... And when the sun curves it’s way down and the stillness of the night seeps in through the cracks in the walls, I sit by the piano side and remember when it was just you and I. Paper and ink. And I remember my home once again. I’ve missed you. Simon Quaglio - The Queen Of The Night from Mozart’s Magic Flute 1818 #songwriting #myfirstlove Amy Studt #amystudt
I woke this morning to find myself quietly held by a peace. One of those blissful morning wake ups following a sweet, heavy and undulating dream that stayed with me for hours after waking. My morning anxiety friend that normally scratches me awake most mornings and that I am accustomed to did not come to greet me today. Maybe she/he is on vacation. Last night I had a wonderful acting class. I am working through a difficult storyline where I am a woman who was sexually abused by her brother as a child only stopping in her early teens when he disappeared (not something I have personally experienced in my life) and came face to face with her abuser after 15 years last night. I never know how my work will go or how I will react and that is part of the magic. I am free to feel without fear, free to react, free to express. Something was released last night and is each time I perform. All the rage and sadness from my own life and from deep within me has an outlet. Has a space to be. Honestly. I am also very grateful to my partners who are so excellent to work with. Working with them is so inspiring and such potent fuel for me. This morning something feels different. Like writing and singing/playing. Acting is something that feels natural and liberating. Last nights scene was called ‘Releasing The Ghosts’ and I think maybe it did. #grateful #acting #performing #meisner #freedom #life #art #love #artiseverything #amystudt Amy Studt • Andre Breton and Paul Eluard -The Immaculee Design
I MASTERED MY ALBUM YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh. My. God. It was such a wonderful day and I couldn’t be more over the moon. I can die now. Thank you #tobykidd : ) ! So much. Now to secretly show some special people ; ) x @amystudtofficialmusic #amystudt #amystudtofficial #barkstudios #nigelateditsuite #life #love #art #music #lifeswork #happy #overthemoon #bestdayever
Where I imagine the fairies live - This coming Friday is MASTERING DAY!!!!!! The final step before I can start showing people! I can’t WAIT to at last hear it with the final piece of the puzzle in place. I may not believe in fairies or gods but what I do believe in is the magic found in music, art and drama. (And love of course. But that’s a different conversation.) That mystifying thing that I always fear will never return every time I go to write a new song. The magic that I cannot explain and that has always been one of life’s great mysteries to me. Peter Fischli and David Weiss , Mushrooms : Fungi #18 , Inkjet Print 1997-98.# #mysteries #love #music #writing #magic #realmagic #amystudt #amystudtofficial #album3 #mastering #studio #tobykidd #art #drama #creating #creativity #singing #PeterFischli #DavidWeiss @amystudtofficialmusic
TODAY IS THE VERY LAST DAY MIXING MY ALBUM! It has been such a long journey and I can’t believe we’re finally here. I’m so very proud of it and so thankful to all my friends and family that have supported me/it/us (and to all the kind messages of support from people I don’t know on a personal level). It’s taken everything I have and tho often times painful, always truly honest. : ) Thank you #tobykidd for all our work together, our bond goes beyond and shows in our expression through this album. Thank you. X thank you @finnkidd for all your hard work, talent and dearest friendship to me. Thank you to @brian.ono for his amazing work mixing and recording. ❤️ thanks for putting up with me ; ) And all my loving friends who supported me performing my work with me @leilasouthgate @jamiegraeme @d.j.claxical @joannacurwood Off to Master next!!! And then, well, I suppose I should start showing people!!!!!!!!!!!!! @amystudtofficial #mixing #album3 #music #love #friendship #finnkidd #tobykidd #barkstudios #sleepwalkerstudios #amystudt #amystudtofficial #finallyhere #thankyou #cantwaittoshowyou
Last recording session for this album TOMORROW! I’m so excited!! So much of my music, encircling the periphery is a broader and perhaps more secret effort to connect and communicate. I have not often found people who are just like me and that has been very lonely at times. I often feel at odds with people so communicating through my music, through being as honest as I can be, is, in part, my effort to find someone the same and to be understood. To anybody out there like me, who feels at odds with the world, know that I am out here too, thinking about you. #music #love #recording #amystudt #amystudtofficial #tobeunderstood #studio #recordingstudio #barkstudios #tobykidd #finnkidd @amystudtofficialmusic #hieronymusbosch Hieronymus Bosch - Detail from ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’ (ca. 1490-1510) - Winged man holding fruit ascending to heaven.