After the 2016 election I decided to change the direction of this site… still reshaping…
What is MINDSPEAK?
If you look it up in most dictionaries, you won’t find it… yet it seems to almost define itself. Until recently, the question “What is Mindspeak” would have been only slightly difficult to explain. After some recent Internet research, it appears that the word is even more complex than I thought. Listed below are facts about the name and its usage — past, present and future — as they relate to me and my music. In the future I will be posting more information about the concept.
NOTE: Mindspeak is spelled and pronounced as one word so not to be confused with “Mind’s Peak”.
- A very short-lived organization (The Mindspeak Society) which was just silly. Let’s move on.
- A poem by George Kovach written at my request.
- Concept born circa 1985 relating to teleconferencing article by Catharine Vinson
- Term used in THE BENEFITS OF COMPUTER CONFERENCING by Sylvia Engdahl
- Political concept – Theoretician – Know Thine Own Mindspeak by Rosemary McMullen “… MINDSPEAK, the voices and images of social conditioning…”
- A form of telepathic power used by characters in certain role-playing games.
- Events in Africa or the DJ culture known as “Mindspeakers” (2010)
- This website, MINDSPEAK.COM
Here are a few of my own definitions:
Mindspeak (one word) – 1. the impulse that drives humankind to create. 2. the fruition of humankinds’ creative energy and mental imaging into material expression (reality) 3. the phenomenon of expression 4. the psychology behind art.
Mindspeak is the need for man to express himself — the term is merely a way to quantify this need. – Jeremy dePrisco 5/95
In the eyes of the public, Jeremy dePrisco’s solo performing act has become associated with the term “Mindspeak”. Also, in 1995, Jeremy created a short lived organization known as The Mindspeak Society. Jeremy’s solo recording/performing project will still exist under the name “Mindspeak”, and MINDSPEAK is his DBA in Pennsylvania. The Mindspeak Society was a separate entity, registered as a non-profit arts collective in PA, which has since disbanded.
As early as 1990, the concept of “Mindspeak” was associated Jeremy’s music. It was the conceptual whole that tied it together. Since then, “Mindspeak” has developed as the essential psychology behind art. “Mindspeak” involves the subtle connections between science, the mind, consciousness and the creative process — as well as the spiritual side of art.
As time went on, Jeremy began to further define the “Mindspeak” concept and noticed how other people dealt with their need to create. He found that some people were similar in their methods, others, completely different. The one unifying factor was that they all felt that NEED to create.
“Music from the Heart, Soul & Mind”
Many copyrights held by Jeremy J. dePrisco have contained the term “Mindspeak” as a designation for the music itself. These collections have been registered consecutively as MINDSPEAK, MINDSPEAK II, MINDSPEAK III… etc. with subtitled distinctions for each collection. These collections are not to be confused with property of the organization and are copyrights owned exclusively by Jeremy J. dePrisco. Presently on file at the Library of Congress are:
MINDSPEAK II – DEEP INSIDE
MINDSPEAK III – UNKNOWINGLY SAID
MINDSPEAK IV – BEHIND THE WALLS
MINDSPEAK V – THE NEW BEGINNING
MINDSPEAK VI – IN BLOOM
MINDSPEAK VII – WINTER SKYE
MINDSPEAK VIII – THE QUEST
MINDSPEAK IX – ART & SOCIETY
MINDSPEAK X – THE MIDDLE OF TIME
Much like the terms rock, jazz and folk, “Mindspeak” was a classification of music based on certain unifying philosophical and technical factors. Much like Existentialism and Realism, Mindspeak is a psychological pigeonhole for art.
The following Spontaneous poem by George Kovach was written at my request (and a $5 fee) by taking each letter of the word and starting a line of verse. The poem can actually be reversed from the bottom up, as well as read straight from the top.
May ye walk into the center of my head.
Inside where only a legend of life doth thread.
Now unto the Knowledge Known unto man.
Daily the thoughts drift like sand.
Subtle not the brain is to be!
Playing a game between myth… reality… and fantasy.
Ego… not a must.
As life soon journeys on!
Kindred unto a spirit that allows an image to go beyond!
© 1995 George D. Kovach