DTO composes, performs and teaches piano and electronic music for yoga, weddings, and inspirational events to heal and awaken. Sign up at www.DTOmusic.com to receive the DTO monthly newsletter for updates on downloads, tour schedule and upcoming album, “Nameless Energy”. (Managed by Buddha Music Group).
Entertwine: What has the experience of playing piano for 35 years taught you?
DTO:It has taught me patience, diligence, passion and creativity is key to expanding.
What inspired you to begin using your music along with your yoga? What is the significance of your stage name?
I took a Kirtan music + yoga class at Bhaktifest in 2013 and it blew my mind to have live musicians during a yoga experience. I was quickly inspired and in full circle, I returned to Bhaktifest in 2014 and performed my live music with Fig Newton Campbell. DTO: Dave The Organism.
What is it like living in San Diego, California? What is the music scene of San Diego like?
I love San Diego. I have been here for 15 years. I am originally from a small town in Iowa. The music scene is packed with whatever you want. There are a handful of inspirational artists playing in North Coastal County where I live. I am inspired by Tim Flood and Steve Gold since they also play live music for yoga. They are guitarists.
What experiences and events inspired the writing and recording of your upcoming album “Nameless Energy”?
I have had many amazing awakenings in the past 5 years that boosted my awareness to create this album and get into recording. My friend DJ Jonny Quest introduced me to electronic music production 4 years ago and the rest is history.
What can you tell us about the recently released single ‘Cosmic Grounding’ and a few of the other featured tracks?
I wrote Cosmic Grounding after being inspired by the mantra: lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu / “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts and actions of our lives contribute to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” It inspired me to get back to basics with ocean waves beginning the track with a harmonium plus the mantra spoken by me and my friend, Aumkari Cassandra Lerise Price. I included Alan Watts’ wisdom.
What does 2015 hold in store for DTO?
I will be releasing the full length 60 minute album, Nameless Energy in May. Plus I will be continuing to play live music at yoga studio, workshop and inspirational event. I also love playing weddings to celebrate two spirits uniting! See you in the flow, DTO www.DTOmusic.com
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