Essence Music with Paul Stone

Aviv Shahar with Paul Stone

November 18, 2020
Essence music manifesting in the physical

When we describe a piece of music we like, or an artwork, or any sort of creation that moves us, we might use the phrase, "it really captured something."

We might even say that everything that humans create captures something. It could be an emotional response, or a memory, or any number of psychologies and reactions. But sometimes what is captured is the essence of the thing itself, and the artwork becomes a manifestation into the physical world of the energetic that was experienced.

And this can be very moving because, then, all who experience the work of art, or the creation itself, can, if they are open in themselves, experience the very inspiration and trigger that the artist experienced. What more could we ask for from art?

In this conversation, Aviv Shahar speaks with musician Paul Stone to explore this territory of vast implications.

So, will the piece of music be of interest to humans in 100 years, in 500 years? Will it be of interest in 2000 years? And there are some pieces of music that are still of interest to humans even older than that. Some of the Indian ragas, for instance.


And I say this to kind of begin to lay out what I'm trying to speak about in using the phrase of essence music. Trying to get to the core of something, whatever it is.

Paul Stone

This piece was quickened in Paul Stone during a 3-day process in early 2020. For more of Paul's music, and his most recent album, A New Beginning, visit here: A New Beginning

Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Throughout my life I’ve been passionately interested and engaged with the domain of music; this has ranged from listening to studying to composing, arranging, recording and engineering new music.
I believe that music, and other art forms as well, can offer translation and transference of refined essences and qualities. Helping to create ecologies or atmospheres where a special kind of nourishment, healing, and enlivenment can be experienced. This is the background and context for appreciating my experiments with creating and playing Essence Music.
Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.