New Online Music Video Combines Technology, History and Hope In A Timely Message

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Independent artist is pioneering the release of an online music video through Web mail. Relevant to current times, this video poses the question of how the effects of our choices are constructing the world we live in. In the wake of hurricane Katrina following numerous warnings by scientists regarding global warming, this message seems particularly pertinent. Within less than a week the email has been passed on to large organizations, posted on many online forums, and has spurred several magazines to approach her for interviews.

Artist’s desire to share vision may also pioneer new ways for independent artists to reach fans.

For artists who long to share their message and art with fans, getting their message out to the world can sometimes be an expensive and complex challenge. Especially when artists do not yet have big budgets or the backing of large companies. By creating a visual masterpiece with virtually no funding, Independent Recording Artist Kristine Robin has demonstrated that simplicity and vision can communicate very nicely, even on a shoestring budget.

More than 50 photographers with more than 70 images from 23 countries come together in Kristine’s new online music video, which is aptly named “Creating the World of our Dreams” and features her song “One is the Sun.” It is freely downloadable and viewable on most any computer, and can be seen at:

http://www.kristinerobin.com/worldofdreams/oneisthesun.html

In a grassroots fashion, Kristine’s video was initially released via email and web announcements to her sizable fan list, which she asked to participate in the release by sharing the link with their friends and colleagues.

Relevant to current times, this video is posing the question of what choices are being made in our everyday lives and how are the effects of those choices constructing the world that we live in. Are we creating the world of our dreams?

Kristine says of the video, "I wanted to show the results of our actions, both good and bad. Ultimately I wanted to leave people with a sense of hope - that there are inventions and alternatives out there, maybe even some that we have never even heard or thought of."

Mixed among the collage of images one sees Palestinians and Israelis working together and an electric car that can go 85 mph for up to 100 miles. However the primary message to which the video eludes is a necessity for humanity to consider how interwoven our everyday choices are with the environment and the imminent world that is being created.

In the wake of hurricane Katrina, following numerous warnings by scientists regarding global warming and the effects this might have on our weather patterns, this message seems particularly pertinent.

The song “One Is The Sun” and the music video were inspired by a Hopi prophecy that speaks of the need to live by nature’s laws for the survival of future generations. A prayer in Native Cheyenne is offered in Kristine’s song by her adopted Cheyenne grandfather, Eugene Blackbear (also known for his role as chief in the film “Last of the Dog Men” with Barbara Hershey.)

Kristine says, “It was important to me to represent Eugene’s prayer in the video by showing the various religions of the world, as a reminder that we each have reverent places we can go to for inspiration, and for solace and rejuvenation in times of despair.”

Less than a week after the email was sent out, it was passed on to large organizations, posted on many online forums, and has spurred several magazines to approach her. Laughing she says, “I suppose I am getting my just reward, because my mailbox has been flooded with responses from people saying how the video has touched them.”

Kristine is a member of ASCAP and The Recording Academy. Her album Everchanging Tides is available from Amazon, CD Baby, http://www.kristinerobin.com, and retail stores across the country (listed on her website.) Another song from her album entitled “The Dark and Light” has been selected by a prominent parenting group as their theme song, and will be featured later on this year in an upcoming film called “Dancer’s Dreams” from Windsong Pictures.

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