"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 voice, breath, and other sounds, movement, and elements of nature into durational and ephemeral worlds that stimulate altered states of perception and attunement with nature. Rae received a BA in music composition from The Evergreen State College, studied intonation with harmonic singing adept, Stephen Fandrich, and currently studies viola technique with Shira Kammen. Rae founded, directs, and composes for the Long Tone Choir, collaborates with Thingamajigs Performance Group, and with violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, composes for choreography duo, Ishan, 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.

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