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Michelle Mays: Music

Earth Water Air Fire

(Michelle Mays, Mother Earth, Phoebe)
2005
Traditional words and Mother Earth. Musical arrangement- Michelle Mays
Earth My Body is a traditional Chant, and beautiful however it is preformed. I wanted to expand the meaning a bit by creating an atmosphere of music that expressed a trance like inner weaving and unity with the Elements and the Divine Self. I wanted to give an example of the ancient phrase "As above, So Below". And so, along with the trance like quality of the chant, I added the sounds of the Earth from outer space.


Yes, the sounds you hear are not birds and frogs and other things, they are the Sounds of Earth as recorded from outer space. These sounds were recorded by University of Iowa instruments on a variety of spacecraft over the past 40 years.
The specific recording I used is called the Earth Chorus, Chorus waves in Earth's magnetosphere are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts by electrons spiraling along Earth's magnetic field lines in this region. Once generated, the chorus waves interact with the moving electrons, disturbing the spiral orbit of the electrons and causing them to fall into Earth's upper atmosphere along the magnetic field lines.


Chorus waves consist of a rapid succession of intense ascending tones, rising in frequency over very short time intervals, each tone lasting typically less than one second. The frequencies of these rising tones occur in the audio frequency range and sound like a dawn chorus of chirping birds, a sound which gives these waves their name.


Think of it… from outer space, Our Earth sounds like the different life expressions within it! Beautiful!

Now, with all that technical explanation behind us… it comes down to the surprising sounds of the Earth herself -like the life forms we hear through the active seasons of spring, summer and autumn… as we hear on the surface of Mother Earth, in the quiet of the night. Her voice!


Music, Arrangement and instrumentation by Michelle Mays Vocals
Earth, Water, Air, Fire

Earth my body
Water my blood
Air my breath
And fire my Spirit


Traditional


Music, Arrangement and instrumentation by Michelle Mays Vocals, Michelle Mays, Phoebe