I had decided to travel the world. You see, I needed to find my muse. For no drought of ink, I realized I could wrest neither note nor phrase from my pen without this inspiration.
So I tried, first, a period of seclusion in the Amazon rainforest. I tried a long walk atop the Great Wall of China. I even tried a week’s stay in an Alaskan igloo. And though I thought I had given up there – frozen and alone in my kingdom of ice – I did find my muse at last. I found her in Paris, France.
I was in the Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House. I wanted to experience a masterful work in a place of real beauty. It was my final chance for redemption. Chopin’s Op. 11 was playing before me and I was wholly entranced. Nothing else existed. I saw a ballet of hands dancing over the keys. I saw a triumphant salute of bows beckoning my enraptured gaze. And then, I saw something else. In the highest balcony to my right, something stole my attention. It was her. My Muse. I forgot where I was. I forgot my own name. And, for the first time in my life, I forgot about the music. She could not even see me but her power was clear and I knew that I needed her. That I wanted her.
And that’s all there is to tell of our beginning. In the interminable fever since that moment, we have become one – an irrepressible force – and in our union, reborn, the grace of romantic era classical music against the fury of alternative rock: Galt Aureus.
Galt Aureus (pronounced: gault ore-E-us) is:
Saher (known on YouTube as sbGALT) – vocals, keyboard.
Susan – vocals, guitar.
Accompanied by orchestra and choir.