Composer David Michael Tardy, an honors graduate and an 8 year instructor at the world renowned audio school, The Institute of Audio Research, is part Lakota Native American and has been composing original music for approximately 37 years. He is defined by music industry professionals as “prolific” and “clairaudient”. His music career ranges from composing music for National Television Spots, which include: Ferrari, WWE, 60 Minutes, BBC, SAS Australia, The Amazing Race Australia, Lego Masters, Married at First Sight, Bachelor in Paradise and Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, just to name a few. David also composes original music for Licensing Companies worldwide, such as Gothic Storm Music, Warner Chappell Production Music, SBRMX, Tonal Chaos Music & Sound Design, Audio Attack and Atom Music Audio. David's recent movie trailer placements include 20th Century Studio's "PREY", Warner Bros. Pictures' "MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, "WOMEN OF THE WHITE BUFFALO", Directed by Deborah Anderson, daughter of Jon Anderson (YES) and Netflix's "SNABBA CASH".
While residing in Santa Fe New Mexico, David also offered Sound Healing Journeys with Rick "Thunder" Bastine & John "Walkingstar" Martinez with their group, Sees the Day Sound Healing, a group that offered Sound Healing Journeys incorporating visuals, vocals, music & traditional sound healing instruments, for approximately 8 years.
“What this brotherhood of talented conscious men create with their healing music, is extraordinary.”
- Luisa Kulker
While currently still composing music for Global Licensing Companies, David, now also a Usui Reiki Master, is collaborating with his partner Blue Bird Woman (Jackie Schilberg) to offer Sound & Visual Journey Healings in the Virginia Beach area, as well as globally as Dream Joy Sound & Wellness.
"The best sound ceremony I’ve ever attended. I really felt completely immersed in the vibration. They truly have a gift of creating a space for deep healing and exploration. I’m grateful for you both."
- ALLEN MUSCH (Owner | Massage Therapist | INNER ELEMENT MASSAGE)
"The music I compose for personal reasons, is the Soundtrack of My Life. I do not read or write music. It is already finished in my head, since I was very young. Sometimes five or six pieces at a time. No piano lessons, just violin in the 3rd Grade and even playing the violin then, I was playing by ear and what I heard and could not read the notes.
When I was a very young boy, I used to walk around the house with a portable record player, listening to the sounds of whales for hours. I felt like I could understand them. The Wisdom Keepers. Music and Sound is a Universal Language to me. It allows expression, communication and connection, without having to say a single word.
It is the same with the Native American Flute. What comes out is the breath of intention(s). An extension of self.
Whatever "Gifts" people say that I possess, do not belong to me. They can be taken away, as they have been given. I am just a vessel, hollow bone, a messenger. All I can do is step aside and move out of the way.
Thank you all out there for taking the time to listen, for your unwavering support and for your kindness.
Gratitude, Love and Light to All. Love one another unconditionally. We are all one. All things connected. As one."
Emáčiyapi waŋyáŋkA kiŋ aŋpétu / SEES THE DAY
haŋké Lakȟóta. Čhaŋtóčhignake. kilákȟota
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin... All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer...
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.
Four Directions Prayer
Creator, it is I. Thank you for today’s sunrise, for the breath and life within me, and for all of your creations. Creator, hear my prayer, and honor my prayer.
As the day begins with the rising sun, I ask, Spirit keeper of the East, Brother Eagle, Be with me. Fly high as you carry my prayers to the Creator. May I have eyes as sharp as yours, so I am able to see truth and hope on the path I have chosen. Guide my step and give me courage to walk the circle of my life with honesty and dignity.
Spirit keeper of the South, Wolf, Be with me. Help me to remember to love and feel compassion for all mankind. Help me to walk my path with joy and love for myself, for others, for the four legged, the winged ones, the plants and all creation upon Mother Earth. Show me it is right for me to make decisions with my heart, even if at times, my heart becomes hurt. Help me to grow and nurture my self worth in all ways.
Spirit Keeper of the West, Brown Bear, Be with me. Bring healing to the people I love and to myself. Bring into balance the physical, mental and spiritual, so I am able to know my place on this earth, in life and in death. Heal my body, heal my mind and bring light, joy and awareness to my spirit.
Spirit Keeper of the North, White Buffalo, Be with me. As each day passes, help me to surrender, with grace, the things of my youth. Help me to listen to the quiet, and find serenity and comfort in the silences as they become longer. Give me wisdom so I am able to make wise choices in all things which are put in front of me, And when time for my change of worlds has come, Let me go peacefully, without regrets, for the things I neglected to do as I walked along my path.
Mother Earth, Thank you for your beauty, And for all you have given me. Remind me never to take from you more then I need, and remind me to always give back more than I take.
Earth Teach Me to Remember
by John Yellow Lark
Earth teach me stillness ... as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering ... as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ... as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ... as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage ... as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ... as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ... as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation ... as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration ... as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ... as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ... as dry fields weep in the rain.