WASCO COUNTY, OR





songwrights apothecary lab (one)

wade ︎︎︎


Formwela 1, Formwela 2 and Formwela 3 were composed and developed while residing in Wasco County, OR. The feel and aesthetic of these songs were inspired and encouraged by esperanza’s nourishing encounters with the land and peoples of this arid and sage-drenched region of her home state.


Formwela 1

atmosphere of temple-like calm flooding through and saturating the centrifuge of self

For memorizing, then tuning to internally (via audiation) during acute moments of stress among family, housemates, friends, lovers, colleagues, memories, self-talk, spirits, pets, or other relational dynamics generating incendiary tension. With regular use, the ear’s internal radio system will remember to tune to an atmosphere of temple-like calm, thus reminding the body of its capacity for channeling love’s cooling waters, even in the midst of heated interpersonal climates.

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Formwela 2

gentle vibrational embrace as airs in the room soak-in the latent undercurrent able to envelop and dilate the clench of interpersonal, woe, grief, and/or aggression.

To be discreetly incorporated into a home-scene where interpersonal dynamics are veering toward an all out burn-down. Primarily to be used as back/ ground music, re-reminding you that, despite the present clench or woe or ache or loss or fight or grief, your back is in fact got (back) and the good ground is ever-available (ground). Widens the aperture of receptivity to that omni-present field of restorative light permeating all things at all times in all places. Featuring Ganavya Doraiswamy.

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Formwela 3

a re-membering with the sun’s vast and perpetual blessing as evidenced by one’s own aliveness and capacity for creating within self and community an un-corruptible home-planet

For releasing the heaviness of a seemingly endless blue state. As the weight of holding it all together rains itself free, the blues becomes beautiful in its depth and immensity -becomes a personal sky, receiving and evidencing the sun’s promise of daily renewal and abundance. The senses of spacial awareness become ensuppled to an atmosphere of vastness, steadily breathing and surrounding and available to all things at all times in all places.

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apothecary shop:

(SPRING 2021)


IN COLLABORATION WITH:
SISSY MOON CERAMICS


in stead of coming in a plastic compact disc, or polyvinyl chloride record… songs created in the Songwrights Apothecary Lab are sold along with a functional object, collaboratively designed to embody the intended salutary effect and use(s) of each formwela.
(see details below)

*Sales of these physical formwela counterparts help fund the ongoing experimentations and sharings of the SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB.


base / Formwela 1

to collect during the mess made by incensed smoke

$75

Includes one handmade ceramic incense holder, one fold-out poster, and a high-quality digital download of Formwela 1.



bell / Formwela 2

to re-remember calm ever ringing when given sway

$75

Includes one handmade ceramic bell, one fold-out poster, and a high-quality digital download of Formwela 2.



vessel / Formwela 3

to (re)receive and (re)serve replenishments of choice

$75

Includes one handmade ceramic cup, one fold-out poster, and a high-quality digital download of Formwela 3.