Welcome! My passion is creating music that inspires the soul and nourishes the spirit. ‘Infinite Bounty’, my 7th album on the theme of detachment is now available, as well as a piano instrumental CD entitled ‘Glimmerings’, as featured in the movie ‘Grace’. Browse my music page to listen to other releases and to view my arts and crafts projects on the Art Creations page. Also take a moment to visit a new page on the site of resources on love and marriage. Enjoy!
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‘Lay Not on Any Soul’ is a collaboration with talented musician, Ali Youssefi, who sings his part beautifully in Spanish. Composing duets is a passion of mine as I love the intermingling of languages and how they influence each other. At 1:52 magic happens when our voices harmonise together as the song builds. At the end of the piece you can hear how the two languages mesh with one another in one voice of unity.
I chose to set these potent words to music as it is an important reminder for how we should care for one another as family members of one human race.
I love creating beautiful artistic items that inspire and bring meaning to people’s lives. Recently I made several art magnets to give as gifts to friends…and they loved them! So I decided to create more so that other friends could also be uplifted and inspired. They are now available for purchase and come in sets of four (they are also sold individually and come in 2 different sizes).
Each canvas has splashes of turquoise, sea green, scarlet or prussian blue against a background of gold, and is adorned with an uplifting quotation. I create them using art knives, toothpicks and my fingers on a mini canvas. Of course, each one will vary slightly as it is an original work of art.
Here is a link to the art magnets which are on sale individually and as a set of 4 magnets. They make great gifts and are perfect for use on motivational boards, refrigerator doors, etc! Last but not least, here is a 15% discount for the first purchase on the Etsy craft site. Enjoy!
A few days ago I shared a beautiful montage of newborns accompanying the ‘Prayer for Infants’ that I recently set to music. I received so many wonderful photographs from all over the world and wish I could have used them all. In order to thank all the parents for their submissions, I have created a collage below of some of the photos that were not included in the montage.
I was also very honored to receive some photos from a friend of mine whose son has Down Syndrome. Luckily we received his photos just in time to include a couple of them in the ‘Prayer for Infants’ montage. This sweet baby has been hospitalized numerous times since his birth and has fought for his life each time. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they have endured so much.
Thank you again to all the parents who sent in photos. Below is a collage of some more beautiful babies. And here is a link to the ‘Prayer for Infants’ montage.
A few months ago I released a track entitled, ‘Prayer for Infants’ for my just-born nephew. I would love to create a photo montage of newborns to accompany the music and need your help with photographs of babies (newborns up to several months old) for the slideshow/video.
If you have some lovely close-up photographs of your children as newborns and would like to share them for the montage, kindly submit the photograph(s) to my email address: elika @ elikamahony.com with files of 1 MB or above.
If you know of friends with young babies who you think would like to be a part of this project, please forward this on to them also.
If you haven’t yet heard the track, you can hear the full piece below:
I am honoured that my music was chosen to be used in a movie called ‘Grace’ about a young woman on her road to recovery. My piano instrumental piece, ‘Glimmerings’, plays in two pivotal moments in the movie and I’m thrilled my music is part of a project for healing and recovery.
September is National recovery month in the U.S and the movie is being promoted once again and is available to be streamed all around the world. For more information on how to watch the movie, go to: www.gracethemovie.us
Today (July 18) is Nelson Mandela Day, a day that celebrates a phenomenal individual who inspired and touched the lives of many. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison during the period of apartheid in South Africa. Yet the injustice he endured never embittered him, nor did it cause him to seek revenge on those who wronged him. On the contrary, he emerged from prison to lead his country in a process of reconciliation and unity building. He is a shining example of the power of love to overcome all.
For 95 years he strove to make the world a better place, so today, on his birthday, people everywhere can celebrate and honour his life by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world. And if ever there was a time for people to stand for love, unity and forgiveness, that time is now.
A few years ago, I set one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite poems, Invictus, to music. In times of difficulty, he would turn to this poem for inspiration and solace. This is one of my favourite compositions because of the melody and the emotion in the piece. I feel the song captures the essence of the poem. Here is a link to listen to and purchase ‘Invictus’. Be sure to watch the video below created by my son. It moves me every time I watch it.
The two passages below are beautiful reminders of the importance of detaching ourselves from the things of this world. I often try to recall these quotations when life brings challenges which is why I chose to set them both to music in order to memorise them. They are available on the album ‘Fire and Gold’, a CD on the theme of tests and difficulties.
Below are the lyrics:
The world is but a show, vain and empty, a mere nothing, bearing the semblance of reality. Set not your affections upon it… The world is like a vapor in a desert, which the thirsty dreameth to be water and striveth after it with all his might, until when he cometh unto it, he findeth it to be mere illusion. -Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 328.
O Son of Being! Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test the gold, and with gold We test Our servants. -Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic #55.