So, I have this project. It's been dormant for a little while now and I still get asked about it. No, it's most certainly not dead.
I started Wonderheim in late 2011 with a couple buddies with the hope of creating immersive music-based performances. We talked about even acquiring a run down building to turn into a venue.
It was our goal to have a positive impact on our community. We wanted to bring good causes to the spotlight, and glorify random acts of kindness through secretive good-deed-doing.
For the first year or so, this was what it looked like....
Our one success was the Dreams & Nightmares project which included social art, several videos and a CD by the same name. (which you can listen to under "Dreams & Nightmares" under the music menu) Here's the thing though. Like I've said on my about page, the phase 2 referenced at the end of the video above, did not go as planned. Long story short we tried to make it into a serious band, and failed.
I decided that once I got back from my honeymoon with Morgan I would end rehearsals with the group and retain the rights to the Wonderheim brand. I would not let this project slip away that easily.
That was a year and a half ago. So what's happened since then?
Well, a couple things. Wonderheim also officially launched a social experiment around Christmas in 2014 called Paper Letters, the nature of which was consistent with the original goal. We also launched an artistic video called Blank Canvas at the beginning of 2015. After that, it's all been behind the scenes.
I've been working on video production and composing for film for the last year while quietly gathering resources for Wonderheim's eventual return. That's not to say we were really rocking and rolling to begin with. New territory lies ahead.
Wonderheim is no longer just about music. It's not even limited to production. Wonderheim will be about this:
One last thing...One of the most common questions I get about Wonderheim, is what does the word "wonderheim" actually mean?
Well I've given several variations as to the origin and meaning. As the inventor of the word, I suppose it's about time that I write it down for all to read. This is the best I can do to describe it...
WONDERHEIM: WUN-der-hime (noun)
A non-physical place or state that can only be found when time seems to stop due to the magnitude of joy pulsing through your soul. These moments are often remembered for years, and are revisited with the stimulation of the senses.