Visions of the beauty and diversity of life on earth have gripped mankind’s imagination ever since the spark of thought took root in our consciousness. I never cease to be amazed by the similarity of these visions, which seem to express our collective yearning for more than what we see around us in physical life - this yearning lies at the root of inspired and productive living. This alone, is reason enough for music to be considered as more than just a luxury in our lives.
In spite of this, over the years I have felt a growing disenchantment with the atmosphere and energies I encountered in so many of the concerts I attended and indeed gave – I wanted more... I wanted my music to be a catalyst for leaving something tangible behind, after the applause has died down. This is how Towards Humanity was conceived, growing out of the initial anger and frustration of seeing the worst aspects of mankind triumphing time and time again, expressed through endless cycles of wars, alienating us from our own lives and origins. I launched a series of initiatives using my music to bring people together, using inspired musical gatherings to raise funds for humanitarian charities in traumatised and war-torn countries, bringing hope and opportunity into the lives of many people and their important projects. This work has led me to the discovery of deeper dimensions within myself and others.