Playing music is my spiritual practice. Many times when I am playing, especially alone, I lose all track of time and space. If there are no outside forces, such as an audience, then I fall into deep meditation. I thought it would be interesting to record one of these sessions.
So, on the evening of October 20th, 2012, I set up the room to record and lit it with enough candles to be able to see the guitar’s fretboard. I played. When I woke up the next morning, I continued the experiment with the light of the rising sun. Upon listening to the recorded music, I was struck by how relaxed and peaceful it sounded. I continued the experiment on the mornings of November 12th, 21st and December 2nd.
Each piece would begin with a sketch of a melody and a harmonic progression but how they developed was pure improvisation. I recorded each track in one continuous take, no cuts, no punches, and no overdubs.
It is my pleasure to share these recordings with you.