I have been excited by sound since I was two years old. I still remember the drum that mysteriously disappeared. And the trumpet that I later discovered out of reach on a top shelf in the coal-house! However I was not to be deterred - so from the age of fourteen began recording many things. This page makes an attempt to bring together some of the sounds and music I create - either by myself or with others.
Some sounds might be experienced as beautiful - while others might evoke negativity. All I would ask is that you stay with the sounds - doing your best to be with them without judgement. There need not be resistance - but if there is - just allow it - and see where the sounds take you.
I have come to believe that our minds can put up much resistance that stands in the way of really enjoying things we would not normally enjoy. Some of my sounds might push your boundaries - at least I hope so! I find it amusing to hear callers on radio programs tell the DJ they enjoy all music - from Beyonce to Led Zeppelin, from Status Quo to Josh Stone. The defining band of enjoyment is so small - yet they believe it to be so broad.
Anyway I hope you might expand your band of enjoyment with some of this music.
- There are some sounds I have made specifically for meditative listening. The quality of sound is intended to induce calmness - along with awareness.
- Below is the kind of music I love making. It involves mixing all kinds of weird and wonderful sounds and pieces of music into a delightful mash of atmospheric heartscape. I can't make the music available for purchase, as it contains excerpts from copyrighted music such as ‘Dives and Lazarus’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Some music is from archives of my own recordings.
(If you like the tracks you can download mp3 files by clicking the icon on the right)