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Brain Music Episode 14: Carole Sconfitto

Brain Music Episode 14: Carole Sconfitto

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There's no doubt that finding the perfect playlist can motivate and inspire you. Whether it's finishing the last mile of your run, tackling that laundry you've been putting off, or getting you through your workday, tunes can change everything. So let's motivate and inspire each other, shall we?

This is Brain Music: a selection of songs curated monthly by different members of the Rochester community that we hope will inspire you the same way it inspires its curator.

Today we bring you a playlist from local painter and maker, Carole Sconfitto. Carole ispassionate about community, spirituality, growth and healing, and brings her creativity to life through her work. Her visual truth graces the walls of our Gallery Room for the month of November. Without further ado, Brain Music Episode 14:


Carole Introduction

Photo by Olivia Bauso

I’m a recovering people-pleaser, second-guesser, over-thinker - so sometimes I just need an audio version of a middle finger to the world to remind me to just be myself - both in person and on the canvas. Taking medication for anxiety certainly helps me, and so does, “taking songs.”


Feeling restrained by timidity, self-admonishment, and insecurity? Nothing inoculates much-needed bravado like a dose of Ghostface.


Carole Painting In her home studio

Photo by Olivia Bauso

Tempted to tone down those neon-colors I really love? Feel chills while hearing Louis Cole perform his spastically strange songs live - and remember how compelling true inner-weirdness is.


Is the inner-critic damning the drive for success as self-centeredness? Put on !!!’s “Pardon My Freedom” and embrace those high-levels of ambition guilt-free, just like men get to do!


When feeling stressed or troubled, Al Bowlly’s sweet melodies and gentle lyrics re-infuse kindness into the soul.


Carole Knitting in her studio

Photo by Olivia Bauso


At the end (or the very beginning), put on Fivestar Riot and Sufjan for perspective. Listening to Charlie connects me with friends who have gone on before me, yet who still remind me daily of the time I do have, to create and be with the people I love.


For me, music is a highly effective medication with artist-friendly side-effects - self-empowerment, perspective, and being true to that which has always been inside of us, waiting to come out.

-Carole Sconfitto


Carole's work will be on display in the gallery room until the end of the month. Check out her playlist below or here, on our Spotify page. (Parental Advisory: Songs not edited)


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