Welcome to ZEN MUSIC... the space between the noise!
Home of Transcendental Soundscapes
Music designed for relaxation and total absorption... quiet music for discerning minds!
ZEN MUSIC is the home to independent music artist, Peter Morley (Sri Shanthi Bhavana) - composer and designer of Transcendental Soundscape music. The music works on this site are unapologetically experimental in nature, and are free-form creative expressions of music and sound art.
At ZEN MUSIC the aim is to link the listener with music and sounds that transport them to another place... to go beyond the everyday noise and busy mind - to a place of peace, serenity and harmony. These transcendent soundscapes are designed for stress-management: relaxation, yoga, meditation, self-contemplation, and many other forms of the healing arts, and joyful listening. Enjoy!
“I have to tell you, it is so amazing what you have done. This music will be here on earth long after you are gone and provide joy and comfort and clarity for many generations of people to come. It was really beautiful to sit and listen to each one. I loved them all! ” - Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. – C-IAYT
“Zen Music is about finding an emotional relationship with resonance – in the Body, in the Mind, and within the Universe – a universal ambience, or personal resonance with all of the cosmic elements... what I like to call ‘synergence’. ” - Sri Shanthi Bhavana
The ZEN Connection
Closing the Circle
Like the Zen circle symbol, enzo, which is an incomplete circle, this frame holds the essence of my music vision – just a few notes floating in a sea of resonance, carefully measured to provide space (space between the notes, or in reference to our busy minds – between the noise). The Japanese word, Ma,
means "negative space", "gap", "pause", or "the space between two structural parts".
This relates to all aspects of life – if we have no time, if our space is restricted, we are unable to grow. Zen Ma is in essence, what makes minimalism possible. It is in the quiet time in our busy lives, it is in the silence between the notes which make the music.
The Japanese Zen Masters call this 'mind-scape' – where every intricate detail is important, especially the intentional creation of space.
It is in this space that the discerning and perceptive listener discovers the rest of the music – they bring the ‘missing’ pieces to complete the circle, and thus experience the ‘whole’. And, as with all Zen art, the mystery lies in the fact that the art represents a different story or emotional journey for each individual – it provides exactly what the person requires at that point in time – and over time, this ‘message’ or meaning will change (evolve), as we do.
The more we sit with it and explore it, the more we will experience its mystery of subtle messages – constantly changing, evolving to meet us where we are – in any given moment.
“Silence is an integral part of all good music” - Aldous Huxley