The music of Cozmic Water honors and reveres the central locus of Sound & Music in the history, philosophy, culture and traditions of South Asia. A trio of diverse talents and experiences, Cozmic Water holds that music: invites us to perceive and appreciate with our heart, when our minds resist; permits us to express feelings when words have failed; and empowers us to transcend our constructed reality to a deeper recognition of Self.
Our music is difficult to categorize. We are influenced by opera as much as traditional Indian mantra or Kirtan, by delta blues and bluegrass folk, tribal drums as well as show music, rock, world, rap … Our intention is to create a body of music to help illuminate, facilitate and integrate the teachings of ancient non-dual spiritual traditions into our daily lives.
Tara and Bill met 8 years ago through a mutual love of the yoga lifestyle and together are the heart of Cozmic Water. Tara with her music skills began creating vibrant soundscapes for yoga classes and workshops taught by Bill. This evolved into full Sonic Sojourns including gongs, brass and glass singing bowls, various percussive and string and wind instruments and voices where the intention is to create a fully-embodied tapestry of direct experience. Blissful patterns of folding and unfolding, flowing focus - spontaneously spun from the fibers of awareness and woven from the threads of a consistent, coherent blend of yogic practices, technologies & wisdom.
Tara then began to write insightful and beautiful songs that we incorporated into our yoga teaching and workshop practices. Looking to share these sonic pearls we became fully engaged in producing and recording our music during the co-vid pandemic and to begin bringing it to a wider live audience. We spent most of 2021 creating of "Following the Moon" album released in January 2022; all while Tara was being diagnosed and treated for ocular cancer. During this time, we also invited our friend, Mark Smith, to join us recording and at times performing with us. Since then Cozmic Water has appeared at two Festivals and are currently releasing 7 new pieces!
Tara was born and raised in Washington, PA and fell in love with music at an early age having tender memories of the experience of immense joy singing in elementary school music class. Tara continued to be involved in music all through school days having participated in bands, choirs and musical theatre, always feeling deeply connected with expression through music. As part of a musical family with linage back to big band, The Jeffers Family band was quite a novelty and boosted unmatched vocals due to the unique family harmonic blend. Tara offers a unique execution of musical style as her influences span many genres including rock, pop, folk, jazz, opera and world. Tara studied music and voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA . Her passion for devotional singing and talent as a mult-instrumentalist allows Tara to contribute to Cozmic Water with her pure, soothing voice and unexpected instrumentations, clever arrangements, and meditative compostions.
Bill is expanding his sound/musical repertoire from live sound and gong meditations to deep-bass voice, throat singing, flutes, harmonium, ukuleles and sundry organic resonators.
Mark Smith is the newest member of Cozmic Water. Mark was born and raised in WV. Mark's love for music was fostered at home by his father. Friends and fellow musicians would gather at the Smith home on weekend nights to play country, gospel and folk music. His mother introduced him to the sounds of Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.When Mark was five, his Papaw sneaked him on stage at the Ryman in Nashville and told him about all of the legends who had performed in that very spot. That moment is vivid in his memory and drives him today. Mark's voice has a quality that is unique with a traditional Mountain essence. His finger picking style is fluid. He is a performer who loves music, and loves to share it with others.
This fun upbeat piece was inspired by the wonderful artwork outside the FreeFolk Microbrewery in one of the "coolest towns" in America - Fayetteville, West Virginia. Pure Freedom is the result of a steady Yoga practice (abhyāsa).
Released 12/13/2022 This song came to Tara while we were retreating to a rustic cabin in Cabwaylingo State Park in West Virginia during Thanksgiving week of 2021.
Released 11/23/2022. While resting in our cabin a Cabwaylingo State Park, and looking out the window thinking thoughts of the rhythms of the season, of friends and family, of the Holidays and the beauty of song and music, this song came to Tara. . Video
One afternoon during the 2021 stay, while cozy in our cabin window thinking thoughts of the rhythms of the season without the Holidays, this song of a beauty of Nature, but with a Holiday sound came to Tara. Bill added a rap piece and some ethereal throat singing to complete the song. Video
Released 11/8/2022 One afternoon during the 2021 stay, Tara was looking out our cabin window while we rocked in chairs by the fire. A blustery & cold Autumn day in the mountains of West Virginia. As I was playing with a new percussive ukulele riff, this song came to Tara.. Video
Released 10/31/2022 Bill found an event called PlayThink Flow & Arts Festival. We had no expectations. Opening ourselves, absorbing the “vibe” while firefly-lit trees danced in synesthetic synchrony to the pulsing drum circle - filling the sky with sound and light - this song came to Tara. Video
Released 10/24/2022 This affirmation mantra is a component of Bill's daily mantra practice and is taken from the Mantra-tantra-prakāśana ('Light on the Expansive power of Mantra'), a lost text. However, the mantra was preserved by Śrï Lakshmaṇa-gupta, in his Śāradā-Tilaka-Tantra commentary. Video
Released 9/27/2022 "SunShine Gāyatrī" is inspired by and includes the ancient Sāvitrī Gāyatrī Mantra (or mantra to the Sun) and asks us to contemplate on the role of the Sun in all we do and all we are. - Sunshine - "Nothing but Sunshine" ! Video
From the publisher of WestVirginiaVille, Douglas John Imbrogno: "One of the many pleasures of living in the many-hilled state of West Virginia is that they are packed to the gills with intriguing, offbeat, world-class characters. My WestVirginiaVille.com compatriot Connie Kinsey has a fine profile in the new NOVEMBER 2022 issue of Bill Price and the story's promo text doesn't even hint at the full contours of his colorful life story: "Marshall U. prof Bill Price has a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Physics, reads Sanskrit (but says he's not fluent), and has pages of peer-reviewed publications on his Curriculum Vitae. He also plays the harmonium, had a Naval Academy appointment and began yoga at age 11 ...READ ON
Welcome! Our first Album follows the flow of one of our Lunar Sound Meditations & Gong Baths! The first three of the musical pieces presented here were written and composed on Tara & Bill's 10-day Assateague Island beach camping trip in 2021.
We love playing to the sounds of Nature!
A very hot day - Markus has heat stroke!
We are using Artificial Intelligence assisted Art for our videos and as live performance background!