I wrote "City Athena" in February of 2021 as a commission for the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California. It was recorded in April with Tauvin Pursley at Invertebrate Records. This is take 2 of the recording, the levels were left untouched and then it was mastered. This is my authentic live sound as a solo musician with this system of sound I have developed. I released my first four albums in 2018 and 2019 through my project The Haunted Theatre. I think this music sounds best turned way up on your speakers, loud enough to break a glass in the kitchen, or through noise cancelling headphones, the bass is magic and those are just my preferences. "City Athena" was mastered in October by Bozho Lasich in San Francisco, California. It is the first song off my fifth album. I am working on a video for it. Released to flight from Vampy The Vampyre Camper
in Abiquiu, New Mexico on 01/11/22.
Thank you for listening, Bright Heart. Sending you love with the song and it is my wish that you will be uplifted by it.
“City Athena” by Sabine Silver
My eyes see the sunrise, hail Apollo of morning ride
Light the sky lanterns, forever never dies
Sail a spirit of listening to the graveyards of evergreen
Wheel of jack tar is a weeping star
These are the graves of the fish suns
They are the fish suns
They climb the lace up the western sky above the lyre of spiderweb
These are the graves of the fish suns, these are the graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns
These are the graves of the fish suns, these are the graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns, forever, forever never dies!
Forever golden harp!
Civic order sow, city Athena appease, city Athena appease
It is what is fair in their thoughts of air
City Athena appease
The morning star is never far, the morning star
Forever never dies!
City Athena appease
The morning star is never far, the morning star
Forever never dies!
City Athena appease, city Athena
This is the sleeping of, this is the sleeping of the dead, it is what they are
This is the blessing of, this is the blessing of the dead, it is what we are
These are the graves of the fish suns, these are the graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns graveyards of the fish suns, graveyards of the fish suns
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My name is Sabine and my life is dedicated to art. I am a harpist and singer and performance artist creating dark psychedelic ballads. I have released four albums with harp and vocals of original music through my project The Haunted Theatre. I am currently working on my 5th album. I look forward to sharing music with you in the future venues.
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Sabine Silver is a Northern California based solo performing avant garde vocalist and harpist. She has been playing the harp for 10 years and for 6 years she has been presenting her dreamy and evocative performance of The Haunted Theatre in Taos, New Mexico, San Diego and Santa Cruz, California. She immersed herself for 2 years in her street performance project Public Harp Therapy and is currently taking an extended break from performance to create her 5th album.
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Santa Cruz MAH "Beyond The Grave"
Performances, April 2021
It was my honour to participate in an event for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History!
I was commissioned to create an original piece of music with harp and vocals to be performed before an audience at the beautiful and historic Evergreen Cemetary in Santa Cruz. I created City Athena, to be released soon.
Both nights of the performances sold out which was wonderful.
It was a dream gig for me, I worked very hard on this piece inspired by this place of history, and I was very excited to share it with my community in an amplified performance within my favorite peaceful graveyard, the one I like to visit anytime I need to feel a greater depth of connection to my own life and ancestors. The song is 27 minutes in length, it was my intention to honor with music the living present there and those who rest within the Evergreen Cemetary.
Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, 2021
4pm - 5pm
261 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Early Bird Pricing through March 25th – $18 General Admission, $10 MAH Members
Join the MAH's new series of multidisciplinary performances at Evergreen Cemetery as artists connect Santa Cruz County's past with the present moment.
Artists and performers introduce new, site-specific work for this series of intimate performances. Inspired by the stories and landscape of the historic Evergreen Cemetery, dancers, spoken word artists, and musicians reimagine the space with new commissions.
April 10th & 11th | Musical Performances
April 24th & 25th | Spoken Word Performances
May 15th & 16th | Dance Performances
April 10th - 11th | Musical Performances
For the inaugural weekend of Beyond Grave, we have commissioned opera singer, Akindele Bankole, avant-garde harpist Sabine Silver, and bilingual folk band, “Los Brownies.” Each artist has crafted a site-specific performance that will have you swaying in your seat, looking upon the cemetery with new eyes. Exploring their personal connections to the history found within the cemetery grounds, these works will connect us all to the people – past and present – of Santa Cruz County.
Hello my beautiful friends, I am so excited that I must tell you, I recorded my Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History commission and new song "City Athena" with Invertebrate Records today, and general admission for Saturday and Sunday night's performances are sold out! Thank you Santa Cruz. I love you. I promise that I will make you and my family proud with this song, I must always present my best work to the people of Earth and I am so proud of this work, just so proud. Thank you for listening to my music and I cannot wait to share "City Athena" with you, it will be my life's honor to do so. Working with Santa Cruz audio engineer and producer and wonderful human Tauvin Pursley today at Invertebrate Records was an awesome experience. Here is a picture from today, yes I was very happy
to have been in the studio today recording!
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
(Project on Hold)
💖Peaceful afternoon amplified instrumental street performances Thursday through Sunday weather permitting broadcasted on Facebook Live for your relaxation and nervous system care. Posted each night to my press kit here 💖
💖I treasure playing my harp for you, it is my life's great honour, it is therapy for me also 100%, and it is my destiny, it is my civic duty, and my spiritual practice, to create and share all of my music with you
💖Thank you for listening💖
Public Harp Therapy
Public Harp Therapy on the Las Vegas Strip July 2020
I adore you Vegas!! Thanks to my dear sister and Mama for having me stay with them in the city during my tour there.
Personal Power Talismans for sale from my ready to wear collection! Thank you so much for looking!
For prices and details ❤️
Box Collection Shipped to Australia!
Spring Equinox 2021 Public Harp Therapy.....Spring is here!!!
Happy 21st Birthday to Mya! Her sweetheart booked me as a surprise for her and their friends at her birthday party. What a lovely time that was this evening, playing dreamy instrumental as the Birthday Queen walked in followed by the songs City Athena and The Alchemist off my first album, and more ambient instrumental during pizza and cake. Awesome local college students appreciative of classically influenced musical experiments and supporting local musicians. Thank you Griffin and Mya and all your really cool friends :)
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Train tracks at Mount Shasta, California, May 2020
In my heart's element singing the songs on my albums from the underground with
Jordan Fickel's Liquid Light Show!
Crossing under the Golden Gate, a solo mariner's adventure at the Lion's Gate Portal Moon in July 2021
July 20th, 2021 Blog
Hello my friends, I hope you are doing well. I apologize with all my heart if anyone needed harp therapy recently and my harp and I were not there. I will be back to sharing music on the street this weekend. I have been in New Mexico and also docked at the marina in Vallejo, I've been growing and learning and healing from shatter and a toll that caught up with me playing solo on the street, fear of being out in the world, strange fears of being in any form, however the tides are changing and my boat and I arrived safe at home a few days ago in my local Santa Cruz harbor, near my favorite anchorage, and I'll be getting back to musical work. My dream came true, making the journey here. Sometimes I need to do some wild s**t to make the light return in my eyes, so I crossed under the golden gate bridge and 2 miles beyond on my own after 5 hours of travel, howl of hail poseidon, I planned to reach Pillar Point that evening but found the waters to be too rough on the channel, so I pulled into Schoonmaker Marina in Sausalito, where the most wonderful group of artists and fishermen helped me to find the right person to complete the rest journey with me, a fisherman who has worked in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay all his life. I am very grateful to those souls, and to my family, I found my heart and trust lighthouse again and I prayed as we traveled on the sea at night and the waves were big and rolley that all of the music I have made in life to honor the gods would help my Apollo boat and I to arrive safely home. The swells upon my boat that night were the sound of the loudest heartbeat, I'll never forget it, I love wild adventures in life, I held to my vision of being here and I can barely believe its here now. I missed my friends. I am so looking forward to sharing music with you all again, I still need to share my recent song, I keep thinking about that, I want to do that soon, I have a lot of adventure time to put into a video for that song. Here are a few pictures of jewelry comissions I completed this last month, if you would like a personal power talisman, just let me know, its one of my favorite things to create. There is a picture I took just before I crossed under the golden gate bridge the first time and initiated myself, I am proud of the work done, I am proud of my boat, and my life and heart has been changed by a community of beautiful hearts coming together to assist me. One thing I have learned, being raised in religion growing up, and what I released when I left, that there are no intermediaries between us and the divine. No one initiates me but myself and life, no priest or priestess or shaman, I felt great forces of divinity working this weekend, and the awesome power of the sea, it made me weep, the one other time I also felt this way was when I birthed my twins who are 9 without any painkillers, I had to surrender to these forces of nature, to the god forces, and be in the space of this ultimate soul shattering trust. Well, I just wanted to share these few things today and I'm looking forward to sharing music again soon, I remember after another period of feeling completely detatched from any identity form that I am on a musician path in this life and it is my honour and duty and great love. I'd like to quit being too shy or something to share online my previous album recordings, because I do love them and I am proud of them and feel they belong in the world too. I want to catalyze with greater wisdom a new chapter in my musical life with sunlight and by the light of our nearly full moon. Thank you so much for reading, dear souls. Love, Sabine