I had a near death and life altering accident after returning from honeymoon in the winter of 2014. We had just returned from India for Christmas Day, when a ferocious bacterial infection tried to swallow me whole. The images that filled my mind for that month in hospital were all of India from where we […]Read More My near death accident and healing through the story of a very special woman.
This is my initial working soundtrack for the short film Sister India. In some aspects I’ve tried to magnify the startling similarities between Irish and Indian music which Sister Loreto mentions herself in the film. The Sean Os singing from Ireland’s National Archive dating from 1905 especially. The singers you here are 11 and 13 […]Read More Sister India Soundtrack
Folk music tradition. Generous doses of individuality and unique identity, with fewer modern influences, the deeper we travel. Where do I start!?! Music living naturally through ceremony and celebration, through the people and not from being manufactured for an ‘industry’. It seems that anywhere on the planet the more music and artistic expression tries to […]Read More Folk music tradition worldwide. Music of The People.
This is just fantastic.Read More Stan Rogers sings “Barrett’s Privateers”
There’s nothing to say about Russian Animation other than its incredibly beautiful, mostly all of the time. Yuri Nornstien is one of the countries greatest animators. Still alive and working today, his aesthetic is timeless and rich with texture and elegance. Such an inspiration. Youtube Nori and get lost for hours in his works, and […]Read More Yuri Norstein and Russian Animation
The incredible and ancient Smot Singing of Cambodia, seen here being taught at a school in Phnom Pen, reminds me in so many ways of Irish Sean Os singing. I think the farther we look back with traditional singing in all cultures around the world, the greater the similarities are. The notes and complexities of […]Read More Smot Singing of Cambodia
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more beautiful female choral arrangement. There is something so ancient about this melody, as though melody almost doesn’t exist. I often think of a melody line as an ego, as the mind thread of one conciousness expressed in a linear story line and familier pattern. This feels totally […]Read More Ratapan: Catholic Ritual Mourning in Insana, Timor.