My music has been described as “organic”, “earthy”, “healing” and “soulful” to name a few. What it boils down to is that I play what the muses of the universe dictate. I found out that I was dyslexic about 14 years ago when my daughter was tested for the same thing. It actually explained a lot of the strangeness that existed in my childhood. You see, along with the dyslexia I found out that my brain processed information quite differently than most of my peers.
For instance, I had always thought that people just naturally saw a color in the first letter of peoples’ names. Such as “Sasha” is yellow because the color of “S” is yellow. My daughter actually told me this was NOT normal but I had to ask a lot of people before I actually believed it. After that I started to question if how my other senses worked was different than other people. And guess what, they are. I seem to lack a well defined structure of the senses. In other words I associate some smells with sounds, some sounds with colors and textures. These are not reminders of past events that had sounds and smells in them, but rather the way I perceive my world, the way in which I walk through life on a daily basis.
This is all reflected in my music. I cannot simply separate out the sounds from the colors or from the touch and aroma. It is all combined, and as such it is my music. What I am playing is what I am seeing. It is very tangible.
For me, playing music is a meditation. For others it is a calming experience. Many people have purchased my music with the intent to use it in their massage boutiques, acupuncture clinics, or place of meditation. Others have said that they use it in their office at work to calm down their day, or in their lobby for customers and clients. Still others have said they use it when they get home from work (with or without a glass of wine) just to relax and forget the day.