Updated: Feb 4
... a loser?
It was summer 2019. Typical Finnish summer day, not too cold not too hot. Not particularly sunny either. I found myself walking without any agenda whatsoever... walking in the woods ... step by step... and no step with any kind of sense for direction. Beautiful smell of gently warmed-up soil mesmerising the air. Eyes closed. Inhale... exhale... memories
Is it time?
Move and leave all behind, yet again?
I'm done here! It's time to face the facts...
... Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush ringing in my head, singing:
I was taught to fight, taught to win I never thought I could fail
No fight left or so it seems I am a man whose dreams have all deserted I've changed my face, I've changed my name But no one wants you when you lose
Songwriters: Peter Gabriel
Don't Give Up lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore,
Universal Music Publishing Group
Am I truly... a loooser?
Hi and welcome to Finspire!
My name is Zok Sabijan (aka ZTime). I'm a Composer, Arranger, Producer, Filmmaker and a Visual Artist with a degree in teaching music.
My audiovisual works have been seen and heard by hundreds of millions of people around the world to date.
I love doing what I do and hope that by joining me in this quest, we will have a unique opportunity to together build an inspiring community.
A group of members motivating each other … a place where we can together reflect on one’s creations, rely on getting an honest feedback and a supporting hand when needed. Community driven by passion and enthusiasm a place we could all be truly proud of :-)
The Idea of Community
For many years I had a dream where making music and visuals, learning and interacting with other fellow comrades, without struggle for power and competitive burden, should and could be possible to achieve. A friendly place, kind enough to listen and strong enough to give a constructive feedback, so that one can develop further in a healthy and kind environment.
Music business is tough enough as it is, so do we need more ''bad vibes'' in our daily attempts to give everything to perhaps reach that ever-so-desired success? Some of us will and some of us won't, that's a fact, but who said we couldn't all have a smashing-times by having a go at it :-).
The Birth of Finspire!
When I was setting the goals for this project I asked myself, what is it exactly that one would want from this kind of community; and the core idea was born.
Finspire! was born on that summer day back in 2019 when it suddenly became crystal clear to me that all I could ever need is right there in front of me... right here, within a hands reach!
Finspire! is a Music & Visual Creator's Community.
A dream place that:
keeps you Inspired and motivated
gives you an audience of fellow members
provides you with an honest feedback
helps you make progress
collaborate and work with the others
and in turn brings the best out of you
In an interview with Synamax (Dec. 2021) I spontaneously answer the question about, what Finspire! is all about. You can watch it here (starting from 49:45)
And just like that, a looser that doesn't give up, got all the courage he needs from a simple walk in the woods. He grasped that calmness of the surrounding nature, turning it into the moment from his long lasting dream. Moment that became a reality. Thanks Peter & Kate...
Dear reader, thank you for your time! Wishing you to stay motivated and stay creative regardless of what your endeavours might be!
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