About

 

j4Magnetic Wind focuses on organic and electronic blends of ambient music with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift and meditation music.  Ancestry, autobiography, relationship and faith are predominant themes in her work.

I am a seventh generation artist coming from a long line of illustrators, musicians and glassworkers. I’m always exploring media and consider my art making a spiritual practice as well as multidisciplinary.  I am fundamentally an observer of life that sees moving works and musical scores in my head.  Images I am drawn to call from internal and external experiences.  My mixed media and abstract works come from the Source through a meditative, intuitive process,  Regardless of subject matter, my images are meant to sing of a story that is unheard by common ears.

With sound, she performs under the name Magnetic Wind (instrumental/meditation/ambient) as well as singer songwriter under Jess Mesawzee Waters.  Her music typically reflects  deeply emotional content both in dark, light/ethereal and spiritual constructs.   Her musical study includes The UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College, and The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Creative Expression).

Her original compositions have been released on the following labels: Rain, Endless Ascent, Sound4Good, EPD (Portugal), Free Floating, BWF Recording, JWM, Magnetic 5280 and Divine Alchemy. Her music is available img_1989 (1)commercially on CD Baby, iTunes and various other electronic distributors with physical CD’s available at Amazon.com. She has had her work played on KCUR’s NightTides, Stillstream.com, Nightscaping with Har, Disorganized Sound with Dr. Steve, Sadayatana, Mysterious Semblance with Tange, Metlay, Time Drone with Jack Hertz, SomaFM Space Station Soma, Animas Lumina (Brazil), This Ambient Life, AiiRadio with Steven Barber , Radio Mystic (Santa Fe), Our Place Radio, At Water’s Edge and One World Radio (UK) and many more stations around the world.  She rarely departs to  dark ambient, but when she does, it is hauntingly memorable.  Alan Herrick of Netlabelism.com featured her album La Petite Morte in 2011, where it found rave reviews for it’s haunting sound and the departure from her signature drifting ethereal.

Her music consistently ranks in the top 30 spins preferred by listeners on Soma FM’s Mission Control and S.F. 10-33, where she also has several individual tracks in the top 25 of various categories.

“My work reflects my emotional and conceptual interpretation of the world, my autobiography and elements of genealogy and nature, celebrating spirit.”

Education:

Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

MFA-IA studies, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA

Rocky Mountian College of Art and Design

M.A. Regis University, Denver

B.S.ED. St Mary College, Leavenworth

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