Heartbeat of a Planet


Philip Shipley & Erin Baker

Heartbeat of a Planet (HOAP) is a three-phase project, beginning with a documentary film about music and its higher aspects. Through performances and interviews with music-makers from every genre and all walks of life, HOAP explores music as a universal language and a unifying force. HOAP also takes a look at music’s profound effect on our emotions and its role in religion across the world. Finally, Heartbeat of a Planet examines music’s healing power, as is evidenced in the work of “The Rhythmic Arts Project”.

The second phase is the annual, cross genre HOAP Music Festival, which will be held in a different country each year. The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural tolerance through music, as well as to leave behind a music therapy center in each country the HOAP Festival is held in.

Future, on-going phases of HOAP will be to continue to grow and expand, continually reaching more people and helping more individuals and communities through music.

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