"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao - Tze)
As a radio host (Fun Radio, Activ FM, RFI Romania) and podcaster for more than 25 years, I have spent countless hours playing and programming music for „Journeys to the Infinite” show. Selecting and mixing tracks was an easy job for me but, at some point, I said to myself - `This is not enough, I can serve Music in a more direct way, as artist and producer'. In fact, it was an unpursued childhood dream, a seed waiting to sprout. This creative imperative is manifested in Innerstellar project. `Kosmocentric', the first single was released on September 7th, 2019 on my birthday to mark a new stage in my life. Although it has a simple structure, this piece encapsulates the essential emotion that drives my artistic intention.
My stage debut as Innerstellar took place at Dakini 2019. I was fortunate enough to be on stage right after some of the biggest acts of the festival: Carbon Based Lifeforms, Deep Forest & Gaudi, Sync24. I am grateful for the opportunity to start my musical career in the company of some of the greatest names of the Ambient genre. My Dakini set takes the listeners from world bass, tribal grooves and psydub vibes to cosmic soundscapes embedded in spiritual patterns. The mix also includes „Kosmocentric”.
I am currently working on my debut album that will be launched in 2020.
Why Innerstellar ?
In the TV series `Cosmos', astronomer Carl Sagan famously stated "We are a way for the universe to know itself..., because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff." This idea fascinated me (along with the soundtrack of Cosmos, composed by Vangelis) but, somehow, a purely physical explanation of it sounded incomplete to me. Then I discovered the perspectives of some ancient philosophies, spiritual traditions, consciousness studies (David Chalmers, Christof Koch, Roger Penrose), the integral theory (Ken Wilber) and the controversial transpersonal psychology (Stanislav Grof, Roger Walsh). All of these fields suggest that the subjective dimension of consciousness may be an intrinsic aspect of reality, that consciousness or awareness may be fundamental to the cosmos. So, the main vision behind the name of the project is a waking up universe where we are part of an infinitely creative process. Innerstellar is a soundtrack for the journey within, a musical story about the undivided reality of Life and our quest for Oneness.