Kathy Wonson Eddy
With soaring melodies, evocative texts, mystical harmonies, and voices of nature, Kathy Wonson Eddy's music reveals the transcendent in everyday life.
"For me, composition is a spiritual practice. My music springs from the awe I feel at the beauty of Vermont where I live and the ocean’s tidal places where I grew up. Writing music flows from my desire to respond to the miraculous gifts of love and meaning. It is a way for me to say thank you to God, to remind myself and others to pay attention, to live mindfully and gratefully in this one life we have been given. Sometimes my music emerges from sorrow—pieces which memorialize those I have loved who have died. In these challenging times in which we live, my music is increasingly a response to social injustice. My compositions call us to work for equality and peace, to celebrate diversity, and to respond to the urgent cry of Mother Earth to care for her waterways, seas, creatures, plants, and dome of sky. I am inspired by ancient mystical texts: I stand on the shoulders of centuries of poets and holy ones whose words wake us up. I also enjoy working with contemporary lyricists, especially my husband Robert Merrill Eddy."
Composer's Web Page: https://kathywonsoneddy.com/