About Bram Lightbourne

bram_pp_5-24-11_200I became involved in art and music early in life. I started my first band at age 14 and began doing art & graphics professionally in my late teens and early twenties.

These creative threads have woven throughout my entire life in one form or another, and find expression currently in my Web designs and original World Fusion compositions.

Up until recently, my musical expression was as a singer/songwriter. I wrote songs with titles like, Between Two Worlds, Dancing Where the Darkness Meets the Light, Lela, and Waking World, among others. I tried with my lyrics to poetically illustrate the challenges one confronts attempting to live consciously in a world seemingly filled with contradictions and separation.

As I inquire into nondual awareness, I find I have less interest in convincing anyone of anything. To write good lyrics you need a strong point of view, and I'm seeing more and more how points of view can change and dissapear, like the ripples in a pond after I trace a finger across the surface of the water.

The last few lines from my favorite Rumi Poem says it better than I can.

"Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out."

upper-villa-200More often than not these days, the music I listen to is instrumental World Fusion, with occasional Sanskrit and other vocal chants. I'm receiving much more satisfaction composing with my EWI and the other electronica that is at my disposal these days. No judgements... it just makes my heart sing.

I'm currently living in Ubud, Bali in Indonesia (the art and cultural heart of Bali).

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find my creative endeavors worth exploring.