“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…” (Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth)
I believe that art is the discipline of being; that sound can change the state of anything; that an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems – and I think all humans are magnificent, complex, awesome and powerful.
I think we need a way to deal with ourselves, so that we can deal with each other….and that when we have that, it leads us to a different way of conducting ourselves – a way of empathy, compassion, awareness, consideration, communication – a mutual respect of shared experience.
The weight of consciousness is unbearably heavy and we need focusing agents that help us process experiences – a way to make sense of it all – a way to get it to move through our bodies. Transcendent happiness, and deep tragedy, and everything in between, we need some kind of a ritual to catch up with ourselves in the present moment, to be able to move forward in a state of personal alignment.
That’s where the music comes in – everything I do is about that ritual of release.
…of course, that sounds a lot of different ways….and arrives in a variety of different formats…
I believe in the power of sound to clear the body and cleanse the soul.
Thank you for being here awesome human – let’s make some noise!
Crystal Beth photo by Chris Davis