Facilitated by Jesse Davis Selkirk (aka Sleepwreck)
How you do anything is how you do everything. This workshop will offer both practical and
philosophical insights into overcoming the blocks faced by all levels of music producer. These
same techniques can then be applied to bring more authenticity, connection, and happiness
to our daily lives.
The "Personal Transformation Through Music Production" workshop focuses on the ways that
creating and sharing Music requires and promotes the development of personal character and
a strong sense of self. The problems of shame, fear, and pathogenic beliefs are not limited to
musicians, but the Music producer is in a unique position to use her art to confront and
dissolve these issues. This resolution will bring more depth, creativity, and inspiration into her
own life and those of the people around her.
Sleepwreck has been on the artist's path for close to two decades, and has worked with
hundreds of students to help them find their unique creative voice. Having personally worked
through innumerable blocks to establish his current upward trajectory, he is excited to share
his perspective with the festival community. By presenting a series of philosophical insights
(including common pitfalls and best practices) as well as practical exercises, he distills the
wisdom gained from years of experience and work with respected mentors. While helping
participants to identify the emotional patterns that prevent them from creating and sharing
their music to the degree that they would like to, he also clarifies how those patterns show up
in the rest of our lives. Applying the principal of "How you do anything is how you do
everything" he shows how learning to be vulnerable musically translates into more
authenticity, connection and happiness in daily life.
Jesse Davis Selkirk is a songwriter, performer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and innovative
music educator. He has been performing in the transformational festival community since
2011 and most recently released his sophomore EP Disasterpiece with East Van Digital who
has referred to him as "one of the most exciting artists in the lauded West Coast electronic
scene." In 2009 he created the Song Writer's Education And Training project, where he works
with high school students in developing confidence, emotional intelligence, creative thinking,
and goal setting through the songwriting process. He has since worked with over 200
students in 7 schools, including Vancouver's prestigious Sarah McLachlan School of Music.
The "Personal Transformation Through Music Production" workshop was originally presented
through the Caturday Crew's "Caturday College Workshop Series" in Vancouver, and has
since gone on to be hosted by a number of transformational festivals including Shambhala,
Astral Harvest, and Inshala.