"Healing Sound of the People!"
Simultaneous Album and Book Release
"Healing Sound of the People!" is a simultaneous book/album release project by myself, Dorian Wallace, in collaboration with Ropeadope. The project explores the intersections of music therapy, political music, and spontaneous improvisation. I will present this work in progress throughout 2023, with the narrative developing through an 8-episode web series, the music developing through a weekly Twitch stream, and the book developing through Substack. Enjoy!
I've partnered with Ropeadope to bring a series of online concerts/panels in preparation for my upcoming album and simultaneous book release, "Healing Sound of the People!"
Using the Eightfold Wheel of the Year of the Druidic tradition as a guide, I bring on different guests every episode to discuss a specific topic while developing a musical vocabulary around various socialist and protest songs. We have done two episodes thus far and are continuing approximately every six weeks. Subscribe to Ropeadope’s YouTube and Twitter to watch the live streams or participate in the VR landscape at Healing Sound of the People! An Eightfold Cypher to Liberation Music Therapy | AltspaceVR
I also intend to use Substack to publish the book in stages so readers can follow its progress. In a non-academic format, the book explores the intersectional realms of music therapy and political engagement.
Below is the schedule of online performances and each live-stream performance as they drop.
Peace and solidarity,
The Practice Sessions
Every Wednesday at 7 PM EST, I stream my practice sessions via Twitch, where I'm exploring and developing the musical vocabulary for the "Healing Sound of the People!" album. Stop by and say hi! https://www.twitch.tv/doriansmode
EP1 - Artists Play Key Roles In Affecting Consciousness
11/17/22 - 5 PM EST
feat. DeMarisa Steeley and Lisa Marie Simmons
What is Music? (01/30/2023)
The Trauma Wall (02/06/2023)
A Human Universal (02/20/2023)
Ga-Ram *A Human Universal pt. 2* (02/27/2023)
“Hasta Siempre, Comandante” - Carlos Puebla, 1965
"Beloved Comrade” - Josh White, 1945
EP2 - Community and Music
12/15/22 - 5 PM EST
feat. DeMarisa Steeley, Lisa Marie Simmons, and Annie Levin
“Which Side Are You On?” - Florence Reece, 1931
"One Love” - Bob Marley, 1965
EP3 - Against Fascism
02/02/22 - 5 PM EST
feat. Dr. Kirsten Dyck
“The Partisan” - Anna Marly, 1943 arr. Leanard Cohen
"Once to Every Soul and Nation” - James Russell Lowell/Thomas J. Williams, 1890
EP4 - What We've Been Through and Our Stories of Trauma
03/23/23 - 5 PM EST
EP5 - Social Perspectives and Positionality
05/04/23 - 5 PM EST
EP6 - Psychological First Aid
06/22/23 - 5 PM EST
EP7 - Origins and Ancestrality
08/03/23 - 5 PM EST
EP8 - Healing and Solidarity
09/21/23 - 5 PM EST
Album Release Concert in November 2023