Vir Unis

Did you know that Vir Unis, also known as John Strate-Hootman, is not only a fantastic ambient musician, but also an incredibly talented painter as well? It’s true!

So this week, we feature both the art and the music, both as a soloist and collaborative musician.
Read more about Vir Unis here:

And view some (tons!) of his paintings at (and holy cow, he just added 25 more during this show!)

Video archive“Mindheart Infusion” – Steve Roach and Vir Unis – Blood Machine (2001)

“Everything Seeks Balance, Part 4” – Vir Unis – Everything Seeks Balance (2004)

“Stand Still Like the Hummingbird” – Vir Unis – Stand Still Like the Hummingbird (2009)

“Flicker” – Vir Unis and Disturbed Earth – Drawn from the Well (2008)

“Return of the Locust Queen” – Vir Unis – Return of the Locust Queen (2007)

“Not Even the Rain” – Not Even the Rain – Vir Unis (2005)


John Strate-Hootman’s approach to his music and his paintings seem to be very similar, where one hears/sees the suggestion of a thing, and the interpretation of that thing is left to the listener/viewer–and there are an infinite number of possibilities. We hope you enjoy this program!

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