Why are Musicians so Attached to Their Instruments?

Back in 1978 when I was just five years old, my trusty Gemeinhardt M2 flute left the manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana and went out into the world. It eventually made its way to Ohio, where my parents found it in a second hand shop and bought it for me. I had [...]

What is Creativity? Kathy Rausch Interviews Carisa Holmes

I met Carisa Holmes at the Columbus Center for Spiritual Living. The first time I experienced her creative magic was when she was the guest performer. Carisa is a beautiful woman and reminded me of someone I had met before. It took me a long time to figure out who it was. It [...]

By |2018-07-10T22:33:38+00:00May 30th, 2018|Creativity, Creativity in Columbus, Music|0 Comments

The Multi-Dimensional Magic of Music

Like a human being, music is so much more than its physical attributes. In its written form, it is linear – spatially oriented and metered in time, formatted for reading on pages we can see, touch and turn. And yet, the mystical appeal and true essence of music are far beyond this [...]

Sour Echoes: The Philosophy of Reverb

Life is a concert hall and we are the singers. Whether we are actually trained vocalists or not, each of us embodies a unique song, and we are charged with standing on the stage of the concert hall of life and singing it, no matter how much noise is around us. Unfortunately, [...]

What’s So Great About Salt Caves?

As many of you know, I am half of Sanjati, an electronic-organic hybrid group that specializes in music for healing and meditation. Sanjati is fast becoming known in Columbus, Ohio and beyond as a source for healing music through our meditation concerts and sacred sound journeys. We are very grateful that creativity [...]

Does Using Hooks in Your Music Make You a Sell Out?

The most ubiquitous feature of the overly-processed, plastic pop music that dominates radio today would have to be the hook. Not only must the main chorus quickly grab the listener, but now you need hook-y ad libs in the intro, hook-laden verses, and a hookish bridge to boot or else, well, people [...]

By |2018-06-01T15:14:22+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Creativity, Music, Music Production, Songwriting|0 Comments

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