Art & Music
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I believe music is a very cathartic form of expression. It can lend a voice to people's personal fears, joys and sorrows. It can aid them in reaching out to something sublime or spiritual. It provides a great social focus for many people outside of their day to day work and can be used as a way of meeting new like-minded individuals. Music can be a means for uniting with others or protesting against injustice, sometimes changing history. I believe that anything that enables us to pull ourselves out from the mundane ennui of modern life, escape social isolation and gives an umbrella under which we can ’come together right now’, transcending problems of gender, race and class is a good thing for body, soul and mind. Tim Benson Opus Studios
My hand is entirely the implement of a distant sphere. It is not my head that functions but something else, something higher, something somewhere remote. I must have great friends there, dark as well as bright... They are all very kind to me. Paul Klee Painter
Art seems to me to be, above all, a state of soul. All souls are sacred. Marc Chagall Painter
I hid myself deep, very deep in the words, melodies, and emotions of my songs. It is all very therapeutic, and then I stopped hiding from myself due to this, as I feel this has allowed honesty and connection in my life and it also allows me to pass my story on to someone else – the audience. Bruce, musician