In an age short on memory, shallow of breath, and endlessly distracted, the arts of the spirit are running dry. Locked down, under siege from the madness of greed, and adrift from our ancient moorings, we need to be reminded of the best of ourselves.
Here is a modest response: some music which reaches back into our collective global heritage, and gathering a little ancient wisdom, brings perennial words to life.
This is my new offering: “Six Or Seven Spiritual Songs”: choral harmony, chants, chamber arrangements, colourful instrumentation, and nature soundscapes with ancient echoes and a contemporary aesthetic.
Originally written for us to sing together, these songs do not belong to any one tradition. They are at once universal as well as quite ordinary in scope, exploring relatedness, mystery, inclusiveness, and shared journey of the soul.
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Read more about the background to the texts and music.
Watch on Youtube: here’s “A Calm Awakening”
And “Down Down Down”: