This mostly instrumental piano music was born out of a continuing research into music that promotes: well-being, a connective plasma for dwelling and for generative inner process, and being with the still and quiet places in oneself along with invigorating, inspiring, and enlivening new search and discovery. The catalyst of this music's appearance came from compositions commissioned by friends and people I have met on my way, for some special occasion in their lives. It is a rich experience to try to clothe the special stations of a life's journey with music. It is my hope that these ceremonial expressions may be a useful accompaniment to your moments now and into the future. Enjoy! Aud Wilken's special gem to '12 Beats Per Minute' Aud Wilken, Danish singer-songwriter, contributed her musical talents to this mostly instrumental piano CD, not only with her beautiful singing, but with guitar, percussion, and music arrangements. Aud wrote and recorded this amazing demo, entitled, 'Knowing That It's There'. I was so moved by this song, that we re-recorded it with piano accompaniment and she agreed to let me release it on this CD, '12 Beats Per Minute'. What a gem!