I compose, produce and perform World Fusion music which has also recently been labeled as Yoga Music. My primary instrument is the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) which is a very expressive instrument that looks like an alien tenor saxophone.
My World Fusion usually falls within the Downtempo, or Chillout genres, but in addition to electronica, it generally adds in some of the exotic world music acoustic sounds of India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and others.
Blending in such evocative instruments as tabla, doumbek, ezraj, duduk, bamboo flutes, vocal chants, and many more, with synthesized electronic sounds creates the unique flavors of this genre.
Up until a few years ago, my musical expression was as a singer/songwriter. I wrote songs with titles like, Between Two Worlds, Dancing Where the Darkness Meets the Light, Lela, and Waking World, among others. I tried with my lyrics to poetically illustrate the challenges one confronts attempting to live with awareness in a world seemingly filled with contradictions and separation.
As I inquire into nondual awareness, I find I have less interest in convincing anyone of anything. To write good lyrics you need a strong point of view, and I'm seeing more and more how points of view can change and dissapear, like the ripples in a pond after a finger is traced across the surface of the water.
The last few lines from my favorite Rumi Poem says it better than I can.
"Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out."
More often than not these days, the music I listen to (and create) is instrumental World Fusion, with occasional Sanskrit and other vocal chants. I'm receiving much more satisfaction composing with my EWI and the other electronica that is at my disposal these days. No judgements... it just makes my heart sing.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find my creative endeavors worth exploring.