While creating music for meditation I want to provide a sonic landscape that is simultaneously soothing and alluring: something that gently touches your consciousness inviting it to dive a bit deeper.
In meditation, music forms the sonic architecture in which your mind can rest. And the music doesn’t have to take a passive role. Utilizing fundamental sound healing techniques we can harness sound as a tool to help quiet our conscious mind while also deepening our meditative experience. I’m always looking for ways to unlock the doorway to mystery. I have found sound is they key – whether intentionally or unintentionally.
East Forest intentionally integrates ancient and modern sound healing techniques into its music. Alternative tunings to the key of love, brain & heart entraining drones, and calming rhythmic patterns are woven through my pieces. During this process I also let go of intention and like to allow for serendipity to manifest. For example the use of field recordings from nature and samples recorded when I am playing in improvisational settings figure prominently in my work.
All of the music heard throughout this meditation was discovered, performed, and recorded completely live. By using songs that emerged from an open ended improvisatory performance space, the sound is inevitably imbibed with a sacredness that often eludes calculated studio recordings. We are hearing the freshness of something being born – Pure Source.