Nailah Hunter is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Her music for harp, electronics and voice shimmers with spiritual radiance, full of magic, wonder, and healing energies.
Cadmar Fitzhugh and I recorded Forest Dwelling after a long weekend spent in Yosemite. We spent the trip ruminating on how life in the city makes it hard to live in our mutually preferred state of perpetual nature-worship, and the fact that we’d both be happy to sacrifice the community that living in a city brings for the solace of a life spent in a quiet wood. This piece is a sonic representation of us exploring what that life could look like. We imagined ourselves as the tiniest forest spirits; living in acorns and hollowed trees, and we imagined ourselves as the tallest mountains, feeling moonlight shine down, cold and bright upon our faces. ‘Forest Dwelling’ is about our desire to commit to our relationship with the earth.
Longform music is a celebration of rest and relaxation, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to be present. It’s as much about tapping in as it is about tapping out.