Mt. Wow represents a psychological perspective, or an intuitive perception of wonder, delight, and adventure. Mt. Wow is an inner summit of purest light granting panoramic awareness and vouchsafed giftwaves of such harmony and beauty that all one can say is…“Wow.”
Music can be a portal to the inner landscape of Mt. Wow. It can be a vehicle or meditation to help transcend ordinary/everyday reality and enter a realm of beauty, truth, and unity. Music can be a force of transformation for the performer as well as the audience. You can’t have a great performance without a great audience.
Music, more than any other art form, reveals the processes of life: it reflects how we live, and it informs our lives. In music the melody corresponds to the individual life. Harmony represents working together with others: family, friends and community. Rhythm and tempo mirror the seasons, cycles, and patterns of life. The simple form and subtle beauty of American traditional music captured my fascination many years ago. The close intimacy and spontaneous joy of playing with others brings happiness. Some tunes have an archetypal quality that, when infused with fresh, positive energy meld separate spheres of experience and invoke a powerful and uplifting presence.