The purpose of this page is to celebrate Ukrainian culture with a special focus on new music. We in the process world believe that a spirit of creative transformation hovers above and within each cultural tradition, expressing itself in a preservation of the past and an adventure into the future. New music reveals that adventure, but not without incorporating the past into the journey. As Whitehead puts it, the many become one and are increased by one. New music is the increase, the addition, the novelty. It is not meant to be "pleasant" or "entertaining." It is meant to sound the truth of things: the truth of what is and what can be. Sometimes, in the sounding, it is shocking and beautiful at the same time. It is one way that the spirit is present in human life, afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, like a strong wind blowing a Ukrainian flag.
- Jay McDaniel, 2/28/2022