The melodies in Sea and Sky are some of my personal favorites. In this album, I have woven these cherished melodies together with a common thread of simplicity and soothing tempos. I wanted to let the music both breathe and sparkle. I chose not to play from written arrangements because there is a special energy that comes to life in improvisation.
This album was inspired by my work as a therapeutic musician harpist which has helped me become a more sensitive musician. I am honored to work at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel and I have also been part of two studies in the NICU at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
The children I play for are often the first to hear my improvisations. The sounds of the harp often remind them of water. Others think of angels. The harp can be a reflection of both the sea and the sky, or perhaps a place where the sea meets the sky.
Bringing the harp into the hospitals is rewarding on many different levels. Not only do Israeli hospitals treat Palestinian and Israeli children as equals, but the environment is one of the few places in this country where religious and secular people set aside their differences. Playing the harp in this island of sanity provides me with the gift of renewed spirit and hope.
My wish is that these timeless melodies can give you a sense of calm and renewal.