Warper Party + VIP Album + Meditation + Masterclass
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - OSCAR WILDE
Like this wig? Think I should wear more of them onstage? They're quite fun.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT - I'm playing live TONIGHT in Brooklyn at the Warper Party.
This is the first time I'm performing my original music live in 2 years. I'd been spending that time writing new songs, laying new foundations that are true to me, shifting my environment, changing my habits...
I'm pumped to play live and premiere new songs with Ableton, looping vocals, dialing in the Moog Voyager, and playing all kinds of effects on controllers.
What this show stands for: YES, you CAN transform yourself and your music. You CAN write and perform what's inside of you. CHOOSE LOVE over fear. Go after what you want.
>>> GET THE WARPER PARTY INFO HERE
NYC’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF LIVE ELECTRONIC ART AND MUSIC
OMNIDIGITAL ART and MUSIC from 8PM SHARP until close.
The DEEP END
1080 Wyckoff Ave, Queens, NY
(steps from the Halsey L train stop)
EARLY SET UP – 7:15
Nate, Shakey, Rob Samwan, Nukage
FRONT ROOM STAGE
STAGE MASTER: NUKAGE (til 9:10)
9:00 - Dan Freeman
STAGE MASTER: MIKE B. (9:15-11:05)
9:30 - Parnhash
10:00 – RIVA
11:00 – POZIBELLE
STAGE MASTER: BRIAN (11:05 – 11:55)
11:30 - Alarke
11:50 – FAWWN
STAGE MASTER: MARY (12:05-12:55)
12:20 - Flo-Pilot
12:50 - S@V@GE
FRONT ROOM VISUALS
9:00 - nick kent
11:00 - RGB Values + n8tronick
BACK ROOM AUDIO:
8:00 - Samwan Rob
8:20 – ChronoMod
STAGE MASTER: TJ (8:40-10:35))
9:00 - 185668232
9:45 - Nukage
10:30 - i-Jam LIVE
ARTISTS SELF-MANAGE (10:45-end)
11:05 - Mystic Modern
11:50 - Rob Interface
12:35 - Stoke
1:20 - Infinite Kitten
BACK ROOM VISUALS
8:00 - Permian Strata
9:45 - Rich Courage
11:05 - Monoskop
12:35 - VJ DoctorMojo
Lionheart, have you been wondering about writing songs that are within you?
Here's a glimpse of what's possible.
I'm thrilled to offer a VIP recording experience, working with my clients. from the initial stages of developing a musical idea into these big songs that just feel SO good and taking them to the studio to have a final product - AN ALBUM!
My student Lee and her daughter Ava did just that - they wrote and recorded an album.
Here's what Lee has to say:
"I wrote songs as a hobby when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I came back to it much later on with Mary's help. Originally when we started with Mary, she was our music teacher. I really couldn't understate her versatility: piano, guitar, writing, performance, singing... the list goes on in terms of what she's able to bring to the table with her mentorship and instruction.
It's been an incredible experience. Every day we're learning something new, it's very, very relaxed, there's a tremendous amount of support, it's a very positive environment... Just listening to the songs come to life has just been absolutely inspirational.
The plan when we're finished with this recording is to continue to work together collaboratively. Mary's been such an excellent mentor to continue songwriting, singing, guitar playing, as well as piano instruction."
- Lee Anderson
It's not just about writing, Lionheart. I love when I'm in the studio with a client and I'm able to coach them on their vocals in the booth, because that can be a little intimidating - wanting to get it just right. We work with an audio engineer and get into the studio to track the vocals, perform the instrumentation, and record and produce the songs.
I'll share Ava and Lee's album with you when it's ready.
>>> WATCH LEE'S VIP RECORDING SESSION HERE
SET YOUR LIFE TO MUSIC OPEN STUDIOS + MASTERCLASS SERIES
I'vebeen going live Monday - Thursday at noon EST on Instagram and Facebook and sharing quick tips around the songwriting process.
Fridays at 6pm EST - the masterclass on Zoom! Live Q&A plus your questions answered, plus guidance for your next steps.
>>> JOIN FRIDAY'S MASTERCLASS USING THIS LINK: http://bit.ly/SetYourLifeToMusicMasterclass
If youaren'table to be there live, you can catch the replays on YouTube. The videos are on the Set Your Life To Music playlist.
Today's topic was really good - walking through the sculpting process of writing and developing melodies, creating themes and patterns, using reference tracks, the psychology behind certain melodic choices, and setting your lyrics to them. I show you my personal process with my song, Shoulda Never Letcha.
>>> CHECK OUT TODAY'S OPEN STUDIOS QUICK TIPS REPLAY ON HOW TO SCULPT YOUR MELODIES AND LYRICS
>>> CHECK OUT THE SET YOUR LIFE TO MUSIC VIDEO PLAYLIST
There's lots of free + valuable information here! Enjoy.
A MEDITATION FOR YOU
Lionheart, I've been listening to an audio of this meditation by my mentor, Gina DeVee, and it's been so powerful. I want to share it with you.
Devi Prayer by Craig Pruess & Ananda
Breathe deeply. Feel very connected in your body. Notice your own personal essence. Let's have some gratitude for it. Notice the sweetness of your own soul.
Connected with your breath and your body, breathing deeply into the pureness of it, receiving gratitude that you were created... in this moment being in gratitude for your maker, that you were born, that you were brought to this planet, that you've been filled with the gifts, the talent, the intelligence, and the purpose that only you have.
In this moment, feel gratitude for your soul's destiny. How courageous you have been to overcome and show up, to keep believing, to keep expanding, to keep trusting, and to keep nurturing that knowing that you're meant for more. You're meant for greatness.
This is just between you and God right now. Between you and the Universe. Between you and Spirit. Basking in the knowing of your purpose, which is great. It was designed to contribute, heal, and transform.
Allow for the vision of your life to appear before you in its fullness, honoring your desires, validating what you see, what you're hearing, and what you're feeling. Accept this vision as true. Stand in the faith that this was meant just for you.
This is your calling. You are worthy of this calling. You are worthy because that's the way spirit works. In this moment, receive your worthiness. Try it on. What would it feel like for you to claim your worthiness? Breathe into that. Feel into that. Believe into that.
Observe what your worthiness looks like. Observe what your worthiness feels like. Something in you has known all along that this is true and what you're meant for.
Now you can thank the Universe for the reminder of this vision, this feeling, this sensation, this connection, and this truth. And so it is.
- Gina DeVee
This week I had fun with fashion designers and stylists. It was my stylist and designer friend Jamie McCarty's birthday. We've collaborated on music videos, photoshoots, and more together. Check out her work on Instagram at @highfemmevintage.
I could never and would never do it without u. Love ya.
Mad love. Wishing you inspiration and expansion.
XO ALARKE AKA MARY ALOUETTE
P.S. This April, it's I'm hosting Open Studios and a Masterclass Series for Set Your Life To Music.
Monday-Thursday at noon EST / 9am PST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET
on Facebook and Instagram live
Fridays at 6pm EST / 3pm PST / 11pm GMT / midnight CET
30-minute masterclass and Q+A
On Zoom <- download it here - AND - CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MASTERCLASS
I'm taking your questions LIVE during the masterclass and have a special bonus for you if you stay until the very end
P.P.S. If you're interested in singing and songwriting lessons, go to setyourlifetomusic.com/lessons.
Alarke (AKA Mary Alouette) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.
Throughout her 25-year professional career, Alarke has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, and Carnegie Hall to Fabrica Del Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in the Italian Alps. She's written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, performed at the Apollo's National Tour, won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece.
Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music.
Photos by Kwesi Peters and Lily A Seidel