These recordings were made at home during the first few months of the pandemic. I only gave myself three rules/guidelines when creating these pieces;
1. they had to be strictly improvised. nothing was written or rehearsed beforehand, everything was recorded as it was being played for the first time.
2. i wasn’t allowed to go back and change or edit any of the improvised performances.
3. every part of the process, from recording to mixing to listening, had to be calming.
The music and videos are as undemanding as the listener/viewer wants them to be. I presumptuously hope that if someone pays attention to the music/videos they’ll get something out of them, and I also hope that if someone just has the music/video playing quietly in the background that it will help create a feeling of calm and peace.
On December 30th I had an amazing conversation with Dr Connie Tomaino from the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and Dr Daniel Levitin about music as an actual, evidence-based, healing modality on Twitch. If you missed it, here’s the full broadcast, thanks!