Orville Stoeber is a veteran singer/songwriter who lives in Venice, Ca. He has worked in film and theatre as a composer, musician and actor. Orville is also an artist who creates mixed-media pieces with found objects. When he is not composing music or making art, he works with children and volunteers at hospitals as a music healing therapist.
"Trust your wound to a teachers surgery
Flies collect on a wound. They cover it.
those flies of your self protecting feelings,
your love for what you think is yours. Rumi
"This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to me-
The simple News that Nature told-
With tender Majesty
Her Message is committed
To Hands I cannot see-
For love of Her-Sweet-countrymen-
Judge tenderly-of Me"
I've been hiding most of my life, but as I sit here on a rainy night in Venice, CA, I feel compelled to tell you something about myself. I've had a friendship with the guitar for nigh on to 45 years and it has ultimately brought me to this strange place that has come to be known as hyperspace, to share what I have dreamed in small rooms on this planet and collected into bouquets of songs for you.
You will see some images as well; they are gifts and reflections of times when music won't do and the beauty of an object is all I can consider.
Enjoy your visit,