Category Archives: Music

Curing Cancer: On the Road – Inspired by Max Maffia (2013)

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Silk, cotton, cotton thread and floss 19.5”x15”

Inspiration: Max Maffia “On the Road.” 2005. Anywhere in the World! Daybox  Records.  | Length: 3:12; Musical Genre: Ambient Guitar

A few years ago when I underwent radiation treatments as part of my journey with cancer, I created a sound track on my iPod to support my healing.  This image is the sound of a single harmonic guitar chord that I visualized as cutting a slice off my tumor and making that slice explode and disappear with the radiation treatments. In October 2013, I had the greatest pleasure to finally meet the composer/guitarist, Max Maffia in his beautiful home city of Salerno, Italy. I cherish the memory of the concert Max organized in my honor, in a Salerno art gallery with his entire band, and 50 of his dearest family and friends. I finally got to hear a live version of the song that supported my healing. 

Du Hast – Inspired by Rammstein (2014)

Inspiration: Rammstein. “Du Hast.” 1997. Sehnsucht. Motor Music | Length: 3:55 minutes; Musical Genre: German Industrial
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Inspiration: Rammstein. “Du Hast.” 1997. Sehnsucht. Motor Music  |  Length: 3:55 minutes; Musical Genre: German Industrial

Upon the first listen to Du Hast by Rammstein, I was captivated by the contrasting textures.  My piece “reads” left to right: the zinging sounds start the song, the big curvy semi circles represent the big guitars, and the yelling rough voice is the pink circle.