Take care, all…Laura
“…the work of an artist meets the psychic needs of the society in which she lives, and therefore means more than her personal fate, whether she is aware of it or not. Being essentially the instrument of her work, she is subordinate to it, and we have no right to expect her to interpret it for us. She has done her utmost by giving it form and must leave the interpretation to others and to the future. A great work of art is like a dream…for all its apparent obviousness it…is always ambiguous. To grasp its meaning, we must allow it to shape us as it shaped her. Then we also understand the nature of her primordial experience. She has plunged into the healing and redeeming depths of the collective psyche, where man is not lost in the isolation of consciousness and its errors and sufferings, but where all are caught in a common rhythm which allows the individual to communicate her feelings and strivings to mankind as a whole.” Jung, Carl Gustav. “Psychology and Literature”, The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature c 1966
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Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Contributions on behalf of Aberfan must be made payable to NYFA, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
I continue to seek funds to complete the recording of Aberfan. All contributions, no matter the size, are greatly appreciated.
P.S. In the quote above, I changed all pronouns from “he” and “him” to “her” and “she”.
The Trio Live album is now available on Spotify!
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Billy Klock and Wim Auer played with me for three years following the release of Talon of the Blackwater in 2009. These guys gave their hearts and souls to my music. What great champions! I love them both.
Listening to these tracks over the last few weeks has been a great joy. Our last performance together was on July 8, 2012. At long last, an “official” release! Dedicated to Billy Klock and Wim Auer.
Please take a listen! Buy yourself an individual track or the whole album!
Thank you for your support.
By Ceri Jackson, BBC News
Here are a few short samples from our first studio sessions for Aberfan.
First, “Rain Sequence”, the layering of pianos at the beginning of the piece.
Second, “First Hymn”, a demo excerpt of “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. The children were to sing it on the day of the disaster before they went home.
“Rock Sequence”, the catastrophic collapse.
Last, an excerpt of “Altered Rain”, the impossibility and hope of life forever altered as people descend back into the village following the mass funeral.
In deepest honor.
Aberfan (7 pianos, percussion, voice and tools of rescue) is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Contributions are tax deductible.
Photo courtesy of Alan George