I am a river, I am a bridge
I was really inspired by the documentary Intangible Asset No. 82 by Emma Franz. The documentary follows the story of australian jazz drummer Simon Barker, showing the final stages of his seven-year search for enigmatic Korean shaman, Kim Seok-Chul. I could relate to many things in Barker's search, not only the search of this shaman, but the search of the intangible elements in music. Music becomes a tool for transformation, as powerfully demonstrated in the healing ritual shown in the documentary. The thing that inspired me the most was the way how traditional musicians in Korea approach their intruments and what their role is as a musician. There is power and beauty in surrendering to emotions, listening to your body and being in unison with your surroundings.
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Johanna Pitkänen - Musician. Nature & Art, Magic Songs, Mythology, Rituals, Community