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Art & Life with Kasey Holt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kasey Holt.

Kasey, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
When I was growing up, I’d sometimes spend time looking at the way reality folded in the bathroom mirror. We had a cabinet that had three doors that when opened if you stuck your head in the middle of all three mirrors you could see the way infinity was expressed in your reflection.

Growing up, I played violin and liked to write and think. Like many people, I spent a while trying to find myself outside of myself, and tried to force my creations into a specific genre, but as I grew and learned how to accept myself, I found that if I stepped out of my own way, the things that naturally came out were more real to me.

Now I aim to create from a place of total freedom and acceptance, with a spirit of exploration. Now when I create, it comes from reflecting and exploring all the angles of my experience of the self.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I make music with my violin. I’ve found a lot of truth in making music, and it’s one way I’ve been able to reach a state of real fulfillment. Bodies feel hunger and thirst as a call for nourishment. I think of thoughts similarly. The seed of thirst seemingly grows from a need for water, and I think thoughts and desires come from a need for purpose or meaning.

Much of my music centers around certain themes or concepts and has a meditative quality because when I create, it feels like a form of meditation. When I create, I think I’m ultimately trying to understand something because I have a thirst. And perhaps the best way for me to quench that is by diving into it and coming out with music.

It’s more like something comes through me than it is I created it. In many ways, it’s like death and birth. The things I create are things I hear within myself when I’m truly listening.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I think the role of artists is infinite because each artist’s role is unique, and each person’s experience of art is unique.

I think art can be an expression of what is limitless within us as individuals, and maybe it’s there to remind us of that limitlessness by offering a unique perspective on reality.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My album “Letting” is available on iTunes and Spotify. I’m currently working on another project, “Eclipse,” which will be released and available for download in February 2019.

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1 Comment

  1. Joslyn

    February 12, 2019 at 22:05

    This interview is awesome! Kasey’s music is so natural and timeless. I can’t wait for Eclipse! ❤️

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