“To change and to change for the better are two different things.” ~ German proverb
I know that what is
happening right now
is what is happening
instead of [...]
I’m grateful for friends who share deeply with me. This brief reflection was inspired by the struggle of a dear friend and my attempts to reflect on how aspects of his experience might be shared by many…including me.
No matter how much I prepare, mapping out my project, getting inspired, setting up the tools and resources I’ll need, following my creation, scheduling time, doing what works for me, and so on, surprises seem to come up along the way. You probably have plenty to teach me when it comes to rolling with [...]
Thanks for making it this far with my countdown. If you haven’t read parts one, two, or three, please check them out first and then come back here to continue the journey together. Your comments are welcome, as always.
How do you connect with something to inspire yourself? Some people seem to constantly be searching for it. Others seem to always have it inside themselves, ready at a moment’s notice.
Creativity requires inspiration. You may [...]
After the Light Beings appeared at Columcille for Samhain, I said that I would be publishing a video with a new, original score. Like so many creative projects, I procrastinated, delaying the publishing of this beautiful event. Everything in my life became more important than [...]
Creates a drumbeat
on the earth,
a pulse on our heads…
I’m very curious about creativity and inspiration: Where does creativity come from? How different is it for each person? What makes human beings creative? What is the creative process for each artist and why does it seem to be so different for individual creative people? Can science verify anything about creativity and what inspires us [...]
Music can express all sorts of feelings. Improvised music can have a particular niche when it comes to these sorts of expressions. It has the vantage point of coming directly from the moment that the emotions occur or as an embodied response to that moment. Improv by it’s very nature is about the present moment [...]
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.