American Composers Forum
Song Form to Orchestral
Multimedia and Experiential Collaborations
Women in the Arts/National Women's Music Festival Board
Your silence will not protect you.
- Audrey Lorde
I shall not be deflected from my course.
- Dr. Antonia Brico
Do not be afraid of change or to change.
- Miriam Barndt-Webb
It is good to swim in the waters of tradition, but to sink in them is suicide.
You can't wait for all the stars to be in alignment to live your life.
- Harvey to Rose in Gypsy ( music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents)
We shall do well to remember how much we ourselves need forgiveness, and to learn to forgive freely, judging no one. We know not any soul; but it is our duty, our surpassing joy, to search ever for the spark of the divine in every one.
- Saying of White Eagle, The Quiet Mind
I am on a long journey, a vision quest which may never be completed in this lifetime. None the less, I must write like I must breathe, being one of many. I have traveled with winds on wings of time, coming, mostly leaving, seldom lighting upon solid ground. I have passed through many lives - yours and mine. I have always held each soul's memory near and dear, remaining close at heart and in mind. This soul is a synthesis of life and death and life - the whole. This soul's blood of sound and notes always returns to music, the one comfort and catharsis which keeps me walking upon this earth.I have been writing music on paper since I was 12, and making up songs way before then. I have always been a composer supporting the greater cause, and thus have moved silently in the background while others voiced. I knew I would know what I am to know when I know it - Mozartian logic surround Virgoan obstinance.