"I love having really solid work that represents who I was at that time," said Simons-Araya. "It helps me understand myself now. What's strange about it is just how absurd it seems, the older I get, that an eight-year-old would be writing songs that were so reflective."
Simons-Araya thinks that most children are capable of deep self-reflection.
"All my songs came from deep feelings I had. I think everyone has those deep feelings in them as kids," she said. "It is just a matter of being taught techniques of identifying them with words. My mom studied child development, and was a teacher. She home-schooled Isaac and I, and did a lot of intentional things to help us identify our feelings......... MORE HERE
Emma has been composing and designing the music for the upcoming production of The Tempest, at the Burnight Center Theatre. Come peek into the dark world of William Shakespeare's final play, set on a circus/steampunk shipwrecked island. This show features a wide variety of instruments and circus acts. More info, tickets, and showtimes here!
Hey everyone! Just thought I'd give you an update on what we're up to now that the summer is over. Isaac and I have been super busy with summer jobs, creating art, cutting our own hair, and composing new music (for The Potential Lunatics and for "The Tempest" a college play). All summer Isaac was living at our favorite summer camp in the world as a resident counselor, and I was sewing costumes for Snoopy and Charlie Brown at Knotts Berry Farm.
Although we've been really busy these past couple months we thought we should get in the swing of things again with a few college shows. We hope your summer was as fun/stressful but good/entertaining/memorable as ours.
~Upcoming Shows~ The dA Center for the Arts w/Diners, and West America August 30th, TBA Pomona College
College Radio Day 2015 October 2, 12:30am Long Beach City College
Women's Resource Center Manifesta November 12th, 6-9:00 pm Cal State San Bernardino