Creative Process: The Benefits of Singing

08 Aug

When our Composer was a little girl, she would always sing to herself, or whistle, or make funny sounds, like farting sounds with her lips – yes, she especially liked those!  Oh and how she loved to drum with her fingers.  To sing a song and mirror the rhythms with five fingers drumming one after the other.  How interesting to see what finger she would land on at the end of a phrase.  Crazy, obsessed girl!  And by the way what a pretty girl she was!Image

And what she was up to was valuing something very basic, something essential to her artistic soul – a love and fascination with sound, and with the production of sound.  Of course!  She is a musician!

And throughout her life, she has always returned to this basic value, this basic love and involvement with sound.  And specifically, she has trained herself over the years, with creative vocalization, to expand her vocal range, and the quality and variety of her vocal production.  She discovered, finally, in vocal production, the essential truth of all singers and horn blowers – that great production and technique starts with a deep, supported wind stream, free-flowing and powerful.

And whenever our Lady has the creative blocks, or is feeling overwhelmed by the marketing aspects of her work, or frustrated by lack of recognition, lack of production, financial duress, she returns to her singing, to the joyful connection with this essential aspect of her artistic personality – and she is rejuvenated, filled with joy, and hope, and re-balanced, and returns to her work with clarity and optimism and patience.

Ever since you were a child, you valued something essential which has always nurtured your creative soul.  You see the profound organization of matter in nature.  You see the subtle combinations of colors, the influences of light.  You hear the music in spoken words, you hear the author’s voice in prose.  And whenever the burdens of existence, and they are many, begin to crush, to weigh, to block – you blow it all aside.  You walk about, you read, you sing.  You connect with that which no man, creature of thing can take from you – these essential creative values that nurture you.

And you return to your work unburdened, only filled with those urgencies associated with the imperative to create.  And your restored joy, your recovered balance carries you to new levels of conception, execution, and sharing.

spark on!


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