I used to live on the 160th street in the Dominican Harlem in NY, NY. Our streets were filled with loud crowds and honking cars, at night you would hear gun shots and sirens but... in the mornings it was quiet. The only sound you’d hear was a flute, there was an old flute player living across the street from me, who used to sit at his stairs in the mornings and play. The beautiful music would flow out like a musical line that reached every corner of the sleeping street. We all heard it, me, my neighbors, the gangs and the drug dealers.
I carried that musical line with me to the clubs where I played and to schools where I taught, and little by little the line turned into words and movement and continues now in institutions and spaces in Finland and in Germany strengthening the communication and creating bridges between voices, bodies, minds and cultures.
Born in Finland I have inherited the love for nature and it felt very clear to continue my musical line to explore the natural world. In past years I have studied GreenCare and other eco art forms, used them in developing my own training work and gotten convinced that together with modern performance training these practices can be of a great benefit in getting in touch with ones authentic self, sound and expression. So now my musical line echos in forests, lakes, rocks and rivers.
You, too can find your authentic sound and let it bring you strength and well being in your journey.
Welcome to SoundByNature® :)