The Big Picture

I choose to believe in the power of humans to change the world. Art is the substance of our dreams and the medium through which resonates our most fervent hopes, highest aspirations, deepest truths, and most profound experiences. Those who create art possess a consequent extraordinary power to communicate, inspire, provoke, inform and to move others to transform society and themselves, and we bear the responsibility to use this power to affect positive change in our communities and the world.

The music documented on the recording Truth and Reconciliation is a vehicle through which to pursue this mission and encourage others to do the same. It exists as a source of truth and beauty, as a tool to bring people together, as a means to provide support to those who are working to bring a better quality of life to others, and as a testament to the belief that life is good. I believe these functions are intrinsic to the survival of the arts, and in keeping with the spirit of cooperation, generosity, and abundance that characterize my community, and am committed using every available means to connect with other individuals and organizations committed to this purpose.

I hope to make Truth and Reconciliation available worldwide in the fall of 2006, and to support the release of the CD with a series of tour performances, which will raise public awareness of the humanitarian and community-building efforts going on. Net proceeds from these performances will be donated to the Truth and Reconciliation Project’s partner non-profit organizations to further their work of positive change