Judith-Kate Friedman

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About Judith-Kate Friedman

Hello music and arts-loving people! Welcome to my Patreon place.

We connect at a crucial time. I think you know me or will soon.

At essence, my life and work are about love, music and transformation. For 30+years I’ve worked in the “gig economy” adding my voice to the greater weave of life, seeking to be of service through song and arts. I’ve worked on stage and off as a catalyst/ teacher/advocate, toured in the US and beyond, made records. Those and other forms are now emerging.

Your financial and creative support (contributing the cost of a fancy coffee, meal, night at the theater or more if you can) places a log on my home hearth…stokes the signal fire I tend.Your contribution put nutrients directly into the soil of new growth. Thank you!

In gratitude, your support gives you a front row seat/back-stage pass to my current work in Song, Story, Poetry, Film (newly), Radio, Essay, Visuals and Whatever else unfolds. My aim is to make relevant, timely and timeless work, stay true to my passions and uphold high regard for language, deep listening and the people of every culture, land and generation.

There have always been two parts to my work: creative artist and facilitator-instigator.
The more courageous and active I keep becoming as an expressive human, artist and activist the more I share what I’m finding in both forms: produced work and interactive experiences.

If I do my job well, you’ll hear from me at least monthly here on Patreon.
I’ll share new work and musings and host concerts, cultural events and conversations.
These will be times to kindle truths, raise up love and embody justice.
For as Cornel West says: “Justice is what Love looks like in public.”

Amidst changes of mythic proportions–pandemic, systemic hatred and oppression, climate crisis, threats to democracy, growing awareness and denial–we need arts more than ever. We need songs, beauty, warmth, and hope, born of honesty, gravitas and grace, kindness and presence. Most of all, we need each other. We need to share our stories and truths in all their colors, shapes and sounds. And to sing. Singing awakens everything.

Like you, I have many issues and irons in the fire. Complexity, tenderness, holding paradox.
I've sometimes worried about being too much, but it's not that life is too much. Life teaches us what we can do. And as Daniel Deardorff said: “If it’s not impossible, it’s not worth doing!”

If you’ve read this far, here’s a sampling of what’s in store:
• Musically: voice, a cappella and with guitar, sometimes piano. Solo and in collaboration. Improvised and composed. Experiments with instrumental works using digital instruments (to sketch compositions) paired with filmic images.
• Myth and poetics: poems and drawings from my master’s degree work in Myth and Poetics of Imagination this year.
• Online events as noted above and occasional reports from the field as I continue to direct community-based intergenerational music initiatives through Songwriting Works™ (501c3) and to serve as a consultant. These projects and trainings champion arts for elders and youth, liberate the musician within, connect songwriters with communities and build health-catalyzing, meaningful connections between people who neurocognitively and physically diverse.
• The Mythsinger Legacy Project: I am now the steward of the writings, teachings and music of Daniel ‘3D’ Deardorff whose book ‘The Other Within: The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture and Psyche’ will be published in a 3rd edition from Inner Traditions in 2022.
Closer to year-end there’s talk of book discussion groups; let me know if you’d be interested!

In these wild and changing times I look forward to the gift of your presence in my life and mine in yours. As we do what humans have always done–find ways to survive with integrity and souls centered, help and love one another, our communities, nations and planet–we'll face, address, grieve, heal and celebrate positive change. Together.
With our voices, dances, visions, gifts and love intact and in touch.

With love, gratitude, story and song,
Judith-Kate

Goals
5 of 108 patrons
My goal is to have 108 patreon pals by my birthday, Nov 3, 2022. Yes, more than a year from now. Why such a long stretch? I picture this community like a slow growing wonder turtle. Is there someone you know that you'd like to invite? NOTE: Every time we reach a multiple of 18 members, I will give a private concert. In Jewish tradition 18 is chai (Khai): which means life. I'd love to given my first chai concert by Sep 1 2021. Spread the word! xo JK
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