So here I am at last!
Updated: Apr 29
We all find ourselves in a totally unprecedented situation, locked down, isolated and feeling increasingly frustrated. I know many people have used the time to develop new skills or practice old ones. I guess how we survive the lockdown is going to define us in an uncertain future.
As many of you know, I suffer with Bi-Polar affective disorder and my mental health was in serious danger of overwhelming me. I decided quite early on that the best way for me to survive was to keep writing music. With a total absence of available performers, I chose to write an electronic score. The music was improvisatory in nature so was written in a fairly short period of time, about 4 weeks. With influences as diverse as opera and Gypsy style music, it is a complete divergence from my "normal" style of composing. It did, however, contribute to my good mental health and produced something I am proud to release.
The album falls into 7 movements played continuously so, there is just 1 track. This was for me, a journey in every respect. With a running time of 46 minutes, it seemed to me that the epithet "ALBUM" could be honestly applied and so, Journey through the Mind's Eye was born. Dedicated to my dear friends, Michael and Cindy Gray, this is a journey through the ancient elemental regions of the Universe:
1. Parting the Veil
2. Heralds of the Dawn
3. Gaia's Dream EARTH
4. The Abandoned Pagoda WATER
5. Moorland Winds AIR
6. Campfire Dance FIRE
7. The Golden Light SPIRIT
I chose to convert the music into the tuning system A = 432Hz rather than A = 440Hz. This tuning system is based on sound mathematical principles and really does, I think, make a difference to the perceived effect of the music. I have another 5 albums planned using the same tuning system.
I decided early on that I would not release this album for a fixed price but instead would encourage a small donation if you enjoy the music. My reason for doing this is to give anyone a chance to hear the album and perhaps benefit from it. So please feel free to download it and if you like it, please consider a small donation so I can keep writing and smiling. If you can't donate, that's fine too. I understand that these unprecedented times are difficult for everyone.
So, here I am at last! Reiki Master Teacher, NLP Practitioner, Composer and 432 Wizard. I look forward to engaging with you and will update the site frequently. There are a lot of exciting things happening right now and I look forward to sharing with you. There's so much negativity around at the moment, so let's talk music, 432hz and I might throw in some autobiographical detail, sharing some of my anecdotes with you (lucky you :-) )
Take care and stay safe! STAY AT HOME!