Brent Miller performs as HARJOalone. Solo electric guitar that explores volume, density, and timbre as meditation.
As I have gotten older I have realized two things about ritual in my life:
1. My creative process is heavily dependent on ritual. I make my coffee. I sit and read my journaled thoughts from the previous day. I sit quietly and imagine all the music that I have written so far. And then I enter my creative headspace. At the end of the creative session, I write down my thoughts. Rinse. Repeat.
2. Ritual and ceremony are essential markers of the major events and milestones in our lives. We need these rituals to feel the psychological weight of the moment, and we need these ceremonies to feel the connection to our communities. This work is my meditation on ritual and ceremony and the things I need to create.
Meditation: Ritual Offering (2023)
1. Breath 1
2. Call to Ceremony
3. Visualization 1
4. Breath 2
5.. Visualization 2
7. Breath 3