As a beekeeper, I had this little Bee Chant buzzing around my hive and my imagination. When I discovered the beautiful Wander Poem ascribed to the Buddha, I decided they were made for each other. Then they needed company, so I added the Bird, the Fish, and the Spider. May we all take the essence of life without destroying its beauty or ourselves.
In music, a tuning fork is a classic vibratory instrument providing true pitch, used as a guide to all other tonal relationships. In life, it is Elise Witt.
Born in Switzerland to survivors of Nazi Germany, raised in North Carolina, Elise makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia. Speaking fluent Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English and singing in more than a dozen languages, Elise’s passion for music and language has carried her around the nation and across the seas. “My work and my life are all about sound,” says the multi-instrumentalist and longtime member of the Children’s Music Network.
Elise Witt is the recipient of the William L. Womack Creative Arts Award, which acknowledges artistic expression of a person or group that is using their talent to build bridges of understanding between diverse communities. The award recognizes Elise’s work traveling around the world using music and song to create harmony among people of different cultures and ethnicities, and also recognizes her work at the Global Village Project, a school for teenage refugee girls, using singing to learn English and to stimulate creativity, inspire self confidence, and create community.
Current GVP students and alums are joined by students from Academe of the Oaks and drummers Amy Jackson and Cindy Stark Reid from Conundrums to sing “Break the Silence” at Atlanta City Hall Atrium for One Billion Rising 2015. … Read More …
Inspiring concerts with Terry Garthwaite & Becky Reardon @ Studio 55 in San Rafael and the French Garden in Sebastapol. Adventures in Tilden Park and the merry-go-round with singing friend J McKnight in Berkeley Hanging in the redwoods in Samuel Taylor Park with Terry Garthwaite and ceramic artist Barbara Andino-Stevenson.
Returning to Italy after 7 years – so many beautiful reunions, so much great music! Part I – ROMA * Joining Rhiannon’s All the Way In singers for an improvising session, hearing their wonderful concert, and experiencing the wedding in the Etruscan Cave! * Re-connecting with beautiful singer Antonella Talamonti.