About the Concerts

Hear the cave. Experience the space. Go back in time.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out

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Cave Music is a show without showmanship.
A relaxed, informal gathering, not a Carnegie-Hall-in-a-Cave.
So bring a spirit of adventure and cast off the burden of expectations.

Cave Music doesn't try to impress. We deal in simpler forms of magic here.
A Cave Music show is a chance for you to relax and be yourself.

Every show is unique.
After all, Dave's an Improvisator!---Honoring and playing with traditions creatively.
Imagine a flexible structure...that's the essence of Cave Music.
Venue, theme, weather, (and, also, we the people) all influence the mood of a show.

Music inspired by location.
Some caves echo, some are hushed; some are vast, some intimate.
Other settings--strikingly beautiful--are not caves at all.

Please note that, in order for adults to enjoy the acoustics,
these concerts are not for children under the age of ten.

Also note that while wine may be offered,
Cave Music public concerts are generally not dining events...
...though David Auerbach's private engagements often are.


Photo courtesy of Jana Russon

The Improvisator plays the cave.
Hear the silence... Feel the rhythm... Relax the body... Awaken the spirit!
Cave Music is a sound spa for the mind.

Ancient instruments in awesome acoustics.
One artist-in-resonance--one hundred instruments--strings, winds, percussion.
Dulcimers, Harps, Psalteries, Panpipes, Flutes, Concertinas, Bells, Drums, Mallets.
Beautifully crafted---wondrous strange!

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Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out

   
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Carols In The Caves

Dave's original Cave Music show.
It began more than twenty years ago as a single concert.
A simple sharing of the solstice spirit and old music of Christmas and Yuletide.
When people asked for more, the annual series evolved. It has retained an innocent quality.

Exclusively old carols!
A tapestry of seasonal lore, simplicity and sharing.
Songs well-loved and little-known... woven with graceful improvisations.
And, of course, interspersed with reverent, jolly, mighty voices of the audience as angel choir.

Ahoy, Scrooge!
You're about to embark upon a holiday voyage into realms of the unexpected.
Beware! Here there be Spirits.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out


Photo courtesy of Windsor Green

Cave Of The Spirits

Ghosts and fairies, gods and goddesses, dreams and heroes!
Music charmed with talismans and tales, evoking the spirits of times and seasons.
A many-oared open-boat voyage in seas of myth and folklore... sounding the oceans of our human heritage.

Musical explorations of magical realms.
The Spectral Cave... ghosts, banshees, the supernatural.
The Faerie Cave... hidden treasures, nature sprites, the Little People.
The Mythic Cave... heroes, gods, our origins.
Twelfth Night/Epiphany... This be the merry, sacred way to end an ancient holiday!

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out


Photo courtesy of Windsor Green

Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells

Cave of the Drums! Cave of the Bells! The name says it all.
Overtones of resonant bells blending in silent stillness.
Thunderings of primitive drums rolling deeply down cave tunnels.
Marking solstice, equinox, New Year, other special days.

Soothing and energizing to mind and body.
Interspersed with contrasts of varied tones:
Exotic water instruments, thumb pianos, gongs, rare strings and flutes.
Pure, enveloping sound: an immersion in reverberations within the earth's womb.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out


Photo courtesy of Windsor Green

Drums Of Earth - Drums Of Peace - Temple Of Drums

Concerts designed for the special sound of churches, temples, cathedrals.
Rhythmic meditations on ancient drums... big and gentle sounds, both peaceful and powerful.
Plus other varied instrumental timbres, perfectly suited to sanctified spaces.
Contemplating peace and our place in the mysteries of nature.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out


Photo courtesy of Windsor Green

The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show

If you want to have fun, bring your own drum!
The participatory show for people passionate about percussion.
Taking the drum journey to new realms, blending personal expression and community rhythm.
Drums of all kinds and drummers at all levels welcome.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out


Photo courtesy of John Bracchi

Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out

Hypnotic music for dreaming in the dark.
Rising and falling, rhymically pulsing, restfully calm.
Whispers of strings, wandering flutes, cascading percussive waves.
Forget the world. Remember yourself.

At all Cave Music concerts, the mood is informal, the presentation natural.

Applause is unnecessary. Relax!
Enjoy the atmosphere as music lingers in air and mind.
Taste creativity, nourish the roots, rejuvenate the spirit.

Carols In The Caves   Cave Of The Spirits   Cave Of The Drums & Cave Of The Bells   Drums Of Earth, Drums Of Peace & Temple Of Drums   The Improvisator's Bring Your Own Drum Show   Night Voyage: Listening With The Lights Out

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