Culture refers to the totality of human activities-individual and collective. The essence of culture is art, with music as one of its most universal manifestations. Music can have an immediate impact on our psyche that can stimulate goodness, compassion, and a sense of pure joy in each of us. This kind of influence can be used as steps, for humanity to ascend to a level of balance, harmony and peace that is pure love.
The art and artist have a great role in inspiring the taking of these steps. From ancient times to the present, timeless pieces have been left for us to challenge, to be inspired, to be changed. These pieces were created by those who speak to the internal vastness of love, of the beauty of the heavens, of nature and of the eternal longing for human fulfillment.
I began my journey seeking truth and the highest purposes of life and living. Through childhood, adolescence, and over half a century, I passed through religions, ideologies, philosophies and politics. I nurtured my faith in the Divine, with the cherished belief that we, each and all sing, an eternal song of peace.
This work is a retelling of an ancient story and a call to a future. It aims to express the relationship between human and nature, culture and its essence, creation and creator.
This composition, as a dialogue of four pieces, emerges as an offering to the blossoming of love, and the truth of humanity. Inspired by nature, longing, and divine love, each piece carries a unique expression of beauty, which can manifest as harmony within, and out in the universe. And so, this work is comprised of distinct moods that express the challenges that lay on the path to discovering peace.
Many people, inspired by the initial composition, brought their inspirations together in unleashing this work. I thank them all for their soulful input. It is my wish that "Suite for Peace" continues on this path of inspiration with you.
Peace be with you,