Archive for March 7th, 2014

Ari Kinarthy – The Lion’s Journey

The Lion's JourneyMusic is my greatest passion and having people enjoy my music brings me such joy. I never thought I would be able to not only create beautiful songs but also perform them live! That’s all thanks to a technology called the “Soundbeam.” This technology lets me utilize my wheelchair movement to create musical notes on a scale.

When I create music I try to explore as many styles as I can. I have written songs in the style of Jazz, Rock, Orchestral and several others. I would have to say that Orchestral and Jazz are fighting for my favourite.

I was born with a genetic disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy(type 2). SMA is a progressive disability that continues to weaken the muscles as the years go by.

In 2007, I was introduced to the Soundbeam. I thought it was a brilliant device and have used it to create music ever since. I consider myself as a composer but also as a musician because I can perform on stage using the Soundbeam. Music helps me cope with my condition and lets me express what I’m going through. I’m so grateful to be able to share this with you.

This album features my work from 2008 – early 2010 and is now available at CDBaby.