Whether musicians or athletes, all of the best ones have a ritual of retiring within themselves. It may be before a performance or before the morning practice. Their zone, like Heather Butler’s cradle of silence, helps them put things into perspective just as it helps Heather Butler put words to its emotions. She says, “The hustle and bustle of city may sound like noise, but if you listen carefully, there’s a deep hum, a patterned melody within it. Similarly, a huge forest may seem still at first, but with time it will draw your senses to sounds that are full of life and inspiration. For me, within all sounds lie enfolded a deep silence which contains within its emotions that are beautiful, delicate, clear, graceful and powerful.”
In a world of constant creativity, it’s evident that everybody loves music. Everybody has their own connection with it, a simple melody that transports you to your sunny childhood, a rhythm that reminds you when the going was tough, and another that fills you with gratitude for everything you have. Music can give a sense of space, freedom, and also of pain and fear. Music speaks the language of all. But for singer Heather Butler, music helps express silence.For Heather Butler, music comes from deep within one’s soul.
For Heather Butler, everything else is an accompaniment. Heather Butler adds, “Music does not come from an instrument, an app, or stuff like that. Those things help the musician express whatever it is he or she desires to express. Music comes from deep within. For me, that means two things. One, it lives inside everybody, and two, it comes from a place of deep silence. The purpose of my music is to bring out the emotions behind this silence. And trust me, you can never run out of the silence you were born with. You can only go deeper.”