February 05, 2012

DIdg' Awareness Project; All during February.

I'm raising the vibration, every day in fact. For the month of February I am playing my didgeridoos around town, and recording them for audio tracks and/or video tracks. It's my way of spreading awareness of the didgeridoo, being present and to increase energy around an upcoming fundraising project I am going to be doing for a new album and new sound looping and recording equipment.

I'm really inspired just to be in the creative process, with slight attachment to the outcome (i.e. how it sounds at the end). I'm discovering this thus far;

  • An artist is never happy with what is produced
  • I'm going to want to quit
  • I'd rather just create for the sake of creating, without having it be for something in the end.
  • When I create, I feel more alive.
So, what I want to also share with you is what I have been up to. Like I mentioned above, I am recording didgeridoo every day to spread awareness of my upcoming project to record and complete an album of sonic vibrations. This month I play every day. I record it every day. I post it every day.

Just like that. I am having to learn to come up with exciting content too. Like didgeridoo-ing out my second floor window, didgeridoo-ing at the gas station, and soon (which will totally put me at my edge) didgeridoo-ing on the moving BART train in the morning-yikes! 

Here are two videos from my super charged week and weekend. One is Day 3 from last Friday to the backdrop of some of Oakland's fine city-scapes. I fainted that morning at the hospital while drawing blood, and was comsically transported to the dream world, only to be awoken by the lab techs. It was super surreal and I was woozy and lightheaded all day.. but had a burst of energy on this night and dove into my vision of creating this. 

The other is from this morning at the gas station. Why not play sound that demands being present, if the listener can drop into Self, especially at the gas station, where consumption and excess prevail. 

And, it makes a difference when you watch these and share them, if you feel like it. The more awareness and energy this month's project has for the greater project and the greater project after that all helps support me and my sound making ventures, which is just so much fun and so inspiring.

I hope you enjoy~  Thanks.. ~B

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