Music is a universal language. So many of the ideas expressed here can be described with words, but can better be felt through creative expression. The Blocks of Life music collaboration, like the blog posts, explores the elements of a meaningful life, but through music. Each song is a creative statement of the ideas expressed in the blog through its lyrics and the emotional content. The musical styles are extremely varied, with influences of rock, funk, folk, and classical music, the only limit being the expression of the idea.

We are just beginning this musical exploration, and much more will be added to the music below soon.

 


New Day

Genre: Classical Piano

New Day is associated with the blog post, Personal Resilience—Thriving During the Hard Times, and is a musical interpretation of the Poem, A New Day Will Dawn.

 


The Lake

Genre: Vocal/Acoustic

The Lake is associated with the blog post, Foundations—Building Your Life from the Ground Up.

 

 


Top of the Hill

Genre: Tone Poem

Top of the Hill is associated with the blog post, Moving On, and is a musical interpretation of the Poem, Top of the Hill.

 


Reality of Two

Genre: Tone Poem

Reality of Two is associated with the blog post, Desperate, and is a musical interpretation of the Poem, Reality of Two.

 

 


This Reality

Genre: Funk Rock

This Reality associated with the blog post, Acceptance.

 

 

Blocks of Life is coordinated by Pete Wiley, who plays guitar, bass, and keyboards, and is the principal songwriter. Collaborators include John Komosa (drums), Tim Haverland (vocals), Joe Macker (guitar), Peter “The Boy” Wiley (drums, guitar, and vocals), Jacqui Wiley (vocals), Catherine Wiley (vocals), and Chris Clement (mixing and mastering engineer), with the potential for many others in upcoming releases. The lineup changes from song to song, and the combination of musicians and their vision for their parts adds to the interpretation of music and the feel of the song.