MEDITATIONS BY SOUND DESIGNER ANNA VON RAISON X VIDEOS BY JAN GRABOWSKI
“I have created this first dialogue quite selfishly. Yet I hope it will be of value to you as well, helping us to come closer to our full potential.
Wellness is a passion of mine. To me, wellness means living with integrity when my thoughts and actions align. To wake up excited for the day to come, being free of any pain or addiction. Wellness is also about direction and not perfection. I read somewhere that perfection is a prison, but excellence is elastic.
Meditation is one of those things I wish I had more space for in my life. I wish I could do it every day, but I don’t manage to keep up with it for longer periods of time. It is strange how difficult it can be. Because when I do meditate, there is a shift in me almost immediately. To sit down and spend a quiet moment with yourself is clearly not as easy as it sounds.
I am proud to present our first Dialogue: Meditations by ANNAVR, a Berlin-based sound designer, pianist, and a big girl crush of mine. She has created three different meditations, lasting 1, 5, and 15 minutes. The meditations are further envisioned in the videos by Jan Grabowski, a long-time collaborator of mine in work and dialogues, and their intersections.
The result is a visual heaven to me. I love them so much, they transport me into unknown places. I try to focus on each and every sound, which I gently return to if my mind starts to wander – the basics of any meditation technique, really, but in the context of a beautiful sound piece.
We are excited to launch these pieces – not only on the Spustova website but also as a verified artist on Spotify and Apple Music. This will allow you to carry these meditations with you outside of your home, and into your days. Into nature, on holidays, while commuting, on the plane, or in the few minutes in-between that tie our everyday lives together.
We all have one minute a day. Take a moment, and listen in – I promise this practice is transformative. Let the meditation help us make our connections stronger, and our dialogues more rewarding.
Thank you Anna and Jan for our dialogue, it is a precious one.”
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ANNAVR & JAN GRABOWSKI
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Here’s one of the albums I was talking about yesterday
Would recommend some song but its too difficult cause I love it as a whole thing
Oh thanks so much
Writing the email this moment
If you like it will recommend more. there’s too many and don’t want it to be overwhelming for you
I’ll check it out as soon as I can
we’re okay with everything as long as we’re gonna make it work at the end
Just going to do the whole distributor thing
Sent images (3)
Forgot to send it yesterday - the covers for each song
Wanted you to see it before uploading it anywhere
Very pretty really
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Credit: composer: Anna von Raison
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any suggestion about genre?
electronic/ambient is the option
that’s a good one!
too many things to fill in here
I heard from many that it’s quite a nightmare
How did you name the individual tracks now?
Can’t do the AVR
Only options are:
A V R
It’s too bad right? I liked you all caps
I’d leave it out then, the AVR
Just looks weird
Let me know if I should add anything else
Had a call
So do you agree with procured and songwriter or want to add something else from the list?
Leave the songwriter
All good - U can finish
Just looked through everything once again and it’s the only option for the credits I could find
Sounds good - let’s go for it!
Okay its done!
Was so nervous clicking on the “publish button”
Totally get it
Don’t know if you did listen to the album I sent you but just finished new soundtrack the composer did and don’t recommend haha
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Videos are gonna be uploaded on the web via (...) player but we don’t like the play bar so much. could be better
I thought the customised would look better
99% of work is in these annoying detail
That probably no one sees except for us
Identity approved Release approved
I hope it’s so much work just the first time
Yeah for sure it will get easier
Let me know when and how to finish our interview
Most definitely will
Just making myself some food and listening to “Fifteen” from the EP
Had tears in my eyes for a moment Did not listen to it for a few weeks and forgot how beautiful it is
So nice of u to share