Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Celebrate End Of Year - Ariel Kalma 30% Off Digital Catalog!

Hi girls,

(I decided to call everyone girls to change the habit of addressing all groups as 'guys'... what about the ladies?)

So it is that time of the year where we all give something to someone. I have music to give... not completely free (I still need presents for family)... but hey, 30% is not bad hey?

To take advantage of this, go to and when you are ready to pay,enter code:

30%  offanythingfrom Dec 10, 2015to Jan 10, 2016

Wishing you a great time with your girls :-)

With love from Ariel!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

7 December 2015

About Meditation in the Forest:

I have always found bird songs to be inspiring. They have rhythms, melodies, and repetitive patterns… that’s how I like my music too!

Back in the 70’s I experimented a lot with bird songs. I recorded ‘Osmose’, an LP mixing Borneo’s rainforest with my compositions. This album still resonates, actually even more so today for an unknown reason. Maybe our urban lifestyle gives us the need to connect with nature?

I did feel the need to connect with nature after being born and raised in Paris, France. There was so little of it in the city! Now I live near a forest where birds are ever present, so I hear a variety of calls every day! And I sometimes exercise my ears to learn and play along, and when I find a good accompaniment I record.

I named this album ‘Meditation in the Forest’ because these tracks inspire me to go inside and contemplate the beauty of nature.

Listen here:

See the video on Youtube (whole album):

About the video:
Each track has its own flavour. I used photos taken from the forest around me and mixed them with various videos of skies that I also took along the years (I love clouds). 
> In track 4 ‘Promenade en Foret’, I have used a magical light-show of the LED bulbs, featured at the Googleplex headquarter in Mountain View (with permission from the creator, of course). A beautiful mandala of light! > In ‘Floating Escape’, I have used (with permission) some NASA photos of our universe, mixed later with an animated cover of mine. > On ‘Birds Softly Calling’, I made two animated abstracts with amazing interacting colors.

What do you think (or not think if you could relax and let go of the mind) ?

  • Does this help you to sleep? 
  • Does this inspire you to go into nature? 
  • To take a walk in the forest? 
  • To listen more attentively to bird songs?

Share your experience please, I would love some feedback.

Thank you!

Ariel Kalma