Through this kind of videos I make from time to time, my concept, since 2015, is to show you how much animals are sentient, way more than you might think (and so to make you consider to avoid them on your plate and in your products, ...). :)
I hope you'll enjoy the amazing interactions I have with these sweet beings, sharing love and music with them. We can say it's ... Love at first sight! :)
Sometimes, people don't get it and send bad energy (even in one of these videos). :-P You won't believe what the "animals" (because we're are all animals) can do in response to good vibes as well as to bad vibes... ;)
Music is, for me, THE Universal Language and everything is connected. :)
Here is « Haunting Inner Journey », a half improvised composition (well, perhaps 75% improvised *), in 2 parts, 2 movements : - Part. 1: « Inception through deep levels » (6 minutes 39), - Part. 2: « Subtle fighting, then emergence » (11 minutes 54).
The ensemble represents the melancholia we all can feel sometimes, thinking about the past with nostalgia and wondering what could be the future while we’re in the present moment, in this weird world with such positive things and good people trying to help others, the animals, the planet and trying to make all better by a wise evolution with love, tolerance and awakenings, changing states of minds, but also, at the same time, still so much horrors and things going all wrong about so numerous subjects…
Like an eternal war between the Yin and the Yang, the Good and the Evil, a scales trying, hardly, to find its equilibrium. And I just wish this balance tips the right side and stays there…
It also represents the positive and negative tendencies we all have inside us and that we try - some people more and harder than others - to fight, to temper, in order to enhance ourselves in a better way to become wiser and awoken (which still allows a bit of fun and craziness of course ;) ).
As another symbol of duality, different kind of singing birds wanted to enter into the score, by singing nicely or not, seagulls for example, with their particular howl, like if they were mocking us all, human, losing time and mind by thinking about all that, and that’s perhaps the wisdom they want to spread: just live and enjoy the moment, all is vain. :-p But I don’t agree with this simple hedonistic state of mind and I prefer to do good around me when I can. ;)
I hope this will resonate inside you as well as it did for me (as you can see at the end of the second part). ;)
Cheers, Jérôme "xkliber" Chauvin
*: Played and recorded on July 3rd, 2016, with my 2015 Aciel Sub-Voyager 10 and also a beautiful 2016 Saraz C# Minor 8 I had the chance to have for some days back then. It was a very first exploration playing them both ‘cause I get the Saraz the day just before, but they matched perfectly to explore the feelings I express here. They are both magnificent sound sculptures. :)
Note: Watch in HD and with headphones or good sound system to get all the subtleties of those amazing instruments.