Feeling Healing Music

Dreaming of Wings photo As a composer of music that sometimes is described as healing, I was recently asked by a wise friend about how I find closure in a piece. To be sure, when we create, whether music, poetry, a painting, we are healing something within ourselves. And that “something” I’ve learned almost always resonates with others and offers them a healing experience similar to that of our own. In the sharing lies connection, that powerful exchange, in which music is so beautifully alive for us!
But during this particular conversation, the topic came up due to my concern about feeling unable to “finish” new music for my next album. Yes, it’s all been recorded, and mixed and re-mixed and changed subtlety again and again and…yes, it’s becoming a problem. And then my friend posed the question “Are you unable to let go of this music because it is still healing you?” I sat with that question for weeks. Nothing really ever is done or complete or final in the sense that time holds us in a constant state of change, which changes everything. But maybe we just point to a moment in time that says “this is here, now” and send it out to be felt, experienced, witnessed and free. Earlier this month I gave myself wings. I believe it’s time to do the same with this new music. MQwings2018

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About this Music

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Michelle Qureshi is a composer, multi‐instrumentalist, and classically trained guitarist, who writes and performs in various musical styles that combine her instrumental artistry with her passion for creating music. That music, drawn with delicate, soulful sounds, has been described as enchanting, healing, mysterious and mesmerizing, as well as vibrant and energizing. She performs at festivals, house concerts, yoga studios, art galleries, and special events. Broadcast on radio stations throughout the world and licensed on a global platform, her current album, “Scattering Stars” reached #7 on the One World Music Top 100 Chart and #14 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart;  and placed in the top 50 albums of the year on the ZMR charts. Nominated in 2017 for Best Contemporary New Age Album by ZMR, and Best Ambient Album and People’s Choice Award Album by One World Music. Her music is heard on many Ambient and New Age music playlists, including Echoes Radio, where it ranked in Echoes Radio top 25 albums for September, as well as being an “Editor’s Pick” and a “Staff Pick” on CD Baby.  Michelle’s albums include: Scattering Stars (2016) Margalla Hills (2015) Meditations (2014) Suite Beats (2014) Flow (2014) Illumination (2012) Of Light (2012).

A few words about Michelle’s music:

“Michelle has delivered a refreshingly unique and creative album that offers an impressive configuration of subtly varied guitar-playing styles with ambient and minimalist soundscapes. ~Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio

“Michelle’s music encompasses the beauty life holds. Her musicianship helps her songs maintain a sound of simplicity, while her complex melodic arrangements hang masterfully woven together, creating the soundscapes of life.”
~Derek Lefholz, Artist || Founder, Embark Music “Break tha Mold”

“Calming, sensitive, beautifully composed music, Michelle Qureshi’s work provokes my imagination, and touches my soul. Absolutely brilliant!” ~Lee Bice-Matheson, Coauthor of the Paige Maddison Series.

“Michelle Qureshi has an amazing ability to change course and create something outstanding at a whim” ~Steven Sheppard, One World Music Radio Host

“She seems more of a sonic sorceress using a wide range of instruments and technology in her artistic alchemy.”
~Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus

“Michelle Qureshi is a gifted musician and songwriter who creates heart touching experiences for her audience. Her music helps take you to the Radiant One and calls you to a passionate engagement with the world.”
~Richard Brendan, Radio Host, Speaker, and Founder of Journeysfire

“I instantly felt a connection with Michelle’s intuitive, skillful weaving of those elements of music that transport the soul to transcendent states. That is an inborn attribute that few externalize: Michelle brings forth that inner soul quality that induces peace and inner warmth in the beholder of her music.” ~Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., Creator, Spiritual Healers Training

“Michelle’s music embodies the essence of joy, meditation and prayer while creating a sense of spaciousness. Her etheric sounds allow listeners to float down River Divine.” ~Lily Kessler, Founder of Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School

Slide Guitar

Something about that sound. That continuous, unfolding of those sweet vibrations. So appealing. So, here’s a little preview of what I’ve been up to when I place that slide on my ring finger. Video Playlist Thanks for listening!

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