The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chanting with the Wind - Teotitlan del Valle

I'm just taking advantage of fast internet and fast computers to learn and practice on the latest versions of music and video programs.  It is quite amazing what one can do quite easily... uh, after a somewhat rocky learning curve.  However, there are tutorials on virtually everything out there, so when in doubt, just ask.  And of course, I have to use the material I have at hand.... and thus...


spixl said...

You've really managed to capture how ethereal it was... Good work, mi amigo!

spixl said...

You've really managed to capture how ethereal it was... Good work, mi amigo!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris for this movie from Teotitlan. My husband Tom and I live here in Teotitlan and we find it ethereal too.
Rebecca Severeide

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias, all. Really, I was just having fun exploring the power of these programs, Logic and Final Cut Pro X. And you all know how much I love Teotitlan. I'm inspired to do more.

marilynn said...

Shall long remember the magical spirit and sounds of the winds blowing through my hair in the plaza near te cemetary.

Anonymous said...

Now Bev and I know why you really go back to Boston as often as you do, it is for faster internet service so you can create the moving video you have just made of Teotitlan, one of our favorite towns to visit too, especially the area around the dam.
A safe and peaceful holiday season to all.
Steve y Bev

sonya melescu said...

Beautiful...creative....ethereal.....thank you.