❝This is a short, wonderful introduction to the many complexities associated with the academic study of consciousness. As a general introduction to folks who haven't thought much about consciousness, it provides a good overview. I very much enjoyed the original song. ❞ ✍ Dean Radin
❝ A glimpse into the diversity of opinion and research on consciousness that captures the imagination and catapults the conversation. The accompanying music and its lyrics are as probing, engaging and reflective as the interviews ❞ ✍ The Reverend James Proper, Long Beach, California
❝Well done. A good job in keeping it brief, but exploring the issues from different points of view, showing how little agreement there is - and how open the questions are. ❞ ✍ Rubert Sheldrake, author
❝ Wow. I'm 6 mos late in experiencing these delicious philosopher mind bytes, with great music to stimulate the 3 llbs of whatever is oscillating up there. Each proclamation either tickles or rankles one's "self" - if there is such a thing of course. So much more stimulating than the drool inducing interviews of the "great minds." Going to download Consciousness music right now and start dancing. ❞ ✍ Maryann Pearson
❝ Hello Lora & Kevin Thank you. Watching it again ! Great job... it was so crazy on site... looks like you got great interviews and it was shot beautifully... Congratulations to you both. ❞ ✍ Abi Behar Montefiore, Assistant Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona
He has an angry temper From time to time will cry So She arches out her gentile form Across the gloomy sky Her beauty so astounds him That His tears cease to fall So She slowly fades away Until she hears another call
He often feels neglected When lonesomeness abounds So She stretches out her gentile wings Hovering around And Her gracefulness astounds him He no longer is alone But he wishes he could sense the peace She has always known
By Lora Nigro Mixed Media ➳ Lora Nigro & David Shrank
Lora Nigro founded 11th Story, brand design & content creation, after earning her B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the plentiful advertising agency positions reaping both management and creative territories.
Kevin Rutkowski ➳ Producer, guitarist, editor, educator
Kevin Rutkowski daylights at MATC, Milwaukee Area Technical College, since this 1994, bringing innovative educational technology solutions to the population.
Man's Quest Finds Family circle is Closer than He Knew
Vincent Gaudes ➳ Cinematographer, producer
Vincent Gaudes has a keen eye for the visual component of telling other people's stories, down to an increment of a frame. He is a fine artist, specialty painter and designer of interior and exterior spaces.
Rob McWilliam ➳ Music contributor
Rob McWilliam bestowed stand-up & electric bass, piano, organ, keyboards and bagpipes on Sometimes Y’s tracks. The independent music professional is an organist at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
The married multi-media team of Lora Nigro and Kevin Rutkowski from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has compiled nearly three decades of diving into the deep end of the pool through integral art.
A year from their first serendipitous encounter at a local poetry reading, Rutkowski started writing acoustic guitar riffs around Nigro's lyrics and melodies in her Eastside studio apartment. They formed the recording group Sometimes Y and released two EP’s, "I Am" and "That’s Not What I Heard" produced with Emmy award winning composer, Peter Buffett.
I Am the album brought the 11th Story artists together for keeps. The four year endeavor with an epic timber was mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine. It garnered back to back WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for best artist. Experience I Am the album 20th Anniversary video release.
Vincencnt Gaudes ➳ "I Am Cover" oil painting
That's Not What I Heard
Incubated through live performance, That's Not What I Heard is rooted down to electric and organic acoustic guitars melded with the emotive swells of the Chapman Stick®.
THE DEEPER YOU GO "Milwaukee Film Makers document the meaning of consciousness" ➳ Shepherd Express