Then I’m moving them around continuously until it feels right. Holotrope was always meant to be a 4-part album of continuous journeys. So the first song on the album was the first song I wrote, and the last song on the album was the final piece I worked on. It was a really interesting methodology. In many ways it felt like I was always working on just one track, and picking up where I left off. In its own way, it was like writing a story, creating an emotional narrative that people would experience as they listened to the album. I know it’s slightly foolish to focus on album journeys in an era of singles, but this was the concept and I had to go with it. I refuse to let market considerations drive my creative process. BLUETECH: I usually take a broad spectrum approach and incorporate a number of different practices. Contemplative meditation on an object (breath, flame, etc.), lucid dreaming practice, etc. I use running as a meditation often, tuning into the body and focusing on and counting breath while I run to center the mind and find expansive awareness. The creative act itself can be intensely meditative, with steady and calm focus on the work being created for hours.
The mind can really hone in and descend into deeper states of awareness. BLUETECH: I have played at Cosmic Convergence before and am super excited to play there again. Lake Atitlan is gorgeous.
The people are incredible. And, it’s que romantico to be on water taxis travelling around to villages on this gorgeous Mayan lake. Will be there with friends and fellow musical inspirations like Living Light. So, it kind of feels like vacation instead of work. Not a terrible day job, right? Cosmic Convergence Festival is a transformative cultural initiative designed to leave a positive social and local impact.
The festival supports different artists, organizations and community projects, encouraging a platform between cultures, individuals and social impact projects.
The festival will take place at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, from December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020. BLUETECH: I have a ton of collaborations sitting on the table. So I plan on diving in and putting some energy into 3 or 4 of those ideally for 2020 release. I’m starting to feel the next Bluetech albums bubbling up from underneath the surface, so waiting patiently until those particular entities make their presence known. I’m putting out the intention to work with visual artists on more motion projects. Directors, animators, cinematographers... if you’re listening, let’s collaborate! .
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