From early days living in London, I felt called by the spirit of sound, particularly through the exquisite quality of great words – like those written by great poets such as Shakespeare, Byron, Blake and Keats. Words deeply inspired me, and opened a gateway through my consciousness, through imagination to spirit. This significantly occurred when I’d evolved away from an earlier confusion with Synesthesia. Synesthetic people possess a sensory crossover (either singular or multiple), and in my case this meant I saw sound as a light force, as well as interpreting its significance through the spoken word. Lamentably, as a result of synesthesia I found it almost impossible to read effectively until puberty, much to the chagrin of my Teachers. However, at twelve or thirteen, I began to interpret through sound what I was hearing in my soul.
One of the proverbs that helped me see as a child was scribed by William Blake, whom I felt very closely connected to, having seen his spirit in St James’s Piccadilly when I was about six or seven. Childhood was filled with similar visions, particularly of Ghosts, Angelic Orbs and the Elemental Spirits from nature.
“The human imagination: throws off the temporal that the eternal might be established.”
Professional life began in the early 1970′s, having trained as an Actor/Teacher specializing in Voice & Theatre Studies. I soared through the richness of the voices that existed then, for this was a time when many Repertory Theatres burgeoned throughout the United Kingdom, allowing one to learn the exciting spell-craft of the Actor.