This week's Hive Open Mic theme is "Immensity," chosen by our community's current spotlight artist: @zorajr. For this occasion, I'm offering a song called "Over and Under Us." This song speaks to the immensity of the Mother Earth's spirit, with her presence in all directions and above and below. To me, it is like an ancient elder's energy, embracing all of life, and holding space for us to grow and flourish.
Lately, I've been learning how to use a live music looping station. This allows me to record multiple-tracks on the fly, looped and layered. This week's performance shows progress from my previous ones, as I'm getting more comfortable with the technology. Behind the scenes, this track was ~8 minutes before I edited it down to the 3 minute song you see here, which is much improved.
Over And Under Us
A song about the grandmotherly energy of the world we share
Swimming down below the surface
Entering waters deep
Surrendering to what lies beneath
She is in the fountain
She is in the wind and the fire
She is in the mountain
Prayers rising with smoke and embers
Bringing the flames higher
Surrendering to the light and heat
Shaking maracas up and down
Pulling energy from the sky
Shaking maracas low and high
Hive Open Mic - Week 70 is underway right now, with the current theme: “Immensity.” We introduce new themes every Sunday, inviting musicians to share a common current. Musicians always have full freedom to bring whatever music feels inspired in the moment. There is still time to jump in and enjoy this week's Hive Open Mic event!