Ali Calderwood

Ali works with the power of sound combined with ancient principles to expand awareness through healing and transformation. His work with the healing arts and music are focused upon the teaching and application of original living principles, still lived and practised within certain indigenous cultures today who have retained an untainted connection with the Sacred.

Ali was drawn to explore sound at an early age, and over the years, has developed his own unique style of award winning music that has gained international acclaim. The beauty and depth of his compositions immerse the listener in a world beyond time and space.

"Ali's music has an emotional eloquence which is both deeply touching and inspiring".

His musical work has been widely used to facilitate healing and the expansion of consciousness, and is frequently licensed for use in film and spoken word releases. Under the name of 'Anima', Ali has now released 13 albums, and Anima are one of the first artists in the New-Age/Healing genre of music to record in DSD. (A high resolution recording process that preserves the original, rich quality of the music) Recent notable commissions include two SA-CD's, released in Japan.

Ali's music is deeply inspired by the spiritual resonances and vibrations that are cultivated through living alignments with the deeper movements of life. His path has been one of continual refinement, focusing on the original and ancient ways of living, prioritising harmonious relationship with both the spiritual and physical realms around us. He spent many years alone in nature, often in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, vision questing to deepen the connection with the ancient ancestors who lived in right relationship with all of life, and knew the harmony of Creation.

Over the years Ali has travelled extensively, spending long periods living in different parts of the world with certain elders and indigenous peoples, who's ways of life and spiritual closeness to our Mother Earth were still very much connected. His journeys took him to Asia, India and South America, where during this time he received further training and initiations in indigenous healing traditions.

He has now found home in a remote location in the Scottish Highlands, off-grid, surrounded by forest and water, with access only by boat. He lives there with his partner, Jemma and their two little girls, Ariya and Aiyana. The Anima studio is also based there, powered by the renewable energy resources of water and sunlight.