A special musical bonus for supporters of the 2015 Multifaith Calendar - Stillness...
This year, for the very first time, our Multifaith Calendar showcases not only stunning visual art, but it introduces you to therapeutic audio art.
Our featured musician is Lori-Ann Speed. Her recent creation “A Sacred Beauty” was created to move the listener inwards through active listening.
When performed, “A Sacred Beauty” is 14 compositions. Each composition is introduced with a message and arranged into seven meaningful contemplations on a variety of topics.
The idea is for people to use the music to relax, meditate and reflect on what it stirs within.
The contemplations that have been chosen for your listening pleasure are called: "First Snow", "Last Spring" and "Calling In The Mystery." Go to the bottom of this page to listen.
Download them now and listen to both the lyrical introduction and our first-ever musical artistic interpretations of our Calendar’s theme. If you love this music and want more, visit Lori-Ann's site.
A little more about our featured musician... Lori-Ann Speed is a composer, concert pianist, facilitator/coach and intuitive healer. "A Sacred Beauty" is an inspiring mix of beautiful solo piano and spoken poetic wisdom inviting a rich, contemplative, personal experience that leads one on a journey to beauty and wellness. "In the Wake of a Whisper" was nominated for Best Instrumental Release (non-classical) at the WestCoast Music Awards.
The critically acclaimed album - her third, following a self-titled debut and 1995's In Search of Wings - might not have been made at all, were it not for Speed's courageous struggle against breast cancer. Ultimately, she says, "I decided the best possible medicine was my own music. I wanted the therapeutic effects of one of life's great truths: that our well-being comes when we follow our heart's desire."
It's difficult to imagine that such peaceful, healing sounds arose from such a tumultuous time, but in Lori-Ann Speed's case appearances can often be deceiving. Inside the diminutive frame of the quiet, spiritually centred single mother lurks a warrior spirit that not only prevailed in her bout with cancer but instilled the determination to earn a black belt in Tae Kwan Do concurrent with the healing journey. Eschewing conventional therapies, Lori-Ann chose to fight the disease with natural medicines and a holistic approach to health and wellness that continues to play a central role in her lifestyle and her music.
The Multifaith Action Society is pleased to provide supporters of the 2015 Multifaith Calendar with the opportunity to download three selections from Lori-Anne's recent album. These selections were chose specifically for the way they relate to our 2015 MFC's theme of 'Stillness'.
'Calling in the Mystery'