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© 2015 all images, text & design by rae diamond

Biography

Rae Diamond is a musician and artist, who weaves sound, breath, objects, and language 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, and studied intonation with harmonic singing adept, Stephen Fandrich. Rae founded, directs, and composes for the Long Tone Choir, collaborates with Thingamajigs Performance Group, composes for choreographers, Rachael Cleveland & Anna Musselman, and spends as much time as possible in nature.

Statement

My inquiries and creations emerge from a sense of the interconnectedness and intelligence of all things, and from benevolent intent. As our species now faces problems that are beyond the bounds of logical solutions, I seek to create art that cultivates faculties of the mind beyond the limits of logic, and of the known - in the mind of myself as the artist, in the minds of my collaborators, and in the minds of my audience. It is my hope that if we humans practice thinking in more compassionate, interconnected, and expansive ways, new remedies will emerge in the greater collective that can bring our species into balance with each other, and with nature.

 

"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