United Freedom Collective is about the space from which we create, from which things arise. It is a shared space, where we can all meet, if we find access to it.
In Autumn 2020, Mathieu Seynaeve and WaiFung Tsang, musicians as well as clinicians and researchers of psychedelic therapy, met up with music producer and yoga teacher Robbie Redway, for a sound journey on a remote barn on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, which resulted in a set of tracks and practices that shaped the blueprint of what United Freedom Collective has become.
The retreat consisted of meditations, noble silences, sun salutations, communal yoga, cold sea swims, eating plants and mushrooms, walks with the farm dogs, meanders and medicine songs by Neolithic stone circles - all to facilitate space for music with intent. The intention that the music created could offer value to others, healing value, a way to the space where we can feel free but also connected to the unity we are.
As an ever-expanding collective, collaborating with artists such as Falle Nioke, Eliza Shaddad, Jordan Stephens and William Rees, the sound continued to develop into something wider than the imagination. They have been influenced by birds, trees, nature, Buddhism, yoga, headless way meditations, Jungian analysis, Zen Taoism, Chinese plant medicines, cultural intersections, indigeneity, Amazonian and psychedelic cultures, icaros, worldwide healing traditions…
As United Freedom Collective grows, friends and family gather at Robbie’s beachside studio in Margate to write and record more music, for sharing with the world over the months and years to come.