Though the word doesn't fully resonate with me at this point, a "polymath" is probably an apt description. I am a musician, artist, technologist and spiritualist in Chapel Hill. My day job is in driving innovation in technology companies, working with data scientists and engineers on leading edge tools and techniques. I am also a professional musician on drums, while also continuously developing as a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, keyboard / piano, and vocals. Additionally, I am a student of Self Realization Fellowship and my guru Paramahansa Yogananda, with whom I am studying Kriya Yoga. Adjacent to this spiritual path I am also a spiritual coach and psychic medium. My spiritual development has led me to a realization of the interconnectedness of all types of creativity throw what is commonly called the flow state. Being open to the inner voice and cosmic consciousness, I am able to navigate all of these roles and axes of expression without really having to try... I simply "get out of the way" and channel the energy. I am very excited to connect with Creative Mornings!
Mixed meters and metric modulation. A quick example is to draw a measure of 16th notes in 4/4, which could be visualized in a simple fashion for this purpose as a sequence of 16 black dots. The common approach in conventional western music is to divide those 16 notes into groups of 4. But what if you divide them into different groupings that still add up to 16? For example, 5 / 5 / 6, or 7 / 5 / 4, or 6 / 6 / 4, and so on. Applying accents to different notes makes this exercise more interesting and exciting to the ear, but fundamentally this opens up the underlying math of rhythm as an aspect of music.