IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere) – aka Naarm/Melbourne-based classically trained, multi instrumentalist, producer and sound healer, Phoebe Dubar. She combines field recordings from across her beloved Australian landscape with lush strings, swirling synths and vocals with ambient drone and binaural beats to create a unique sound which sits somewhere between the yoga studio and the after party. Her music has been added to playlists across the globe including official Spotify editorial playlists, featured in major publications such as The Wire, Dazed and countless tastemaking blogs, and has been heard on BBC-6, RTE Radio-1, triple j, double j, KEXP Seattle, Triple R and PBS-FM. She has released music on Past Inside the Present (Indianapolis), Hush Hush Records (Seattle), Lo Recordings (London), Ambientologist (Amsterdam), Stereoscenic (Cleveland, Ohio) and Polar Seas (Toronto).
“Her sound palette lies at the delicate intersection of the natural world in fissure with atmospheric electronics and instruments. Much like Philip Glass or Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dubar’s way with a subtle shift into an irregular rhythm, a harmonic modulation or change in articulation, tricks the listener into a trance. IKSRE is seriously slept on - it's time to wake up.” (The Wire Magazine)
“Somewhere between sound healing and environmental music, Nurture is a techno-naturalistic exploration of the relationships between people, places and times” (Dazed Magazine)
“Her signature recipe examines the dynamics of the human mind, soul and body through the deft use of verdant strings, undulating synths, and vocals, blended with ambient droning and binaural beats. In some instances it evokes the transcendence of a sound bath and in others a delightful comedown from a long and fun night out.” (Vehlinggo)
“...a blissfully soothing entry into the world of healing by sound, flawlessly arranged and recorded.” (Igloo Mag)
"Through immersive, calming soundscapes, she transmits prismatic visions into the world, creating welcoming spaces for dreaming... It’s all a beautiful place to get lost." (Foxy Digitalis)
Phoebe is a certified sound healer, with a diploma from the Sound Healing Academy (Cornwall, UK) and registered with the IICT, and she facilitates group and private Sound Baths using a combination of ancient and modern instruments - Alchemy crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, rainstick, handpan drum, Monolina (harp), gongs and voice. Participants enter a deep state of relaxation through this meditative experience. Melbourne/VIC studio dates listed on my linktree, or reach out for private session enquiries.
IKSRE's entire catalogue: Unfurl, Intermission, Transmission, III + Awake Within the Dream: Sound Meditations vol.1, Northwest & Southeast (IKSRE + Party Store), Nurture (Marine Eyes + IKSRE), An Open Book (Shelf Nunny + IKSRE) and Seasons Shifting (IKSRE + anthène) is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Bandcamp.
IKSRE's unique brand of ambient, neo-classical pop, performed live with looped vocals, viola, synth and field recordings. Either as a stand alone set at a venue or festival, or backing a yoga or movement class.
YOGA with LIVE SOULFUL SOUNDS in Halls Gap, Saturday, 24 February, 2.30pm
Phoebe regularly runs her 1 day "Sound Healing Basics" workshop in Melbourne. Participants learn basic tips and techniques for playing Himalayan and Crystal singing bowls and voice. No experience necessary. All instruments provided.
Saturday 17 February 2024 at Grass Roots Yoga, St Kilda
A segment focussing on the healing power of sound and vibration, and how it can help a multitude of different ailments - physical, mental, emotional. Filmed for "The House of Wellness" (Channel 7) with Luke Hines, Phoebe performs a private sound healing session and answers questions about how this ancient modality is helping with our modern health issues.
In addition to Phoebe's regular uploads to Instagram, and her ever-expanding catalogue on YouTube (links at the bottom of the page), you can also find her online at Endota Retreat.