Rick learned to appreciate the subtle energies at work in the universe. Shifts in direction for his music came about through exposure to studies on the neurological effects of sound. Yoga and meditation led Rick to expand his exploration of music and the connections between physiology, physical and spiritual essence. — he has been composing, arranging and performing world music ever since.
Renewable Energy - Climate Change
Rick believes that we are dealing with unprecedented climate change and therfore is an avid supporter of alternative energy sources and concepts. At his home, food is mostly cooked with solar ovens, solar photo voltaic panels are installed installed on the roof, and he rides an electric bike whenever possible. He supports organizations that help maintain an environmental balance for our planet.Community -
Giving back to the community is important. element-tao always strives to give back to the community by giving a portion of proceeds from performances to those in need, such as Doctors without Borders, local health clinics for the needy, animal pet shelters, and environmental causes.