Richard Shulman • 419 Creekside Dr. • Asheville • NC • 28804

 4/21/09, 3 
Delight in the Creative Process...
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I do very well writing music and stories that "feel good" but sometimes when needing to express the heavier emotions I have some resistance because that doesn't always feel so good.  So for the last few weeks I felt blocked in writing the musical I've been working on, because I thought that the plot was going to get our protagonist, Mark fired by his domineering boss.

I finally simply started writing the scene, but some gifts from my life started to contribute.  I've been learning about asking the right questions to help people get to the bottom of and release distress, and had an opportunity to do this recently with a dear new friend.

As I was writing, Mark's boss was on a rant and about to fire him but Mark interrupted with some caring questions about how his boss had become so pain-ridden.  The boss had never experienced such a love-based interruption and it opened an opportunity for his healing - and this ended up changing the whole scenario!

I'll be sending the musical result of this shift in a later newsletter, once it is recorded, but in the meantime, here's a demo of an earlier song where Mark, Tom and Glenda go to a UFO convention.  It starts in a kind of circus atmosphere, and later shifts into a Cosmic journey called "We Are One."
Click on the "listen" button above:     
"We Are One" is sung by Kaleo Wheeler, Dielle Ciesco, George Peery and myself.

New Release - A Higher Dimension

Here is a preview of my solo piano album "A Higher Dimension" to be released in a few weeks... Actually re-released, as it was originally released in 1988 and was the first recording I did where I could say to myself "If I die tomorrow, I will feel complete having done this album."

 "A Higher Dimension" is Tranquil Solo Piano for Meditation, Healing, and Relaxation, and will be released as a CD and digital download.

The beautiful new cover painting is by Reine Laurendeau, and the design is by Diane Couture.

Here is the opening track "Gates to the Quiet Place" Enjoy the Peace... 


Teleconference about the New Age Music Business
Email me with your comments.... Thanks!
Monday, May 4th at 9:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time - NYC) I'll be hosting a free teleconference about the New Age Music business.  We will be networking and sharing information on recording and marketing music in the alternative community. 

To participate in the conference, call 1-785-686-2806 at 9:00 pm EST on Mon. May 4th.  Then, when prompted, key in 1427# on your phone. 

Richard Shulman Trio at St. Matthias Church, Asheville Sun. May 17th, 3:00 pm
Upcoming Events
My trio with Mike Holstein, bass and Sonny Thornton, drums, will be performing at St. Matthias Church at 3:00 pm, Sunday afternoon May 17th.  Our performances are magical, and I'm thrilled every time we get to play together!

St. Matthias Church is off South Charlotte St. by the traffic light at Max St., up on a hill at 1 Dundee St. There is additional parking across Charlotte St. at the public works building and on Max St. 

Here's a photo from our "Friends of Shayla benefit performance last month at Jubilee.

Here's "Pictures in the Clouds" from our album to be released this summer: 
DATE CITY Time VENUE Who/What etc.
Sat. April 25th Morganton, NC 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Soccer Complex at the Greenway
Performing in morning for Earth Day Celebration
Sat. May 2nd Naples, (near Hendersonville), NC 1:00 pm Crystal Visions
Mini concert as part of Crystal Visions' 20th anniversary celebration.
Sun. May 17th Asheville, NC 3:00 pm St. Matthias Church Concert Series 1 Dundee St. Asheville
Richard Shulman Trio w Mike Holstein & Sonny Thornton
Sun. May 24th Waynesville, NC 10:30 am - Noon CREATIVE THOUGHT CENTER 741 S. Haywood St. Waynesville, NC 29796 for info: 828-456-9697,
Guest musician/speaker
Sat. May 30 NYC, NY 2:00 - 4:00 pm Book Expo America - NewSound Booth #3923
I'll be signing my new release "A Higher Dimension" for buyers at the show
Sun. June 21st Black Mountain, NC 1:00 - 2:45 pm UR Light Center, Rte 9, 8.2 miles south of I-40 exit 64
Planetary Awakening Prayer/Meditation with Elizabeth Robertson. For info call: 828.669.6845
Sun. June 21st Black Mountain, NC 3:00 - 5:00 pm UR Light Center, Rte 9, 8.2 miles south of I-40 exit 64
Planetary Awakening Concert/Meditation honoring the Summer Solstice. For info call: 828.669.6845
Fri. - Mon. June 26 - 29th Denver, CO 5:00 - 6:00 pm Friday and at my booth throughout the show INATS International New Age Trade Show
Performance and Booth 656 at the International New Age Trade Show (INATS) at the Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver CO. This is a for-the-trade only expo for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers of uplifting products and services.
Happy Spring!
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Everything is waking up in nature here in Asheville.  And I am too!

Love and Blessings for a happy Spring!

Richard Shulman · 419 Creekside Dr. · Asheville · NC · 28804
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