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Little Hands @ BBC Music Video Festival 2013.

This is a video where the film led to the music, rather than the other way round. Find out the story of how Mher Hovvvyan’s short film inspired London based Venustribes to compose for it.


Mher Hovvyan’s images express what words can’t say. And our music gave a voice to those who very often are not seen or heard. We wrote the song for survivors of child abuse; emotional, sexual, physical. Mher made his film for humanity. Where do the two messages meet? Children are the warriors and peacekeepers, the victors, victims and survivors. The followers, leaders, lovers, husbands, wives, parents of tomorrow.

... travelling again ....

The shaman is always first initiated via a profound encounter with her (his) own helplessness and feeling of being shattered, prior assuming the mantle of healer.

Peter A. Levine (Trauma Researcher)

Red Gaia Awards Finalist

Song Red Gaia a finalist in the Eco Arts Awards 2013 http://www.ecoartsawards.com/2013-winners.html

Jose De Champ: "Red Gaia was infused by James Lovelock’s ‘Gaia principle’; with Earth or Gaia and all it’s inhabitants being one self-regulating system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. Human beings as part of an amazingly beautiful All-one Gaia System ... you may also call it earth-system. Perhaps this has been largely forgotten ... and Red Gaia is an apocalyptic manifestation of this state of mind ..."

Virginia's Song - Love it For What it Is

The song was inspired be the great Virginia Woolf ... her take on acceptance and - ultimately - on letting go. Enjoy!

“Dear Leonard. To look life in the face. Always to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it. To love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard. Always the years between us. Always the years. Always the love. Always the hours.” Virginia Woolf

YOGI CULTURE: Hermann Hesse whilst writing novel "Siddhartha"

“Europe is beginning to sense … that the overblown one-sidedness of its intellectual culture (most clearly expressed in scientific specialisation) is in need of a correction, a revitalisation coming from the opposite pole. This widespread yearning is not for a new ethics or a new way of thinking, but for a culture of the spiritual function that our intellectual approach to life has not been able to provide. This is a general yearing not so much for a Buddha or a Laotze but for a yogic capability. We have learned that humans can cultivate it’s intellect to an astonishing level of accomplishment, without becoming master of its soul.”

Novelist Hermann Hesse, around 1920