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Medicine begins and ends with the communion between patient and caretaker and is elevated to art through mindfulness and shared empathy; an open hearted stillness.
case: can art and music sustain challenging health care practices? v1.0 is a concert-event that tells the stories of a trauma patient and an emergency medicine doctor through their own artwork. A meditation on healing in music and light. The Still Point is a concert dedicated to the inner landscapes of patient and provider. It offers a shared empathetic experience and points to opportunities for a mindful practice. Touring Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and Southern Methodist University, June 2017.
From Winter Whispers, the vibrant and liminal works investigating the intersection of mind, trauma and perception by artist-architect Janine-Opal for which I composed a new work Field Theory, exploring the shimmering spaces and rending decoherence in Opal's work.
The collection was born out of a moment at the harrowing limit of experience where shifting fault lines in the soul can be faintly heard. The selections from the complete collection of 22 paintings provides an intimate journey amidst the ever-breathing landscape enveloping us in those very precise moments.
Poesis by Matthew Wetschler. Together with the series It's Hard Loving you Closely, these works explore the extremity of experience in a hospital emergency department. Their color palette and pulsating, liquid energy lent themselves to a electro-acoustic score.
The trailer for our tour exploring the emotional narratives of patients and providers and offering approaches to mindful practice for care takers.