When I swim 1,000 metres in the morning, the jump into the cold water makes me quite awake for the day. I consciously repeat the strokes in the water evenly, calmly and fluently. And love the clear water, which I visually absorb.
I fill up on the breakpoint that occurs when the eye is half underwater and half in the air, and take this clear moment into the studio. My awareness of my body is then quite fresh and pure.
I start to compose sound pictures from the experience of the water. The pure clear power in the water gives me something that I then transpose as an artist. I do this by composing and reconciling the sound images with myself. The movement in the picture is produced automatically by perceiving and implementing every impulse. I am then very attentive to my actions.
Being in the water gives me joy and gratitude. The joy is always different.
Sometimes I give a prayer or mantra to every breath or stroke.
This intuitive being in the present allows me to work creatively.