The Sky Suite is comprised of the first 5 tracks on the CD. It was inspired by the shriek of a lone young hawk high in the wilderness skies. I started considering the life of that young hawk, and it's view from high in the silent wind.
The complete Sky suite runs about 22 minutes and is composed of those 5 separate but interwoven pieces. It is meant
to be listened to in sequence, as in a way it is telling a narrative.
The concept starts with the lone shriek of a hawk high in the sky. The perspective shifts to that of the hawk, looking
down on the expanse of wilderness below. The hawk rises in the sky, higher and higher, and the perspective broadens,
taking in more and more of the expanse below. Perspective and consciousness expand and the hawk continues to rise,
not unlike Icarus ascending, but there are no waxed wings to fail. The perspective moves higher and higher, away from
the comforts of earth into the unknown and the hawk is no longer limited by physical constraints as consciousness
expands. Into space, on and on, ever expanding perspective and consciousness. Into and beyond the stars. Into the infinite.
The piece returns and closes with the track "Kiss the Sky"
Leaving the frenetic downtown gigging and studio scene, former New York City session guitarist Paul Muzea now focuses on composing and the creation of electronic, world and ambient music, pursuing a sound that could only be conceived and realized as a solo endeavor.
"A natural attraction to computers and the technical end of music creation led me to electronic composition starting in the late 70's with a 4 track reel-to-reel, a Moog and a DX-7". It's hard for me to categorize my music. I don't hear on the airwaves what I hear in my head-nothing close. If I did, I probably wouldn't need to compose.
Mixing traditional and ethnic acoustic instruments with synthesizers is my current focus and will continue to develop . I've always loved the acoustic environment of a great wash of synth pads for soloing over. I get inspiration from nature and the environment. I feel so fortunate to live here in upstate New York, a short distance from the site of the original Woodstock festival. I can't help but maintain a strong connection to the land and the environment around me.
All my creative energy seems best just before dawn. I prefer to work from 3 AM to 7 AM, it is the quietest and the most powerful phase of the day for me. Much of my work is influenced by the nocturnal world, I stay pretty mindful of the movement of the planets, stars, constellations and phase of the moon. I find first light and watching the stars fade to be so inspiring.