Behind the scene | 8
Friday, 01.24.2020 by Verena Zeiner
"All Our Rage
is the name of a piece on the upcoming album.
the thing with rage (anger, sadness, anxiety… ) - it doesn’t feel good, doesn’t look good, can be quite destructive and scare people away.
And still, whenever I take the risk and allow myself to let it be, things are different afterwards. Usually better, clearer, calmer, transformed…
and sometimes relationships to people got deeper because they stayed taking care while letting me feel it all."
Behind the scene | 7
Wednesday, 01.08.2020 by Verena Zeiner
"What is a nourishing ground for loving relationships?
Relationships between parents and children, between family members, friends, lovers, between human beings.
I believe that one of the most important ingredients of loving relationships is to acknowledge each other as equals and to respect & uphold each other’s rights & responsibilities at any time. Otherwise it’s not a matter of love but of power and domination.
I highly recommend reading everything bell hooks has written about love. Her writing provided inspiration for the piece and title of my upcoming solo album: No Love Without Justice."
Behind the scene | 6
Thursday, 01.02.2020 by Verena Zeiner
The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body.
The heart is located in the center of the chest, usually pointing slightly left.
A human heart is roughly the size of a large fist.
The heart beats about 100.000 times per day.
If the human heart is not able to supply blood to the organs and tissues of the body they will die. *
The human heart is not a natural environment for flowers and other plants but can have a blooming appearance under certan circumstances.
Album cover art by the one and only mahola/screenaddicts aka Alexander Streicher.
Behind the scene | 5
Saturday, 12.21.2019 by Verena Zeiner
"I got to know Ziv Ravitz and his music almost 10 years ago at a concert at Smalls in NY. It was one of those eye-opening concerts that had quite an impact on me... since then, whenever I hear and see him play, I feel reminded that making music is nothing less than a love affair that you indulge with every fiber of your being.
Recently he mixed and mastered my new album and I'm really grateful for the beautiful ideas he brought to it .."
Behind the scene | 4
Thursday, 12.19.2019 by Verena Zeiner
"I'd like to draw your attention to the person behind the camera: my brother Paul who has been documenting a lot of my concerts and events including the recent recording session. His mission as a photographer is capturing the aesthetics of form and movement and inspiring people to find and play with the creative potential of their own daily movement. This has to do with his work as a physiotherapist and I find it quite unique that his approaches to physiotherapy also include an artistic one... Connecting art and bodywork is something we have in common. I find gaining knowledge about anatomy & physiology and developing body awareness an essential part of playing, creating and teaching music. Not just for health reasons but because I believe it’s the key to opening up to the present moment - the place where music starts."
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Wednesday, 12.11.2019 by Verena Zeiner
"Recording solo can be a challenge in terms of maintaining focus, concentration, inspiration and energy for several recording days in a row. To keep it fresh Caitlin and I decided that she will prepare topics for spontaneous improvisations. She brought texts, pictures and objects - and now actually four out of seven pieces on the album are real-time-compositions based on her impulses."