Music. Performance. Art.
Music. Performance. Art.
"In the space between art and persona there is magic. Marya Stark lives there. Drawing from influences as diverse as Classical, Broadway, Indie-Pop, Storytelling and Folk, Marya crafts a sound that is wholly original. As a multi-instrumentalist and multi-media enchantress, she creates the way she breathes; without choice or hesitation. She is a carrier of myth, mystery, and medicine songs with which she embarks to create a ceremony of the human condition, taking her audience on lucid journey's through the caverns of the soul. An award winning songwriter and soaring soprano, she is a mentor in the art of voice and archetypal embodiment. She is mused by kindness, nuance, synchronicity and soul remembrance, and is a life-long chaser waterfalls."
Come check out some of the additional projects I'm involved with.
Reweaving the forgotten tales and codes of the Great Mystery, powerhouse duo Marya Stark and Mama Crow combine forces to bring their unique musical medicine to the stage and community. Their performance can be felt as etchings from the ashes of the new moon's fire-ceremony. These two medicine bards delve into the wounding and healing of the magical feminine, interspersed with storytelling, prayer, and future dreaming. Two voices blend angelically, carrying enchanting songs of mystic folklore and urban avalon-inspired prose.
""Scarlet Crow is a mesmerizing blend of ancient and contemporary sounds that go directly to the heart. Their themes are those of the mystical feminine but the music is without gender, as the great Duke Ellington said, 'If it sounds good, it is good,' and these woman sound great!"
-Paul Janes-Brown, Curtain Call Maui"
Stark Levity is a neo-folk experimental vaudeville act merging puppets, musical theater, and ritual performance into an unforgettably dynamic experience. Rich with ancient magic, humerous poetry, riddles, and catharsis, Stark Levity will have your heads spinning and rolling from laughter and tears. Through storytelling, live audience participation, reverence and irreverence, the listener is taken on a journey through all realms and multiple life times on an unabashed emotional/spiritual roller coaster. You will laugh, cry, and breathe out in awe as you witness this potent duo act out the many voices in your head.
Travis Puntarelli and Marya Stark's musical chemistry onstage is infectious and mesmorizing. The two play off each other like old beloved enemy ashram siblings. Taking the voice of the townfolk through territories of goblins, witches, fairies, these two take you back to the time of the circus bards who minstreled on the streets and performed on the stages of the great traveling wonder shows. Its raw. Its absurd. Its ridiculously awesome.
Out Of The Silence
“Out of the Silence,” is a 90-minute visually evolutionary documentary that explores the nature of reality as vibration and the incredible power of sound to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually on an individual and global level. Interviews with healers, researchers, engineers, musicians, therapists, and experts in the field of sound and healing describe the incredible possibilities and realities for the future of world health and harmony. The film allows the viewer to see sound and reality like never before and offers non-invasive alternatives and complimentary therapies to the traditional western medical system. Watch 20 minute prerelease cut here.
Several years ago I fell in love with photography as a practice of Archetypal Embodiment.
Through the creation of imagery, I have found parts of myself as a woman, as a performer, and as a multi-dimensional creature that nothing else has brought me to. It has helped me to develop my imagination, and reclaim nuances and emotions swept under the rug.
I have been blessed to collaborate with some amazing photographers, and I am eternally grateful for these incredible beings who took the time to create beauty with me. It has been very healing, and a great opportunity to learn about performing, energy, and the art of stillness.
Check out the work of these amazing artists:
Julia Miho Nakamura
Frank Jay Leonard
“If I could give both Marya Stark and her album, The Garden, a 10 out of 4 I would. By far one of the best albums I’ve heard in 2012, this project made my hair stand up in utter amazement at how musically, vocally, and sonically incredible The Garden is. If I had a million dollars to invest in an artist, Marya would get my full financial support.”
–IAMENTERTAINMENT Magazine (Album Of The Year)
"She opened her lips... and children suddenly became quiet, guests took a deep breath and forgot their names (and everything else outside of the present moment), heartbreak revealed its sweet side, fairies smiled somewhere, and portals opened to celestial realms. I will never forget that first time I heard the music of Marya Stark. She is a divine siren and wise woman, who's songs spark awakening, love, prayer, peace, magic, myth, dreams, and everything beautiful about human life."
- E. Bast
“Marya Stark is a force of nature, who wakes the house and puts their hearts on fire."
- Sirena Andrea, Yoniverse Monologues
“Marya Stark’s voice feels as if she were reaching her hands out toward you as if to say, “Come, I’ll show you things you have never seen. I’ll take care of you on the journey.” If we were to look at the lines that map Marya’s palms, we would definitely see an old soul. That voice. It is as pure as a newborn’s breath and yet it sounds like history – the cries of joy, the whispers of intimacy and the whimpers of sadness of a thousand lifetimes.”
– Ignite Magazine
“The Garden” really does feel like the place for everything. The album just doesn’t sit still and each song has moments where you sit back and think “wow”. Marya Stark’s album genuinely impresses and impales your heart. Mesmerising from start to end. I want everyone to hear her.”
-Higher Plain Music
“Stark displays all the attributes of a major new talent, shaping an extraordinarily expansive record…..”
–Simon M. – Leicester Bangs
“Marya Stark offers an array of songs like a bouquet of exquisite blossoms. Each has its own unique qualities which enchant with their heady fragrance, a rare blend of intelligence, refined emotion, and passionate perception. This allows her to reach in and touch our hearts and minds with her beautifully crafted words and melodies. With each track she offers a new reflection, and we can catch our own reflection in her mirror for she strikes chords which are novel and personal yet deeply familiar. With her extraordinary skill set, she is the 'whole package’. Her arrangements reveal the classical roots which support her stunning originality, establishing her as a major presence emerging on the music scene, and one that is definitely here to stay. Three thumbs up! ”
-Penny Slinger – GoddessChannel
“Freddie Mercury does the Nutcracker!”
-Wade Hudtson – Mathlab