My pops and I were talking on the phone this morning about avant-garde art and music, and he brought up John Cage. I don't know much about the man so I decided to do some research and what I found was very inspiring! Born in 1912, Cage was one...
All humans experience resistance and fear — and what is more confusing and disturbing than feeling fearful of our greatest powers and talents? Many artists understand this experience, including myself. Although I honor my gift of musicianship, I often feel paralyzed into inaction by the fear of seeing my dreams manifest...
Last year I took part in an Ayahuasca healing ceremony. Ayahuasca is a sacred entheogen used by the indigenous people of the Amazon basin. This plant sacrament induces visual and auditory stimulation for the purpose of inner spiritual revelation and physical cleansing. The shamans who oversee the Ayahuasca ceremony...
In September, I published an article discussing John Coltrane's illustration of the perfect geometry described by connecting significant harmonic intervals within a scale. Recently, I came across a journal of mine from 2015, and quite a pleasing synchronicity was revealed: as I swept through the pages, I halted at the...
“But I'm a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph / Make music that's fire, spit my soul through the wire” - Kanye West “Through The Wire” One of my favorite musicians of all time is the legendary French/Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Not only was he an important influence on guitar...
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  Cymatics the study of sound wave phenomena. The word is derived from the Greek "kymatica", meaning matterns pertaining to waves. Pioneered by Swiss medical doctor and natural scientist Hans Jenny (1904-1972), cymatics demonstrates the visual display of sound as symmetries found throughout the natural world. In Jenny's experiments, a...
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Our life is a manifestation of where our energy flows. Every thought, emotion, word, and action which we allow to be realized through our being is a practice of who we are becoming. The power is within ourselves to alter the course of our lives through channeling our goals...
Music can most simply be defined as the movement of pitch over time. Sound is organized as melody and rhythm; the mood and message of the expression can be further focused and enhanced by the sound’s qualities of dynamics and texture. Therefore, music is not only defined by the...