Transcendent Music & Wellness Arts
What is transcendent music?
Music that speaks to the soul.
Sublime. Mystical. Spiritual. Divine. From the root latin meaning “climbing over,” the idea of transcendence in art and wellness conveys a desire for a deeper, higher, and more holistic experience of being alive. To call something transcendent means that it rises above or goes beyond the everyday, often including a connection with the spiritual or mystical aspects of being human. For me, it also relates to the concept of Unity with all, oneness.
I am an artist-healer, meaning I am a professional artist who has recognized and responded to a vocational calling to support wellness. My creative and wellness arts combine to form an integrated whole. As a composer, writer, singer, and musician, I give concerts, make albums, and produce other artistic works with a healing intention, offering those creations to the world. As a holistic healing arts practitioner, I provide group and individual services that incorporate music and expressive arts, empathetic conversation, and, when requested, Reiki energy therapy.
When our paths come together, I invite you to co-create with me shared transcendent experiences of connection, comfort, and courage in the here and now. Contact me to learn more at email@example.com.
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Current album project: One Breath
Anticipated in Oct. 2020, One Breath features songs about transcendence, the joy of loving others well, and the profound experiences of living and dying. Songs on this album affirm hope, beauty, and comfort in the face of hatred, suffering, and despair. One Breath reflects on the passage of time, how we change, and how we stay the same, all sung and played from the heart with a love for all.
Update from Kaia as of August, 2020: The recording for this album has been completed and the tracks are in the process of being finalized for the best possible listening experience. I am so thankful to those who contributed to this album, whether through Go Fund Me donations, through adding their music to the album (thank you Tricia Alexander, Joe Jencks, Peter Phippen, and Caleb Wood!), through loaning me a special guitar for the title track, “One Breath” (thank you Ken Fall!), through photography for the album art and helping make it happen (thanks Nath Dresser, Isaac Wood, and Caleb Wood!), and through graphic design and constant encouragement and friendship (thanks Dee Hoglund!). To my family, friends, and followers as well as everyone who has ever given me an encouraging smile when I stepped on stage to share my music, I give my deepest gratitude. I find myself beautifully delighted at how this album is coming together.
Click here to help fund One Breath at my Go Fund Me project page. Thank you! Donations of $25 qualify you for an autographed CD when it is released. Note: Go fund me does not automatically provide your contact information to me, so you will need to confirm your donation via email to get your CD. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those considering donating, thank you! I still need to pay the mixing and mastering engineer and then there is physical pressing and distribution costs to cover. Anything you can contribute to support the project will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again to everyone who has handed me cash at concerts, sent checks, and donated online. It means so much to me: encouragement, support, love. You know who you are. Mountains of gratitude!
Visit the Go Fund Me campaign here. Pre-order a CD via email at email@example.com.
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Listeners say Kaia Fowler’s music “speaks to the soul.” Through song, Kaia evokes transcendence and comfort even when witnessing difficult topics like personal loss, social inequality, and our fragile Earth. Her music explores challenges, embraces resilience, and celebrates the joy of being alive, even in times of sorrow. An accomplished finger style guitarist with a wonderful vocal range, Kaia’s sound ranges from vibrantly melodic tunes reminiscent of artists like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez to blues and roots rock songs with rhythmic strumming and powerful vocals. In concert, Kaia’s warm energy and authenticity invite listeners to transcend the day-to-day in a way that only live music can. See full bio. . .
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Latest Album: All the Way
Get Kaia’s benefit EP album All the Way with “Where the Water Meets the Land” – Click Here to go to the CD Baby Shop
Kaia’s most recently released album: All the Way, an EP with four songs produced in memory of her late husband, Scott R. Jaeger, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2013, was released October 2015.
This EP features songs four songs. One, “Feel So Much” is a love song celebrating the experience falling in love and finding comfort and trust in the other’s eyes and arms. Another song, “Where the Water Meets the Land,” Kaia calls her “I’m alive so I have to live,” song. Written a few months after her husband’s death, at a time when going on with him seemed so terribly difficult, the song draws on the inspiration that kept Scott strong through his life and the process of dying: places where the water meets the land. It features quotes from great teachers on how to live well taken from a journal her husband kept. Click here to see the lyrics and inspiring quotes. Two other songs, “Stay with Me,” and “All the Way” directly address the complex feelings involved with finding out the love of your life will most likely
“It was a pleasure to host Kaia as a guest on Another Green World at WORT in Madison. It’s apparent- from her impressive guitar-work, beautiful voice, and intentional, evocative lyrics- that she is the real deal when it comes to both singing and songwriting. Our conversation was lively and she speaks about her music with authenticity and grace. Plus, she’s so da*n sweet! We’d have her back anytime.” Katie Hutchinson and Farmer Shaun, Another Green World WORT FM 89.9 Madison, Wis.
“Your music speaks to my soul.” (listener and supporter of the One Breath album crowdfunding project)
“When a CD is as sparsely orchestrated as Seams of My Heart is, the lyrics need to help carry the load, and they do. Fowler is a tremendous lyricist. Her lyrics paint pictures, and her musical notes add the color to her songs. She wrote all the songs on this CD and deserves all the credit for creating such works of art. . . . I really, really like this CD. I have seen Fowler live and her performances are true to this recording. There were not a lot of studio tricks here. Just really great songs performed by great musicians, and that equals a great recording. Watch for Fowler playing in your area.” ~ Andy Ziehli, Americana Gazette
Disclaimer: All content and services, including the terms “artist-healer,” “healing,” and “healing arts”, do not represent medical treatments and are not meant to replace medical or therapeutic treatment by licensed practitioners. Kaia’s contribution to wellness complements traditional licensed therapies and is not meant to replace professional advice or treatment.