Welcome to Inhale! …
the historic interstellar ballroom,
where H+ Transhumans meet the R2D2
LightBeings shimmer the night away to
Interstellar space is a place with
almost no gravity, hovering at near absolute zero without atmosphere
to breathe nor to carry sound. It was a challenge to create a hospitable
place to host a gathering of enlightened beings.
2050 was the year of the first interstellar
4/20 celebration. Representatives from Earth’s H+ Transhuman
and two extraterrestrial groups met to share their knowledge of existential
survival skills that would not require them to consume sentient life.
They celebrated the event in music and dance with their new-found friends.
The R2D2 Tribe, LightBeings, and Earth’s H+
Transhumans gather to share their space, their music, their dance,
and their spirits. It is here at the historic Inhale! ballroom where
this album was recorded live.
And to support this new friendship,
every year since then, on 4/20 Earth-time, all species that don’t consume
sentient life have been invited to interstellar sector Alpha Centauri to
H and H+ Transhumans
H refers to the human
condition -- its triumph and pride, its chaos and despair, and its ultimate
foundation of love. After years of struggle humans finally add the
+ (plus) to our humanity and become H+ Transhumans.
When we no longer kill other sentient beings we are worthy of joining the
One of the first CosmicElder
intense light waves with their glistening, iridescent, gossamer wings.
They flutter their pearlescent wings with shimmering excitement.
At the Inhale!
to greet, hug, and dance with the other beings made of the light-matter.
Their kisses are luminous and their movements entwine with the others in
a merging and parting of color and light. They had developed
the cosmic power to create love and compassion where there had been none.
In Earth’s 21st century, they have committed to join with the R2D2
Tribe and with the new
to create love
and compassion throughout the cosmos.
The first of the atomic/molecular
assembled beings, they partner with the LightBeings to harvest
the abundant photonic energy of the stars. Later they joined the
truly immortal beings, not in need of consuming sentient life to survive.
They have committed to share the abundance of their cosmic experience and
insights about how to achieve immortality with the other
1. Inhale 2:04
The LightBeings and
Tribe welcome their new friends, the H+ Transhumans
the Inhale! interstellar ballroom and 4/20 celebration. H+
Transhumans are newly emerging beings in the respected world of
loving CosmicElders attending this year’s Expo and holiday
2. Pride 3:09
New to the party, the H+
perform a parade to celebrate the peace and sheer joy
of existence without domination of others.
3. Slow Time 4:55
H+ Transhumans performed
this ode to those who waited supportively in “slow time” for their incarcerated
loved ones to be returned to freedom after the drug wars were over and
there was an end to prohibition on planet Earth.
4. Homecoming 3:25
The LightBeings welcome
us across the myriad of stars. For we are all starborne --
just in different times, in different ways. Beyond even consciousness,
we all share our spirits.
5. Sativa Dance
H+ Transhumans lead
the first 4/20 celebration with music and dance from the warmest places
of our Sun’s blue Earth.
6. Breathe Free
us as we all breathe together with open hearts. We all breathe free
because no being needs to, ever again, consume any other being for existential
survival. The game has finally changed for good!
7. Chiba Chiba
H+ Transhumans lead
the 4/20 celebration with music and dance from Earth’s sometimes hot cultures.
8. Riffin’, Ganja Style
Beyond humanity’s early 21st
century Psy and Gangnam style is H+ Transhumans music and
dance that is Riffin’ Ganja Style -- from seemingly disjointed,
nonsensical ramblings through witchy, phantasmagoria -- and then back into
9. Full-Melt Tango
H+ Transhumans share
their dances, showing the poignancy of life on our blue planet and nostalgia
mixed with hope and love.
10. Violet Flame
their miraculous power to create love and compassion with their luminous
kisses and colorful light dance.
the R2D2 Tribe and H+ Transhumans in a celebration
of the future of consciousness and love.
12. Love Returns
H+ Transhumans sing
with their heartstrings to the CosmicElders of their hope
for the future.
ROBERT BORNN AND LAURA WORTH
For the Inhale!
album Robert Bornn improvises on synthesizer with Laura Worth on vocals.
Robert and Laura first began performing and recording together in Puget
Sound in 2004 (alto recorder, vocals, Xylimba, kalimba, African drums,
and piano). Their first album as a duo was Love Is…
sharing evocative music to honor love with original improvisational, instrumental,
and vocal duets. Beginning in 1997 they had founded, performed, and
recorded with their DIAJ ensemble (Drummers in a Jam) in
the San Francisco Bay Area. Through their original FutureAge
music, dance, and film, they present a vision of a positive, non-violent
ARTIST, ROBERT BORNN
Robert Bornn, a master psychoacoustican,
plays the synthesizer on the Inhale! album. The synth lends
itself to Robert’s original, improvisational expressions. Each track
is recorded in one sitting and undertaken with the wild sparkle and courage
of his musical convictions.
Robert created electronic music innovations
in the 60s. He now brings a lifetime of acoustic creativity and musical
sensibility to his electronic music on the synthesizer. He delights
us by weaving his original acoustic ideas into innovative electronic beats
and melodies. With spontaneity and style he combines his choice of
electronic tracks with the brilliance of his own grooves.
Whether soloing on the synth or joined
with Laura Worth’s vocals, he demonstrates his mastery of the call-and-response
motif that is so integral to the West African and Congolese music and rhythms
he has embraced throughout his musical career.
Robert first learned percussion and
hand drumming in the 50s on the subways and streets of New York City. He
was later influenced by the West Coast Congolese and West-African master
drummers and instrumentalists he played with. Creating original percussion
music for more than five decades, he also founded DIAJ (Drummers in a Jam)
for San Francisco Bay Area drummers and dancers in the early 90s.
Robert wrote, directed, produced and
performed in Sweet California (1997), an African-inspired performance of
original and traditional music and dance, including his original ballet,
California Suite (1997); and The World Is You (2001), an original World
Beat music and dance performance. He was the founding director of
DIAJ performing group and producer of the DIAJ CD, Pangaea: Old World,
New Visions (1998), also featuring Laura and the late Ma Boukaka, Congolese
American entertainer, teacher, and inspiration for generations of drummers.
In 2003 he founded SeaDrift Media
Productions to produce and distribute his film, art, and music. Robert
is featured playing Xylimba and hand drums on his album, Ocean's Edge-Spirit's
Journey, which he also directed, filmed, and produced as a non-violent,
nature art film on DVD (2004).
Robert and Laura wrote, produced,
and performed in Lights of the Sound, a multi-media sound-driven light
show and performance event, directed by Robert in collaboration with other
community-based artists, on Vashon Island in December, 2004.
In 2005 Robert recorded his improvisational
Discovery Suite on piano for Here and Now, the second in his CD/film series,
Ebb and Flow. In 2008 he released his third nature art film in that
evocative series, the prescient Bird Dreams, available on YouTube (add
link to link section).
In 2009 Robert produced the 2-CD album,
Mouyami, including his featured improvisational performances with Ma Boukaka
Robert and Laura began performing
and recording as the SoundMoments duo in Puget Sound in 2004.
They performed and recorded their album, Love Is… together
in 2012. They continue to perform at various community events around
Puget Sound, including the Vashon Island Music Festival and Hempfest.
ARTIST, LAURA WORTH
Laura Worth contributed her vocals
to the Inhale! album. In the recording studio, as she listened to
the music emanating from Robert Bornn’s synth, she spontaneously felt compelled
to contribute to this new music. Each of the her songs unfolded spontaneously
in the musical, in-the-moment setting Robert invited her to join.
His sensitivity to call-and-response, the ebb and flow of communication
through music, made the music work. After years of making music with
acoustic instruments and voice, this early welcoming by Robert made it
possible for her to explore adding voice to this new electronic medium.
Laura played the recorder in the 70s
for personal enjoyment and to entertain her friends. In the early
90s she learned the basics of African-inspired hand drumming from San Francisco
Bay Area teachers. She cofounded DIAJ (Drummers in a Jam) with Robert
Bornn to foster development of a local music community based on African-inspired
music. In 1998 she began improvising original melodies on the alto
recorder for their DIAJ performing ensemble.
Laura co-produced and performed in
Sweet California in 1997 and The World Is You world beat music and fusion
dance event in 2001. She performed and recorded with DIAJ, including
her featured performances with Ma Boukaka and Robert on the DIAJ CDs, Pangaea:
Old World New Visions (1998) and Mouyami (2009).
In 2002 Laura began improvising vocals,
drums, and alto recorder performances and recording with Robert in Mendocino,
California. She is featured playing alto recorder on Ocean's Edge-Spirit's
Journey, available as a CD and a film on DVD (2004). Robert and Laura
began performing and recording as the SoundMoments duo in
Puget Sound in 2004. They performed and recorded their album, Love
Is… together in 2012.
PUBLISHER: SEADRIFT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
SeaDrift Media Productions produces
and markets a variety of film and other media created by founders, Robert
Bornn and Laura Worth. Through original alternative art film, music,
and dance our mission is to entertain with non-violent images and ideas
while inspiring awe, curiosity, and creativity. We present a vision
of a positive non-violent future through FutureAge music,
dance, and film. Please visit our website at www.SeaDriftMedia.com
for video and audio downloads and more about us.
Songwriting: Robert Bornn
and Laura Worth
Executive Producer and Artistic
Director: Robert Bornn
Arrangements: Robert Bornn
and Laura Worth
Liner/Album Notes: Robert Bornn
and Laura Worth
Lyrics: Robert Bornn and Laura
Photos/Art Work: Robert Bornn
Production Manager: Laura
Engineering, Digital Recording,
Mix Down, Digital Master: Robert Bornn
Recorded at SeaDrift Media Studio,
Vashon Island, Washington
Copyright © 2013 by Robert Bornn.
All rights reserved.
(P) 2013 by Robert Bornn, dba SeaDrift
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PO Box 2443, Vashon, WA 98070