“Stagefright and the Mother’s Song” So-called stagefright
is audience fear.
And, basically, the audience
is always your mother.
So it is to them as her
that you sing. Read More »
Video: Healing and the Metaverbal What art forms can most efficiently heal? Those that operate beyond words, or as Dr. Diamond calls it, are "metaverbal": above all music, but also the visual arts. Read More »
“Fascination and the Soul” Our word fascination comes from the same root that gave us basket: a binding together, an interweaving, a oneness of the fibers, a union, a fusion – yoga.
Today the word is debased, has lost its essential magic; we even proclaim we are fascinated by TV ads! But it is not so. We are not fascinated – only attracted, drawn, to them (from the Latin trahere, to draw). Attracted to, but not bound to, one with. Merely superficial, momentary, evanescent, with little deep or lasting worth. Read More »
“Singing the Undulations” Arthur Waley writes that Roger Fry, the art critic, "thought verse ought to be printed in lines that undulated in a way to reinforce the rhythms." In essence, that’s what I try to do with my “compositions” – merely singing the undulations of the poet’s rhythms. Read More »
“To Live on the Pulse” To sing, to play,
on the Pulse,
you must believe
that there is a Spirit World. Read More »
“The Emanation from the Soul” Emanate: from the Latin e, out of, and manare, to flow. So an emanation is that which flows out from. Music emanates, as does all art. Read More »
“Speech, Song – and Lilt” Imagine a plane taxiing to take off
– that’s speech, prose.
And then lifted up into the air
– that’s song, music. Read More »
“Acting as a Host to the Composer” Every time you play or listen to music, you are a host to the composer in the Spirit World. Read More »
“Music: Flowing Like Honey” Music should be mellifluous, meli from the ancient word for honey, and fluous, flowing.
So Music should flow like honey: smoothly, sweetly. Read More »
“Jubilation: The Mother’s True Lullaby” When we sing a melody using just pure vowels instead of the given words, our Life Energy, and that of any listener, is greatly enhanced. For then the experience becomes metaverbal. Read More »