I make music as sokamiru, and have just released my first album, titled On Out Into. It is a collection of 2021 modular and MPC adventures, made with love, fascination and joy. It features a range of genres and moods, from playful to introspective to mysterious. You can see most tracks being performed on my YouTube channel.
We Are the Disclosure is the follow-up to Meet the Hybrids, and goes deeper and wider on the topic of ETs, UFOs and hybrids, and seeks the big picture of what all of this adds up to in terms of purpose and significance. Disclosure features interviews with many of the most important figures in the field for the last 60 years, including Barbara Lamb, Mary Rodwell and Dr. Leo Sprinkle, and some of those we have sadly lost, including Stanton Friedman, Jim Marrs, Clifford Stone and Rosemary Ellen Guiley. The audiobook is beautifully produced by the multitalented Gabrielle Puyat, AKA Gnoia, the producer of the Make/Manifest.
As of this week, two more of my books have been published as audiobooks: Being with the Beings – The How and the Why of ET Contact, and Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft.
Being with the Beings is produced by Sean McElhiney, a California-based producer with over 25 years experience in radio broadcasting as a news announcer, talk show host, and jock. He currently hosts the interview podcast Writing Itself.
He has a warm and relaxing voice, which is perfect for such a complex and challenging subject. He brings the interviews to life wonderfully and I knew immediately that he was the right person for this project. I am very grateful to him for bringing his professionalism and talent to this work. It is so enjoyable to sit back and listen to the stories unfold.
Make/Manifest is produced by Gabrielle Puyat, AKA Gnoia, a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. She was another huge get for my audiobook projects. As an artist herself, she is tuned into the material and brings enthusiasm and insight to her read. And as a singer her voice is fabulously alive as she brings the interviews to listeners.
I recommend her music to anyone who likes their music both chill and deep.
I am delighted to share with you that my new book has just been published, titled: Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft.
Make/Manifest: A Life in Art and Craft is an exploration of the challenges and rewards of living a creative life. Twenty-three award-winning artists and creators share the insights they have gained through long-term relationships with their craft, discussing their medium, their relationship with their audience, and their approaches to creative and professional sustainability. These unique profiles offer the reader inspiration and illumination that will help them reflect on, deepen and refresh their craft.
It features interviews with artists working in fine arts, street art, devotional art, collective art, performance art and more. The contributors are: Kari Barba, Formica Coriandolo, Mike Hall, David Hurn, Corin Johnson, Claudia Kappenberg, Muazzam Ali Khan, Reuben Langdon, Peter Lord, Rama Mani, Miguel Mendonça, Maggie Murphy, Charlotte Mary Pack, Lee Pepper, Lady Pink, Stan Prokopenko, Herman Rarebell, Red Means Recording, Josh Scott, Matthew Shewchuk, Dave Smith, Kazuaki Tanahashi and Eda Elif Tibet. The foreword is by actress and activist Chipo Chung.
It has been an absolute joy to put together. These highly successful artists and makers have all overcome a lifetime of challenges to produce work that has been seen, heard, felt and enjoyed by millions of people around the world. These interviews will be inspiring and supportive to creatives of any level. Readers can learn lessons from those within and outside their medium, and return to them time and time again.
I have written a brief introduction to the book on my site, setting out the birth and development of the idea, and sharing more information on the contributors.
The book is available worldwide through Amazon.