Carmen Warrington – short biography
Carmen Warrington is a peace communicator, whose speciality is the calming effect of soundwork. She was born in England and moved to Australia in the late sixties, where she became an actress after graduating from NIDA in 1982. Around this time she took up a meditation lifestyle, which continues to enrich her life and work.
She commenced work with her life-long collaborator David Jones in a variety of musical contexts, bringing her subtle, dynamic and enchanting songs and poetry to audiences in Australia, India and Japan. They continue to produce “Sounds of Peace” concerts and as well as their duo “Fire and Ether” concert.
In 2007 she and David released The Hour of Nectar – a CD of the sublimely calming music of Tibetan and Japanese singing bowls. Carmen presents Soundbaths to individuals and groups – utilising her collection of singing bowls, including the exquisite Alchemy Crystal bowls, gongs, chimes and bells, as well as her singing voice. A soundbath is a deeply relaxing and immersive experience.
In the mid eighties, it became clear that she had what many describe as “the voice of peace”. She recorded a dozen guided meditation CDs which have helped thousands of people around the world reconnect with their inner peace and power.
In 2002, she turned her talents to writing, and is the best-selling author of two inspirational books, Today I will… and Today I Am (published Hachette-Australia), redesigned and released in 2016 and 2017.
In 2010, the ABC commissioned Carmen and David to create a series of guided meditation CDs, and they have released 8 CDs in their “Meditations for Life” series. (The titles are Peaceful, Take 5, Rest Well Sleep Well, Today I will, Relax, Worry-free, Healing and The Magical Forest). In addition to writing, and speaking the meditations, Carmen also recorded, produced and sound-mixed the series in her home studio. To describe Carmen’s artistry, David created the phrase “Soul Whisperer”, paying tribute to the effect of her voice and the wisdom with which she selects just the right words for each event.
Stephanie Dowrick invited Carmen to narrate her audio book “Choosing Happiness”.
Carmen also works as a funeral celebrant. Inspired by her conversations with grieving families, she wrote a series of songs about angels, to convey the comfort and compassion which angels represent. She crowdfunded the recording project and gratefully acknowledges the many supporters of the CD, and the gifted musicians who brought her songs to life. The CD titled Angel Songs was released in October 2013.