Join us for the latest edition of the Raw Living Radio Show where we’ll once again be rawking the radio world! This week we are running this special show recorded live at Lucidity Festival – Kindred Quest 2015 with singer, songwriter and all-round artist, Marya Stark. Marya takes us on an exploration through the masculine and feminine split in our society and helps us to remember the transformation of ceremony and its importance in our evolution, so be sure to tune in for this very special show this Tuesday at 4pm PST for this must hear show!
In the space between art and persona there is magic. Artists who work their craft for decades may find it on occasion. Marya Stark lives there. Drawing from influences as diverse as Baroque classical, Broadway, pop and folk, Marya crafts a sound that is wholly original. She creates the way she breathes; without choice or hesitation. With her most recent release, “Unstoppable Joy”, Marya embraces the joy of the universe as a palpable force to be enjoyed. The unbridled energy and light of the song are infectious, and open up new aspects of her ministry as an ambassador of peace and activist of the heart. Her recent award-winning album, The Garden, has a greater depth. Marya relates experiences of love lost and found, and of the rites of passage into adulthood. The classical influenced art-pop sound Stark currently prefers makes perfect sense. She loves grand musical gestures and subtle symbolism, but it’s difficult to carve out a single niche for her.
Marya’s craft is deeply influenced by her background in Expressive Arts therapy. If you find yourself at a live show, you are likely embarking on a full ride through multiple story-lines of characters in various stages along the transformational arc. Marya loves to incorporate the audience right into the heart of the song through looping the audience’s voices, passing out props, and telling tall tales. She is a carrier of myth, mystery, and medicine songs with which she embarks to create a ceremony of the human condition, taking her audience on a journey through the caverns of the soul.
You see, Marya hears the rhythms of the world around her. She sees the notes in sunlight and she hears the time signatures in passing moments. The collisions and collusions of personal relationships are like the movements of a symphony for her, and whatever she hears might inspire Marya to song. It is this same impetuous nature that allows Marya to be involved in multiple projects at once. When she is not on stage or creating music, you may find her working as a Music Therapist, teaching Compassionate Communication, or practicing Qigong.
At the end of the day, Marya is at her happiest when she is creating and abiding in the bliss of the process. Whether it’s a new song to be shared from the stage or the studio, or whether it’s a song that opens the senses of a child to the world around them, Marya Stark is at home in the muse.