Songspells to Bewitch Yourself to
The album version of my virtual and interactive electroacoustic toy opera is finally here and I’m so pleased to share it with you. I hope you’ll settle in and set an intention with me.
Bewitch Yourself is a sound ritual for resourcing ourselves and sharing our resources. It is equally a love note to anyone who knows what it’s like to feel disconnected from their body and/or agency. May we ground ourselves and know ourselves as sacrosanct.
Bewitch Yourself is shaped by songspells, which I define as intentions holding space for dream possibilities that manifest transformation through the process of deep listening. A songspell is a seed of self-care. Its magic blooms from the truth that what we give our attention to grows.
Our sound ritual begins as we call ourselves in. We offer ourselves an energetic opening in supported surroundings. We listen. We practice being in our bodies. We hold space to hold ourselves. We seal our ritual as we extend gratitude. We welcome an energetic release to make way for transformation.
Each songspell for Bewitch Yourself was crafted with readings I divined using my self-published Sacrosanct Oracle//Composition Deck. My deck is a collection of resource-based oracle messages that double as indeterminate graphic scores. Its main theme reminds us we are sacrosanct just the way we are. Each songspell was cast with my voice, my treasured toychestra, and live electronic processing in MaxMSP.
As you listen, I hope you’ll find yourself in full-body comfort as it appears for you in this moment or as you dream for it to find you. Consider the resources you’d like to call in to yourself. Join in the songspell casting, if you feel so called, with any mechanism for generating sound and a connection to experimentation and play.
Let me know your thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!
& if you want to co-craft & cast your very own custom songspell with me, I have virtual Bewitch Yourself sessions available 🙂
With warmth & sound magic,
P.S. Left Bank Magazine reviewed Bewitch Yourself as “Innovative as hell.” Read the full review.