Angela Betancourt

#PlaylistsThatHeal 09 X Angela Betancourt

SoSlists is a monthly playlist curated by select humans that work in and/or love music who acknowledge its healing powers.  This month's list is by photographer Angela Betancourt.

You've reached a numb acceptance of your own depression and now you can cover with it a smile. Have you seen "The Mask" video by David Bowie? There's a moment when the show ends and you can't remove the mask anymore, but you know what's underneath.

Finding new music instead of being clustered in the same old songs that I already know the mood of, is part of a habit I'm trying to develop even more. It keeps life interesting and stimulates my creative thought process and I come up with new ideas that hopefully will develop if I keep myself motivated.

Being able to document live music surrounded by the landscape of different scenes, cities and crowds gives me the opportunity to put my focus on an intensity that is not my own.

This isn't the most cohesive playlist,  but it's an honest mix of some things I frequently listen to (sometimes on repeat ). 

-Angela Betancourt

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER/GRAPHIC ARTIST, CURRENTLY BASED IN AUSTIN, TX. SELF- REPRESENTED. AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS.

THE BEST LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE A CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE, THE SORT WE INTERPRET THOUGH OUR OWN REALITIES. THE SOUNDS, THE LYRICS, THE LIGHTING, THE AUDIENCE INTERACTION ALL COMBINE FOR AN IRREPLACEABLE ART FORM, ONE I’M PRIVILEGED TO WITNESS.

DOCUMENTING DIFFERENT MUSIC SCENES AND TELLING A STORY AS INTIMATELY AS POSSIBLE DOESN’T COMPARE TO ANYTHING ELSE I’VE EXPERIENCED.