MIRA OMERZEL – MIRIT, Ph.D., is a scientist with a doctorate in musicology and a degree in ethnology/anthropology (ethnomusicologist). She is the instigator of a new global scientific discipline – ETHNO-ARCHAEO-MEDICAL VIBRATIONAL MUSICOLOGY. She is not only an active musician, a member and the artistic leader of the TRUTAMORA SLOVENICA / VEDUN Ensemble, but also a sound-energy therapist and writer.
Her scientific and artistic (musical) creative output comprises more than 20 LPs and CDs, and 12 wide-ranging books. Together with the Ensemble, she has staged over 1,000 concerts in Slovenia and abroad. She has written numerous papers and articles about the importance of sound, about the essence of music and life energy. She has held hundreds of lectures and workshops, has participated in numerous radio and television programmes, and has given countless interviews. In her work, she connects SCIENCE, ART, TRADITION, AND THE WORLD’S SPIRITUAL WISDOM.
Mirit brings together scientific work FROM THE ARCHIVES AND THE FIELD which she then combines with HER OWN EXPERIENCE. She connects THEORY AND PRACTICE, ART AND THE FOLK TRADITION. Without all of that, the subtle levels of ancient music could not have been revealed to her, and there would have been no lectures and concerts featuring ancient, forgotten musical traditions of the world. Mirit’s doctoral dissertation focused on the historical development of pre-classical folk musical instruments on the Slovene ethnic territory (and in the world) from prehistory onwards. Her research work is the foundation of both her music making and her re-creation of music.
Her trailblazing deep diving into the dimensions and powers of sound, as well as her interdisciplinary scientific work during the post-war era, led her to a broader awareness of the timeless messages of the past, to a broader awareness of our ancestors’ spiritual and life pulse. This timeless pulse can be found within words, sound plays, and spiritual essences which continue to teach and inspire us. The messages of our ancestors are still highly important for contemporary people. A knowledge of the messages of the past shortens our path, while seeking life and spiritual values, while seeking that which is important, vital, and indispensable, etc.