“I love big ideas…but those ideas still have to compete in the marketplace…If you want those ideas to reach anyone you gotta make them sing.” – Jason Silva
If Humanist values are going to sweep the culture, we gotta make them sing. We have to find ways to convey our ideas and values in ways which don’t only stimulate the mind but which also set the heart aflame. We have to communicate with every mechanism at our disposal – theatre, dance, image, film, architecture, and particularly music – if we are to compete both with religions and with the surrounding commercial culture (which does little to promote ethical values).
That’s why I’m so excited that Terra Lumina, a science-inspired album by John D. Boswell (of Symphony of Science fame) and vocalist William Crowley, has just been released for digital download today! Boswell’s work is inspiring, magical, wondrous – he creates some of the finest expressions of Humanist values in song I’ve ever encountered – and I highly recommend this exquisite work, as well as his Symphony of Science and Remixes for the Soul albums. Boswell takes the heady, big ideas which Humanists tend to love so much, and makes them sing.
Go buy it.