath events. We plan to continue to evolve and challenge the idea of how cannabis and music can come together though sound baths and other live events.
Why does a sound bath pair perfectly with cannabis?
Everyone who has gotten high at a concert knows that mixing cannabis and music elevates the experience and shifts your sensory perception to a new level. We are always trying to create transcendent experiences for our guests that push the boundaries of experience while at the same time break new ground culturally and inject cannabis into mainstream consciousness.