Jeremy Koontz, piano
So much of who we are is developed when we are at rest. When we fall asleep, our minds are freed from the restraints of material reality, and the mysteries of who we are wander about before our awareness, tantalizing, inspiring, frightening, shocking, and surpising us. As hard as we might try to restrain and supress what is in our hearts and minds, all of our deepest anxieties, greatest hopes, and most dreadful fears are brought into light when we fall asleep.
Little children's minds are like blank slates. They fall asleep easily and naturally, their waking minds almost as free and unrestrained by reality as their sleeping minds. The sleep of a child is so precious and peaceful, and comfortable sleep is so important for that developing mind.
These Lullabies attempt to ease the transition from awakened mind into the sleeping mind by creating a peaceful environment and using carefully selected tonal progressions, colors, and dynamics that conjure images of blissful dreamscapes.
Length: Ihr. 11min.