Performed for my Master's recital in 2012, this work was created by connecting to a concept that I resonate with very deeply, and being like a 'conduit' for the music to flow through without any restrictions (apart from the movement titles as general guidelines):
I. Eyes Open - Birth and childhood - @ 0:15
II. Coming of Age - Teens and twenties - @ 2:33
III. Lost and Found - The middle years - @ 7:33
IV. Solidarity - Later adulthood - @ 10:33
V. Peace - Recapitulation - @ 15:22
► The idea I connected to while performing this basically centers around the journey that we all make here in our lives -- the discoveries, challenges, lessons... and ultimately, how our view of [LOVE] evolves and changes throughout these experiences. From the priceless romantic infatuation that we feel as kids and young adults, to the deeper and more meaningful connections that we find as we mature (regardless of age)... and finally, to the subtle inner peace that we realize within ourselves as we reach beyond the limitations of ego... to see just how connected we all truly are.
There are three recurring melodic motives developed throughout the work -- that of "birth", "love" and "progress."
[ Dedicated to S.A.C. ]
♫♫ The aim of this work (and all my work) is ultimately to remind others of this inherent ability that we all have -- to create anything that we feel passionate about... if we simply allow it to come through. I hope I can reflect this idea so that more and more people can become aware of THEIR own unique ways of expression, and how incredible they all are. Because in this day and age, every time a person creates from their highest joy (whatever medium that may be), they become a light for countless others to do the same -- and in this rapidly expanding resonance, each one helps to lift our ENTIRE collective consciousness towards a greater recognition and awakening.
Enjoy . . . Thanks for listening!
*all visual credit goes to the respective artists!