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Avant Garde: Electronic Avant-Garde Moods: Type: Sonic New Age: Ambient Electronic: Ambient Moods: Type: Experimental

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United States - California United States - California - SF

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Forrest Smithson

My musical creations emerge from a natural affinity for embracing diverse elements and variables of sound coming from multiple locations and holding them in awareness as a unified event

This ability to unify elements of varied energetic qualities, in differing states of unfoldment, is brought forth to create presentations of wholeness within form

The increased mastery of open, active receptivity functions on the practical level of establishing a deep, stable, living location within the heart for birthing the emergence of unity awareness

This true intersection becomes a place within for establishing a direct relationship with the unknown

This relationship with the unknown coming to be known is embraced and navigated by an awareness born of the joining of heart and mind


I am devoted to a process of embracing the intensities within the ceaseless unfolding of the fabric of life as they occur within the daily awake time of ordinary life

As experiences and events present themselves, the energetic elements within the events are embraced by the heart of awareness

Intensities are apprehended by an all encompassing embrace of acceptance, creating a direct relationship with all that is given

This active receptivity creates the conditions for activation, remembrance, unfoldment, aggregation, transformation and integration

As intensities ripen into availability, the energetic elements move to join in the process of unification, bringing elements that were previously experienced in separation into the experience of unity awareness, contributing then to the embodiment of wholeness within form

It is exciting to be sharing my musical expressions with you. I hope that you find them interesting, intriguing and uniquely appealing.

I am 56 yrs old and have been a musician all my life. When younger I studied piano, trumpet and guitar. I studied composition privately, but mostly I have self studied which has been the most efficacious for me.

Throughout my life I have had a strong desire to bring the energetic elements within my life’s events and relationships into musical expression and have made many privately distributed recordings to share with family and friends.

In the last few years, the musical expression of the inner growth that was occurring in my life came into very clear focus. I quickly gathered together the equipment that I sensed I needed for this expression.

The musical category for my music seems to be best described as Electronic Soundscapes, even though Ambient, Avant Garde, and Experimental descriptors also apply.

I prefer a long form for the pieces I put together. The desire to bring to expression the emotional and spiritual elements guides each pieces’ unfolding nature.

The music I bring forth is the music that I long to hear myself. So my process is consistent with being in alignment with my own truth.

I am usually working on a number of pieces simultaneously. I have another full CD in the finishing process and other projects that are in various stages of unfoldment.

Again, I hope that you sense and discover the niche appeal of these works and that you feel like they have a place in your catalog.

Looking forward to hearing from you.