I’m sharing something I’ve never shared with the public in hopes that you might find it comforting in these times of so much unknown and anxiety. Two years ago, I was going through a very challenging time in my own life with a degree of uncertainty as great as many of us are feeling now in the time of the pandemic. I had recently starting playing more solo piano again after being away from it for quite awhile and found it soothing. During that time, a friend mentioned the concept of forest bathing, a Japanese practice of nature therapy also known as shinrin-yoku, which means bathing in the forest atmosphere or taking in the forest through our senses.
This is an older musical piece that I started reworking recently which I wrote the music to and features “vocals” (audio samples) from the philosopher Alan Watts, who is known for helping to bring/popularize eastern philosophy/concepts to the West after moving to the US in 1938.
Recently, I’ve posted a few piano cuts that were much lighter/calming in tone. Today’s piece, Event Horizon, is bit darker and electronic, clearly a reflection of what I am (and all of us are) dealing with right now…