Amidst the knotty forests of Oregon tucked neatly in the suburbs of Portland, lives the lovely and talented Kyrstyn Pixton. YES TRiBE recently had the pleasure of spending the evening with her and her husband, Mathias (sorry, gents). It was a magical night filled with conversation, libation, and a bubbling hookah. Join us as we delve into the mind of Kyrstyn Pixton and discuss such topics as her album, 2012 and open source sharing.
We skipped our way through the forest to come upon the cozy home Kyrstyn lives in with her husband, Mathias, who is finishing his Doctorate in philosophy. After warm welcomes and a quick tour, we sit down at a round table to a glowing hookah and over 6 hours of bawdy, amusing, and insightful conversation.
Kyrstyn started making music at the age of 5, pounding on the piano in the family home and singing all the time. At age twelve, she began recording everything that she could. This allowed her to find her musical groove through her schooling. In 2007, she began using Ableton Live and hasn’t looked back.
She sites Joanna Newsome as her largest musical influence to date, sprinkled with some 90’s female singer-songwriters such as Tori Amos and Ani DiFranco. She also has a large love for classical music, like Beethoven and Chopin, but also enjoys contemporary artists such as Akara. What was a bit unexpected was her love of trance music.
Good thing that she had this love, because it shines bright in her evolving sound.
One of the incredible things about Kyrstyn’s music is the production value. It is highly produced, twisted and tweaked in the studio to perfection. One of her biggest challenges is to translate that sound to the live venue. Typically, this looks like more of an acoustic show, where Kyrstyn plays the piano and sings her melodious tunes with little to no effects. This works well for her as her favorite places to play are those “…intimate spaces where everyone is in it together, and listening, where people are more interested in ascension and ideas beyond the verbal and visual scapes and scopes. The sound quality of actual audio as opposed to digitized audio…is entirely different, I can feel it in my blood…”
However, a live electronic show is in the works and we are eagerly looking forward to that.
Through and through, Embyrs is a sweetly epic serenade through time, space and everything in between. The album was set to be called Embyros and Ashes, until her Dad mentioned to her a meaning that she hadn’t seen.
Kyrstyn accurately claims the lead track, Crusade, to be the anthem of the album. The beautiful journey through aural soundscapes of some forgotten expedition was one of those songs that needed perfect timing and conditions to come through.
Kyrstyn also co-wrote a number of tracks on the newest Lynx album, On The Horizon, including Burning Bone, Rising Tide, Northern Rain and Youngblood.
Recently Miss Pixton found her album on a torrent site, free to download. She responded by posting on Facebook about her discovery and the admitted that she was not sure how to feel about it.
She admits to having used torrent sites herself, when she couldn’t afford to pay. We then dive into a diatribe on the significance of open source sharing and how sharing acts symbiotically with progress.
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And where these issues are coming up in society, we are encountering a reality where we can copy and multiply value, digitally, through media and through information. Most money these days is just a multiplication of 1’s and 0’s in a database somewhere. Now, you can copy that information without inherently harming that person, you aren’t taking anything away from them by copying. And so we start to see this new perspective where we can copy things into infinity and have total abundance.
In the future, the age where we are able to replicate everything, matter and all, from the atomic nanoscale, the currency won’t be money anymore. It will be creativity, original ideas and thoughts. And by sharing the gifts and talents freely, we provide a groundwork for other people to work from, inspiration that moves them to create. We can feel joy and appreciation that someone loves what we are doing so much that they~~
Finally, we ask Kyrstyn about her thoughts on 2012 and the great shift. She replied that she wasn’t sure, but kept an open-minded skepticism about it all. She also said that she didn’t think that our Earth Consciousness shifting had a huge impact in the galactic scheme of things.
As the hour got late, Kyrstyn offered to play us a few songs, including an amazing rendition of her anthem, Crusade. Enjoy.
Kyrstyn Pixton and her husband, Mathias, are incredible spirits, shining love and knowledge wherever they are and whoever they meet. YES TRiBE fully endorses and supports their beings. Thanks you for the light that you shine. Blessings.