Laura LAIR / Forsaken Longing

September 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

Forsaken Longing out tomorrow on Bandcamp

Forsaken Longing is a track I wrote as a response to the beautiful words of artist, writer, teacher and spiritual guide, Andrea Maxine Frade:

Always an empty time fulfilled and wasted this doesn’t keep me from dreaming anymore
What shall I whisper to you tonight, in that darkened room, warmed with body heat
  no longer patting my head
with soft breath on my neck, forsaken longing..
Andrea is a visionary guide who supports women on a spiritual path find their true purpose in life. She distills the essence of ancient wisdom teachings into a language of inspiration and direction. Her work is a blend of Reiki Healing Energy, Craniosacral Therapy and Guided Intuitive Coaching. She offers one to one programs, online courses and transformative group work. You can read more about her work on her website: www.andreafrade.com

Andrea Maxine Frade

September 21, 2018 § Leave a comment

I am always inspired by meeting kindred spirits. One such inspiring soul I recently became acquainted with through the wonders of the internet is artist, writer, teacher and spiritual guide Andrea Maxine Frade.

Her instagram page and website are filled with the most stunning imagery and beautiful, light-filled words. I knew I’d be inspired by any poetry she’d care to send me and my track Forsaken Longing, which comes out Monday, is in response to her words below-

Always an empty time fulfilled and wasted this doesn’t keep me from dreaming anymore
What shall I whisper to you tonight, in that darkened room, warmed with body heat
  no longer patting my head
with soft breath on my neck, forsaken longing..
Whether she is sharing her experiences or offering guidance through her posts, her words and images feel to me to be profoundly connected- each deepening the other- so I asked Andrea if she would like to share an image here to go with her poem above. She sent the following one with words that give her audience a further insight to her creative impetus as both an artist and a woman.

This was me many years ago. Before yoga, before even art school. Before I began teaching I was in search of the language of intimacy, the soft space of what it means to be known, from the inside. This was and has always been the driving force behind my work as an artist and now as a writer, teacher and spiritual guide.

For me my work is a forceful passionate and exhilarating understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to be alive, what it means to be a woman, in a body, with biology and a deep fierce soul. This is my work, my craft, my art, the essence behind my movement practice, the motivation to search and seek and find, to lift the veils. It is all a means to understand and touch into the core of our being here, the fabric of aliveness. Our conscious experience of grace.

I feel so grateful for this tender awareness and sacred process. To awaken the beauty that dwells within and hold a healing space for it all is the art form, and it lives and breathes within each of us.

It is our vulnerability and the generous nature to our truths. It is the marrow of love in all the ways we remember who we are through our own becoming. For therein lies the greatest wisdom. .

Her vulnerability and honesty are truly inspiring and I am honoured she shared her poetry with me.
Here are the links to her website and Instagram, I urge you to go soak up the inspiring and heart-filled vibes!

Laura LAIR / Visions / DDR

February 28, 2018 § Leave a comment

Dublin Digital Radio’s 24 Hours of Women’s Voices 2018

March 8th, International Women’s Day

“Take time out from the act of doing and just BE.

Join me as I guide you through a meditative, healing journey in ‘Visions’.

This programme is an eclectic mix of music made by women, infused with words, energy and intention, created to bring whatever it is you most need in this time and space.

With elements of ritual, mysticism, deep listening, energy, voice, sound with intention and drone, ‘Visions’ is an extension of my work as LAIR and as a sound and energy healer. It is a call to arms and a call to rest. It is an opportunity to go within and touch the hidden places of your heart…

The Divine Feminine is rising and we humans rise with her.

Taisteal liom mo chairde (journey with me, my friends)”

Protest and Politics / Cities and Memory

August 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

I made a track called ‘Sound the Alarm’ for the Cities and Memory Protest and Politics project

You can also find it and all the other entries here:

http://citiesandmemory.com/protest/

The sound file I chose (Sound Number 34) to make a track from features people protesting Jeff Sessions and his racist agenda in the US.

The woman leading this ‘street theater’ demonstration speaks with passion and urgency, and I wanted to position her voice as the main element of my track.

My aim is to have the sense of alarm she conveys- the alarm I too feel in relation to the hateful rhetoric, unlawful behaviour and unconscionable agenda of Trump and the GOP- to be the driving force in my piece.

LAIR / The Forgotten / Awareness

July 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

Watch The Hype / Tracks of the Day

June 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

https://www.watchthehype.com/2017/06/07/lair-2/

Published: June 7, 2017, words by John Carter

LAIR is an incredibly unique and exciting Irish talent. Readying the second EP on Eomac’s Eotrax, she takes the label in a vastly different direction to Eomac’s first release Temple Of The Jaguar. Stemming from a background in classical and traditional singing, Laura Kilty now has a diverse range of talents, classifying herself as a composer, producer, vocalist, artist, sound-healer and yoga teacher. She also has a well-being blog which you can check out here.

Residing under many aliases including LuminouSounds for healing music and noeverything (with Eomac), Laura Kilty creates a wide range of sounds that all have a common theme of depth, subtlety and emotion. As LAIR, she cites her work as having “elements of mysticism, sacred geometry, energy, sound with intention and just sounds I love formed to make music I love.” Having listened to her LAIR EP, in its intense, gripping and emotive range, we can certainly vouch for these elements.

LAIR is out on June 9th and features two stellar Rrose remixes (one only on digital). You can pre-order the EP on vinyl and digital. Ahead of this release, we invited LAIR to share with us four tracks that inspire various elements of social change.

Read the rest of the article on Watch The Hype

International Woman’s Day 2017

March 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

Huge numbers of women around the world are awakening to their true strength, their true power. The beautiful, unmanipulated, true Divine Feminine power that courses through every female on Mother Earth.

We female humans are noticing the many ways we’ve been held back and held down. The many ways we’ve been told to be small- to lose weight, lose body hair, lose the loud voice, lose the voice at all, keep shrinking in every way possible, to take up as little space as possible…

We see how our society has been set up to disempower us. To keep us scared of our own power- scared of even the idea of being powerful beings. Encouraging girls and women to see each other as opponents in a fight none of us signed up for. To keep us preoccupied with appearance. To keep us stuck in comparison and feeling ‘less than’. To keep us from seeing the profound beauty within and within each other, knowing we are all deeply, stunningly beautiful in our own unique way. To discourage independent thinking. Too often discouraging young girls from any kind of thinking beyond fitting into ridiculous ideas of beauty. Ridiculous ideas sold to men, women, girls and boys by companies who keep moving the marker of what’s ‘enough’, what’s ‘acceptable’, so they can keep making money off the insecurity they have bred into us all.

This society has tried to subjugate and divide us women at every turn and in some ways succeeded. But only for a time. NO MORE.

Millions of women stand today, eyes wide open. We are strong. We are fierce. We know our worth. We are awake and we are not going back to sleep.

We will continue to grow stronger and more empowered, guiding those who are looking for guidance, supporting those looking for support and coming from a compassionate space for all, ourselves first and foremost.

We are the birthers of human life. We are the daughters of Mother Earth. We are the Divine Feminine incarnate. And we are awake. We are rallying. We are united. We will no longer be silenced. We will no longer be small. We are a potent force and we will be heard.

“Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry”

Susan B.Anthony

“Until the women of Ireland are free, the men will not achieve emancipation”

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

“A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men”

Gloria Steinem

On this day, dedicated to the women of the world, I offer up huge love and gratitude to my mother and my sisters for being my learning ground as I explored what it means to ‘be a woman’ while growing up.

I thank all the women who have been and who continue to be part of my life for their encouragement, support and friendship.

I thank all the female musicians, composers and electronic artists who have done it and by doing so have made me believe I have the right to go do it too.

I am grateful to all the women who have come before me, who paved the way so I am a woman with the right to vote, who gets to speak and have recourse if I am threatened for doing so, who gets to speak up and speak out both in my music and in my everyday life, for lighting the way to empowerment.

To all the women who continue to be met with violence and threats, abuse and death all around the world: You are seen. You are not forgotten. The tide is turning. I send you love and support and hope I live to see the day violence is eradicated and equality re-established in the world.

I am sending huge support to the women and men of Ireland marching for the repeal of the eighth amendment. May women everywhere have the same human right as men and be allowed to govern and decide what is correct for their body in every situation.

Le grá agus meas,

Laura

 

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