Life Changes Show, May 10, 2021
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
“Identifying Your Mental-Emotional States and Resources for Life,” with Guest, Psychotherapist, Chopra Center Educator, Vedic Astrologer, Brent BecVar, M.S.; and Musical Guests, Gifted Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer, Bruce BecVar, and Accomplished Keyboardist / Composer / Songwriter and Producer Brian BecVar on The LIFE CHANGES Show #632
Guest: BRENT BECVAR; Musical Guests: BRUCE BECVAR and BRIAN BECVAR
Guest, Brent BecVar
Brent BecVar has worked in direct association with Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Organization for more than 30 years and was one of the first certified instructors of both Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle . In 1993 with Dr. Chopra and Dr. David Simon, Brent established and supervised the Sharp Center for Mind Body Medicine Residential Program in Del Mar, California, which later became the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
With over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, educator, and Vedic astrologer, Brent has studied with respected Vedic Science masters in the U.S. and India. Brent received a master’s degree in education and psychology from the University of Kentucky. He was trained as a certified yoga instructor by Swami Satchidananda and the Integral Yoga Institute in 1970 and has taught and been immersed in Vedic studies for more than 40 years.
Guest, Brian BecVar
Brian BecVar is an accomplished keyboardist/composer/songwriter and producer who has toured, recorded and performed with Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Laura Branigan, Air Supply, Englebert Humperdinck, John Mellencamp, Gino Vannelli, Roberta Flack, Bill Champlin, Jon Anderson (from the group Yes), Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Davy Jones (from the group The Monkeys), Phoebe Snow, Dave Mason, Ben E. King, Bobby Caldwell, Wild Cherry, Kitaro, Cheryl Lynn, Alejandro Lerner, Pedro Aznar and David De Maria. The highlight of Brian’s touring years were the years performing with Celine Dion and with Michael Bolton, with whom he is currently performing as a pianist/keyboardist.
As a composer of Film & TV, Brian has produced and scored music for independent films and major sports channels. His songs have been recorded by John Mellencamp, Roberta Flack, Bobby Caldwell, Cheryl Lynn, Alejandro Lerner and Pedro Aznar. In 1994 Brian released his first solo CD, entitled “Once In A Life,” on the Real Music label, featuring vocals by Pedro Aznar, from Pat Metheny’s group. Since then, Brian has recorded several solo albums of jazz/ classical/world music. He is currently producing several promising young artists for major label distribution.
In 2003, Brian, along with his brother Bruce BecVar, collaborated with mind-body specialist and best-selling author Deepak Chopra to create an extraordinary CD of healing music entitled “The Magic Of Healing.” Composed, recorded and co-produced by Brian and Bruce BecVar along with Deepak Chopra, this CD contains music that uses elements inspired by ancient Vedic traditions and principles of healing. Since its initial release in mid-2003, the CD has been a major success globally and continues to inspire to this day.
In 2008, Brian wrote two Olympic theme songs for the Beijing Olympic games. Out of 80,000 songs submitted, Brian’s songs were selected and honored as two of the top 50 songs. And Brian received special Olympic awards from the Olympic committee for both songs
Brian has recently launched SerenityStream, a video streaming app for mobile phones and smart TVs. SerenityStream is the source for epic films to quiet the mind and calm the soul, an ever expanding library of extraordinary visual landscapes and stunning soundtracks composed, edited and produced by Brian. Multi platform apps for mobile, TV and the Web allow the user to stream tranquil visual & sound environments for meditation, relaxation, stress reduction and inspiration. Brian is also developing an interactive multi-media gaming platform for SerenityStream. And Brian continues to tour with Michael Bolton, as well as writing and producing songs for pop, alternative and world music artists and special events.
Guest, Bruce BecVar
Bruce BecVar is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer. Having produced and recorded 14 CDʼs since 1986 on his label Shining Star Productions, BecVar is considered a veteran in the world of acoustic guitar. His Forever Blue Sky was on the top ten New Age Billboard charts during the 1990’s.
The World Music label Narada featured one of his Nuevo Flamenco pieces on their highly successful flamenco guitar sampler called Gypsy Passion.
BecVar was also featured on the first Windham Hill Guitar Sampler. One of BecVar’s most successful musical projects is his immensely popular three-album series The Magic of Healing Music commissioned by Deepak Chopra. The series, based on ancient Ayurvedic principles, consists of music for Vata, Pitta and Kapha, each intended to balance the particular body “Dosha” for which it was named.
Some of the world class musicians that have appeared on BecVar’s recordings include, Alex Acuna Of Weather Report), younger brother Brian BecVar (Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Kitaro,), Paul McCandless (Windham Hill) and Steve Reid (The Rippingtons).
BecVar also spent many years as a guitar builder. His art and skill in the making and embellishing of instruments, along with growing recognition for his guitar compositions, brought him to Northern California in the early 70’s. He set up shop in Sonoma where he became well- known as a luthier, making one-of-a-kind electric guitars for such world-class rock h’ roll bands as The Who, The Peter Frampton Band, Led Zeppeiin, The Jackson Five, Earth, Wind & Fire and Carlos Santana. One of his guitars, ornate with exotic inlay and carving, now resides in the permanent collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A seeker and healer as well as an artist, BecVar makes music for its effect on people’s lives. Listeners report feeling uplifted, soothed and joyful on hearing his music. “Composing and recording is for me a very spiritual practice,” says BecVar. “it’s an exacting process listening to the creative impulses of Spirit and being diligent about translating what I hear into a finished recording that captures
that original essence in its most undiluted form.”
Floating Home (2016)
Tibetana (Produced for Tsering Lodoe (2013)
Mystic Love (2009)
River of Gold (1999)
Windham Hill Guitar Sampler (1997)
The Magic of Healing Music Series – 3 Disc Set (1995) Time Dreams (1994)
Jiva Mukti (1994)
Rhythms or Life (1992)
Forever Blue Sky (1990)
The Nature of Things (1989)
Take it to Heart (1986)
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.