musical experiment clustered around twelve yearnings to be a rosary that have not yet found their way. . .
O.K. So this is really out there. But I don't know, it might have possibilities, though I haven't got it right yet. I have been writing and recording a lot of music lately as well as rediscovering original music on my computer that I have neglected. As matters of the spirit are always in my consciousness, this is reflected in my music.
I thought somehow I could marry certain tracks focused around mothering and loving God to make a musical rosary. The mothers with their young children are so struggling to hold everything together out where I live. I was trying to draw a line between my work and their spiritual needs. They listen to a lot of music, but prayer is a stretch for them, or perhaps, I should say, not in their natural daily path.
The music works. The references are good. But I have lost the rosary part. What I have created, in a way, is a CD, and that was not my intention. But then, I started to wonder if a CD needs to be just a CD. Can a CD be a kind of rosary? And if so, how do you bring that about?
I have the music. I created a rosary. But now I don't have the rhythm of prayer, which is the intention of the rosary. Still, like the contemplative rosary and the inspirational rosary, the elements are too good to toss out.
I am wondering if with all these three rosaries - the contemplative, the musical and the inspirational - I can develop a new art form of some kind. And perhaps there is again a digital aspect to it.
The rosary is deliberately chunky, which somehow matched the heft of the songs. They are tied to an owl which has significance to me personally. And the owl symbolizes wisdom, patience, and the 'watching over things' that is needed for mothering.