‘Risinge Together with Peace and Love’ is an album of 22 tunes created between the months of April and July 2021. I had not intended to release these tunes to the public as they evolved organically and were written in response to the beautiful unfolding of 'Risinge’ community which I have been part of since April 2021.
The tunes are mostly instrumental with Native American style wooden flutes, whistles, a little baritone ukulele and melodica and a sprinkling of voice like sketches of nature; some of which have been recorded in woodland, some weave or nest in birdsong and others bathed in rainfall.
Over these 4 months the community have been journeying together, visioning, sharing ideas and possibilities. Energies have been shifting, expanding and contracting and like a ship we have been navigating and sailing the storms together during these uncertain times.
‘Risinge Together with Peace and Love’ was shared to the community on the 22nd July 2021. This day was the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene celebrating the Divine Feminine. My friend likened the number 22 to two swans. So it felt an auspicious day to share all 22 tunes posted over the 4 months as an album ‘Risinge Together with Peace and Love,’ to celebrate the community.
The album was released to the public on the 22nd August 2021.
Recorded at Lunar Zen Studio Hampshire
released August 22, 2021
Thank you to all the community for sharing your hearts on this journey and inspiring these tunes.
Thank you Dave Gibson for making beautiful Native American style wooden flutes.
Thank you Dave Shaw for making beautiful nickel silver whistles.
Thank you to everyone in the community who contributed to the development of the Risinge logo.
Special thanks to ‘The Fool’ for manifesting 'Risinge’ community presented here as the 22 Major Arcana Tarot cards.
The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgment, The World.
Thank you to my dear friends and and family, patrons and guiding lights who continue to support me on my creative journey with special thanks to Guy, Ari, Neil, Pete, Suzanne, Nikki, Ian, Azim, Lilla, Fran, Glen and Tony.
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