Where does inspiration come from?

Blue by David Rivera

When asked where does my inspiration come from I must say that I don’t always have a ready answer. It is as if I was the medium through which music is sent from somewhere far away only to be converted into something we can understand and actually hear. In other words, to attempt to find out where music comes from is an attempt in futility.

The Song of the Grasshopper

The little insects all around us are completely mesmerizing should we take the time to actually look at them.  They are busy doing their daily things, contributing just as much as we are, to life’s struggle.  It’s all beautiful to contemplate.


A Pondering Spider Weaves

We tend to assume that many animals have the capacity to have anthropomorphic feelings, at least to a degree. It’s easy to make this mistake with animals we are close to, such as our dogs and our cats. But, I wonder, can a spider have any feelings that we as humans would recognize whatsoever?

I observed a spider weaving his web and I imagined it pondering about its life as it waited patiently for its prey. A Pondering Spider Weaves is one of my piano pieces, from the Piano Reveries album, that attempt to describe those feelings musically.

Also, here is a 4K video showing a spider waiting patiently.

Finding peace on the beach

Living on the beach has been one of the blessing of my life. The beach has served as a source of inspiration for my musical muses.  I have witnessed many changes during the years I’ve been here. I understand why people are drawn to the beauty of this place.  I hope we can keep it forever.

Below is a post to my Facebook page, that shows a little video I created when on this magnificent beach.

Music as Therapy

Studies in music therapy give ample evidence that music can alleviate feelings of depression and pain. The appropriate kind of music can distract people from what causes them pain and provide them instead with a pleasant diversion. This can potentially lead to faster healing. I hope this little high-res video of a tree fluttering in the wind, accompanied by one of my piano compositions, will contribute to the music therapy field.