we are delighted to bring you 1 hour of excellent warm, atmospheric and dubby sounds created by Lucid Artist Ali Khan form Canada. There’s no better way to begin the week-end so make yourself comfortable, enjoy Ali Khan LIVE and read his interview…
1. Lucidflow: How does a creative day look/feel like for you?
Creativity is part of everything I do at work, home, and play. But, when it comes to music, it’s whenever I feel inspired and the time is right. Most of my creative work gets done in the evenings, under low light, in my small home studio setup. I tend to work at things in short sessions, 3 hours at a time, at most. Sometimes, I jump into an idea as it crosses my mind for 30 minutes or so – before the feeling is lost. Projects take on a life of their own and progress organically, at their own pace.
2. Lucidflow: How do you hinder yourself in being creative?
Overthinking things. This usually happens when I fall into the trap of thinking instead of feeling my way through a composition. For example: trying to write music for a particular setting or audience. When this happens, I’m overly critical, and self-doubting. Usually those projects end abrubtly as I snap out of it and realize the sound isn’t right and isn’t really my own. It’s not wasted time though – everything becomes part of the learning process.
3. Lucidflow: how do you support yourself in being creative?
On a basic level, I try to keep a consistent weekly schedule and enough sleep. Beyond that, I do long distance running because of the mental clarity and physical well being that results. It also gives me a great time to go deep listening to music. I also stay reasonably current with electronic music production gear and software, always experimenting with new ideas and techniques. And, I’m fortunate to collaborate (almost weekly) with friend, Joe Silva and our Tonepushers project. Working together always generates new ideas and insights, and is all around inspiring.
4. Lucidflow: How did you come across Lucidflow?
I can’t remember exactly how! But I do remember early on, having some very meaningful and positive conversations with Nadja. I was attracted to the Lucidflow “sound” because of some of the spiritual undertones I tuned into.
5. Lucidflow: Tell us one of your greatest wishes:
I’d love to find a way to bring what I do with music closer to the healing arts – to use music and sound as a tool for personal health and happiness.
6. Lucidflow: If you had an infinite amount of time and money what would you do:
I would focus more time on writing music, traveling and would probably buy more gear. (lol) . I’m interested in Japan and Germany and would love to spend time there, assuming I could manage to bring my family with me!
7. Lucidflow: Anything else you would spread to the Lucid world?
Meditate often and stay magical!