I studied pianoforte as a child, and although grateful for some technique, theory & background structure in music, I did a Houdini after a few years as the style & content of the teaching was just way too rigid & not enjoyable for me. . .
I stopped for a while & then as a teenager I continued my self taught journey looking for a simpler more melodic & harmony driven expression.
After listening to The Doors, I got totally into Ray Manzarek´s independent hands technique. Bass lines with the left hand, chords and melodies with the right, preferably at the same time & in time. . . A style I continue to explore. . .
In my late teens I self taught bass and guitar, and did all the usual garage band things and learning years playing in bars and clubs. . . quickly developing a disillusion with music as a background or soundtrack to alcohol and drug based entertainment & socialising.
There had to be more !!!
After living in my early 20’s in tropical Darwin Australia for 6 years, I started to get a taste for a freer way of thinking and living, a more zen, outdoor, beachy, closer to nature type of open lifestyle. . .
I also started my first extended piano compositions. . . Oh for joy. . . and then a bit later computers came along & offered me a blend of 2 awesome worlds, acoustic & electronic, a combination I still relish with delight. . .
This began with 4 electronic soundscape type albums of what I have come to call my ´Soundtracks for Imaginary Movies´ series, composed & completed in Melbourne Australia. . .
Then after living amongst the lush countryside inland from Byron Bay Australia, I was drawn to a more chill and downtempo style. I completed my 1st chillout album there. ( 3 more chill albums were completed during my 10 year stay in Bali )
11 yrs ago I relocated to Bali, a long time dream of mine to live there, completed the album I was working on & put together my most ambitious project to date, the ´´Magic lives Here´´ ´live´ music/film show, based around some of my longer, more orchestral style compositions.
Thus combining 2 of my passions, music & visuals, synchronised together to produce an expansive & entertaining experience. . .
Strong visuals supporting potent music that inspires and calls the spirit to journey. . . to explore. . . to expand. . .
Much gratitude to my wonderful partner in creation, Szilvi, who is totally amazing with her skills and vision, for assisting with the footage, editing, adding vocals, flute, dance & a theatrical flair to the ´live´ performances, and assisting me to complete the project in Ubud Bali, over a period of a year. . .
I still remember vividly the first time we sat & watched the complete show projected onto our newly bought screen in our spaceous open living room, with wide eyed amazement, . . . It had turned out so much more than I had originally imagined. . . Happy days indeed. . .
We performed the show in Bali a few times but it became evident that this part of our lives was coming to its end here. . .
So we travelled. . . We spent some time in Ibiza, the island that birthed chillout albums, Cafe del mar and the Balearic sound. Then a trip thru Sri Lanka & the wonders of North India, then back to Bali, and to pack up 10 years of our lives and move on . . . But where? Nice to get back to Ibiza, but not yet. . .
A short month camping trip thru the natural wonders and amazing wildlife of the Northern Territory in Australia had a huge impact on us, and after a few days we both just knew, this is where we wished to live for now. . .
So. . . recently we have settled into a wonderful new home, Darwin, (the second time here for me) and now the adventure continues in Australia´s wild and rugged top end.
Another glorious island continent from the shores of which to enjoy and be
inspired by those enchanting fiery sunsets and amazing lightning storms over a pristine gilded ocean.
We feel truly blessed. . .
Freedom, fortune and glory. . . Jaiv
A look-a-like of my original tiny blue 1960´s vintage kiddy grand, complete with 15 wooden white keys, painted on black keys, 3 legs & full hammer action - A Classic. . . I have since come to like those elusive black sharps & flats a lot.
Thankfully the next piano to arrive at our house was much bigger than me. . .
Thanks Ma n Pa for all the inspiring sonic toys. Much appreciated & thoroughly enjoyed. . .
Greetings! Thank you for taking your time to visit us and for being interested in who we are. I am happy to share with you how I got here.
My passage to creative self-expression has been winding through becoming a Reiki and Theta Healing Practitioner with studies in dance and movement therapy and a degree in People Management.
These skills enabled me to have a successful and rewarding corporate career in the land of human resources, training, coaching, and later to become a professional, well established intuitive tarot card reader and ThetaHealing practitioner who has been always passionate about singing. . .(You can read more about this aspect of my life in my website http://www.lavida.solutions)
Thanks to my profession I had the privilege to live and work in places that are rich in culture and tradition. I learned that despite all the diversity of our colourful external worlds and tribal believes, the core of our beings are very similar and inter-connected.
Singing has been my passion since my early years. I used to play in an alternative studio theatre and in a musical studio in Budapest (my home town). In my early 30´s I was the singer of an alternative Hungarian folklore rock band; singing was one of my most cherished free time activities.
A major shift happened when I left my corporate work behind and met Jaiv. Love brought more music and singing into my life, we started to explore what co-creation could be for us...and a year later our "live" Magic Lives Here show was born.
I dedicated more time for my singing practice, took private singing classes from a Bali based Australian opera singer, Robert James McDonough and recently joined the Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy.
My Intuitive Tarot Card Reading and ThetaHealing sessions are often commented as uplifting, transformative, accurate and clear.
We enter into a high vibrational field where we are in alignment with the essence of our beings that is pure, unconditionally loving, and infinitely intelligent. This is why these sessions can activate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. . . and this is the experience that I am moved to translate into the Language of Music through my voice.
...and here we are...
I am ever grateful for our life. Let a new story unfold.
With utmost respect, Szilvia