David Tam demonstrates the haunting melodies of the Native American Flute after-hours in the outdoor pavilion at the Marriot Pyramid North in Albuquerque. Tam’s proficiency with the flute came naturally after practicing with the device for less than an hour, according to the musician, spiritualist, healer, and natural philosopher.

According to Tam, he came across the flute after an evening of deep meditation some time ago: he was at a spiritual center, and when he left to walk home was in a heightened state of awareness from his meditation. Rounding a corner on his walk home, he walked by a street-vendor.