Hi, I'm Amy April 12, 2016

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Hello there, I'm Amy. John usually does most of the writing for our blog, so I figured it was time to introduce myself. I'm the brains behind this operation. Just kidding, it truly requires two or more brains to keep this train moving. Speaking of moving, I’m struggling with what to say. I’m usually someone that edits a lot of my thoughts. Mostly because I don’t want to be disliked. Who can relate? I’m running a business here so I figure I have to be pc all the time...

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The Mahabhuta November 17, 2015

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The faces of surprise and awe when uninformed bystanders realize what's happening during a Genesis Party sends tingles up my spine and sets my heart spinning with joy. It's such a foreign concept, when people get it, they're usually a little shocked and genuinely intrigued. …."you mean, everyone here is contributing to this music, right now in front of my eyes.… I can go up there and sing/play on your song…. and you're going to record it and make a studio quality record from it? ….Really? ….and you don't care what I do or say on it?" Yeah…. really. At the 2014 Mahabhuta Yoga festival, the GP was announced but not explained. It was raining on the last day, so all the vendors had to come inside to the large lobby of the community center. It was very much like a yogi market with all sorts of wears and products from fresh juices and home made granola to yoga mats, slack lines and even emergency, reflective head bands designed by a child looking for a way to stay outside later. The lobby was packed. A few people even had instruments at the ready—unknowingly. The stage was set and with a captive audience, we began.

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An Outlet November 5, 2015

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About a year ago, we were asked to host a Genesis Party for the family and friends of a suicide victim. The song would then be put on the Dream Project CD: a compilation produced for suicide awareness and prevention. Though we weren't close with the family, we certainly weren't far. The evening of the Party—which felt a bit like a memorial service with tired smiles and calming tones—was just two weeks after her passing. The wound was still fresh. For some, it was still hard to believe. Despite the sounds of people talking, instruments being played and the general noise of a party, it was one of the most silent gatherings I can remember. Maybe the silence was simply the space everyone was holding for Lydia.

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This is a video of our kittens playing. The music is The Genesis Party's "Genesis One". The subtitles will let you in on what went on while making this song. Be sure to come lay down a track on the song we're creating at The End of the Line Cafe on Wright St. November 6th from 7:30 'til.

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Music is our art and our tools are plentiful. Anything that makes sound can make music. One of our biggest joys at Genesis Parties is the variety of ways people make sound. So much so, we made a list of the most notable, recorded instruments. The list does not include virtual instruments or samples, just what people have brought with them. We came up with three categories and rated each instrument on a five point system. The categories are: coolness, sound and inspiration. Now, the results can't be taken too seriously, since it's just Amy and I judging. Next time, we'll poll you guys. It'll be fun!

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The Genesis Party exists to enable creativity for all by assisting willing participants at an event in the co-creation of an original work of music. Here's why it is successful:

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My Yoga October 5, 2015

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Amy and I are a part of the Pensacola yoga community. We're friends with the owners of Breathe, URU and yoga studios since evolved. From it's inception, the Genesis Party has always been a good fit within that community. That being so, as of now, we have created six yogi-centric songs; one of which was created at a yoga festival by yogis from around the country.

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Nostalgia October 1, 2015

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As I look through old Genesis Party .reason files to get inspiration for writing, I'm feeling a sense of nostalgia when I find the first Genesis Party, Genesis One 11-1-13. So far, the inspiration is of wanting to remix and rearrange some elements of the song, like taking the kick drum out at this section and cleaning up messy edits. I love to edit, arrange and mix these songs! I feel a sense of honor that you trust me with your creations.

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The First Genesis Party October 1, 2015

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We started attending online classes at Berklee College of Music in 2011. For one of the classes, Desktop Music Production, we got a music production program called Reason. I was very attracted to the program because it had the look and controls of a real studio plus an array of virtual instruments that sounded amazing. Instantly, we started to play with all the sounds.

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Hi, I'm Amy April 12, 2016
The Mahabhuta November 17, 2015
An Outlet November 5, 2015
My Yoga October 5, 2015
Nostalgia October 1, 2015
The First Genesis Party October 1, 2015