The Rhythms of Presence. Part 1.

A series of short musings on the impact of presence within the world of rhythm. Culturally Specific Rhythms. It begins with a single part. A pattern. Your task is to hold onto this part. To get it. The challenge here is that the person sitting next to you has their own part. Different to yours... Continue Reading →

Traffic Jamming.

What would you say if I told you that a Bangalore taxi ride is the way to enlightenment? Forget India's temples and Holy cities. This is the most profound manifestation of the mystical divine in operation that you can experience. Read on dear seeker, read on 😉 This morning I took an Uber across Bangalore... Continue Reading →


I had a wee break after the pre-conference workshops and was invited to a picnic by Charlene and Kit, two of the graduates from my ERS program. Charlene arrived to pick me up on the morning of the trip along with her mum and two of her mum's sisters. We drove up to FRIM and... Continue Reading →

ARFC…pre conference workshops

The beginning of this incredible rhythmical journey here in Malaysia commenced with two days of hand drumming with the wonderful Steve Thornton. Steve is a New York native who now lives in Malaysia and has a list of who he has played with that would turn your head. He is an incredible player and a... Continue Reading →

ARFC-the beginnings…and an ending…

Kuala Lumpur is another home from home for me on planet Earth. This will be my 5th visit. I am always met and taken care of by my good friend and whisky connoisseur John J Hagedorn, founder of MyBeat and a community builder extraordinaire. I will along with a whole host of rhythmical souls from... Continue Reading →

Barcelona 2019

Barcelona is another home from home for me and it is always a pleasure to be in the company of Pau Gimeno, a genuinely beautiful soul and community builder extraordinaire. I arrived around lunchtime on the Thursday and Pau was still at work so I headed to The Parque de la Ciutadella for some chill... Continue Reading →

The Journey continues.

My last morning in LA was at the Expressive Therapies Summit along with Christine. We spent time in the evening prior mind-mapping Music Medicine protocols and tools to enhance the participant's manual. Watch this space. The conference presentation by Christine was on the four elements of Music Medicine and I got to be in the... Continue Reading →

California Blog: Music Medicine

7 hours after departure from Bogota I landed at LAX for the second time on my journey. This time I was going to stick around for a couple of weeks. My pal John Fitzgerald was there to greet me at the airport and shuttle me back to his place where I got to reconnect with... Continue Reading →

Colombia Blog Part 2: Bogota

Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The predominant colors in Bogotá are the green of the city’s many parks and the eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, and... Continue Reading →

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