Music for Peace Project
Coming of age in the '60s, I absorbed in my core a belief that peace was possible. In that small instant of time, it did seem, for sure to an optimistic and naïve teenager, that the millions of voices protesting in the streets, energized by rock and roll, could make a difference. The young would take over from the old and make the world a better place. Of course, it didn't turn out that way - and it never has. Revolutionaries become what they seek to replace. Despite the discouraging tone of these words, I still harbor an inner faith that music possesses a power to reach into the hearts and minds of those who are listening and influence them for the better. With that thought in mind, much of my music was written to encourage thoughts about the possibility of peace. Yes, much martial music has been composed over the centuries to stir up the passions of soldiers to go to war - but music also has the power to elevate, to bring peace to troubled spirits, to light the path to an inner space that is free of anger and strife.