music, life would be a mistake." -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Music often plays a role
in defining our most significant moments, whether they are times
of challenge or of celebration. The power of music unites across
all boundaries and limits and offers freedoms that otherwise may
remain elusive--- the freedom to connect with our own emotions and
with each other, the freedom to be in the moment fully, the freedom
to validate our own experiences and to better understand the world
around us. In short, music inspires the freedom to enjoy our lives
more completely and to embrace all the ways that SoundAffects us.
---- Lauren Jonik, Editor
I am deeply honored and
profoundly grateful that SoundAffects.net is a collaborative effort.
The time, energy, talents, resources, support and creativity that
fills every corner of this site are nothing less than true gifts.
I believe that there are no coincidences in life, no accidental
meetings--- and I have special appreciation that my path has crossed
with those whose talents are making this vision a reality: Jenni
Mehlenbacher, Alice Barkwell, Matt Boltz, Blair Bryant, Traci Curtis,
Tracie Galinski, Lorena Gyulai, Wendy Herbst, Emily Ignacio, Scott
Joffe, Dave Kender, Ami Lieberman, Lauren Patrie, Janet Reid Boltz, Darcy
Sachs, Linda Spielman, Lindsay Walls and Angeline Vuong
Thank you to those who
taught me to speak my truth, to share my gifts, to dream big while
taking baby steps forward--- always forward--- and to believe in
the power of music and the music in both sound and silence.
Thank you to the musical
artists for opening your hearts and sharing your work with world.
We are indebted. Thank you to the songwriters, producers, recording
engineers, A&R folks, publicists, managers, street teams and
everyone involved in cultivating artists' careers. Your contributions
are equally valued.
And, last but definitely
not least, thank YOU for reading this, for listening, and for being
part of the SoundAffects.net family. (Be sure to sign up for our
mailing list!) May we celebrate together all the ways that SoundAffects
I hope this finds you
well and happy!