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"Try and penetrate without limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernable concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion."

- Albert Einstein

Biography

Rae Diamond is an artist and educator, who weaves language, voice, breath, and other sounds, movement, and things found outside into sensory experiences designed to stimulate attunement with nature. She/they received a BA from The Evergreen State College, studied intonation with harmonic singing adept, Stephen Fandrich, and viola with Shira Kammen. They founded and directed the Long Tone Choir 2013 - 2020, and continue to collaborate with Thingamajigs Performance Group. Rae's book, Cantigee, a fantastical ecological spiritual guide will be published by North Atlantic Books in October 2022. She also mentors, teaches Qigong and Yoga, and spends as much time as possible in nature.

Statement

As our species now faces problems that are beyond the bounds of logical solutions, I am devoted to creating work that cultivates faculties of the mind beyond the limits of logic and of the known. It is these compassionate and interconnected mind-states that stimulate ideas and actions that bring us into balance with our bodies, with each other, and with nature.

Values & Politics

I aim to inspire attunement with nature, environmental stewardship, receptivity, and kindness. These aims encompass all of my politics, which include Black Lives Matter, indigenous rights, full spectrum gender equality, and the importance of being what we truly are, and letting others - humans, plants, animals, geographies, water, air, darkness, quiet, infinity, and all else - be what they are.