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An Elegy For The Fallen Souls In Ukraine

An Elegy For The Fallen Souls In Ukraine

To understand the world in the 21st century, we need to go back in time. Specifically, to the 1940’s. It was during and after the 2nd World War when artists and musicians brought necessary change in how we construct music, language, literature and other forms of art....

Mindfulness Through The Lens Of Sound

Mindfulness Through The Lens Of Sound

What is mindfulness and how can one achieve such an elusive state of mind? Looking at this process through the lens of sound, brings more questions to the fore, together with a range of answers. These answers can be found in how we listen and how we pay attention to...

Musicianship: The Rain Is Different

Musicianship: The Rain Is Different

The rain is different in Singleton, NSW, Australia. The argument starts with such a simple yet ferocious force of nature because of the subtle differences one can hear when you are really listening. Listening to the rain in Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia at one of the...

Listening: A Fresh Perspective

Listening: A Fresh Perspective

As creatives we are taught to practice our instruments the way it has been instructed for decades. Practice, practice and more practice. It is even said that we need to have been practicing at least 10,000 hours to be proficient in playing our instruments. It does not...

Language & Sound

Language & Sound

There is power in the written word - Abraham Lewis Each Sound Carries Meaning - Sean Botha (PhD)   Brené Brown says, “words matter” (08 February 2022) and I love it. The main reason is because we assign meaning to the words and language we use, no matter where we...

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