By Karl Berg

"Every song is a new experience"After just finishing recording my 13th CD, I would like to take a moment and reflect on the whole creative process.

Recording a CD is the culmination of many, weeks, months, and even sometimes years of work. I have recorded in 4 different studios over the past 16 years, and I have to say the experience never gets old.

However, as much as I enjoy the time in the studio, it doesn't compare to creating the music itself. 

Everything I have written, I have lived, and is directly related to my relationship with Jesus. The prompting to write comes from Him, and when the prompting comes, it usually comes as a thought, or a picture. As I spend time with the thought, it begins to open up, kind of like unpacking a box.

Each song is journey of discovery, as I venture forth into the unknown. (I allow the song to develop as I feel led) The music itself is created out of what I am feeling or sensing at the time.

Often, I can get so caught up in in the story, or the message, that I can't sleep, because in many ways the music comes alive, and I can't leave it alone, until it is done. However there are other times when it has taken weeks to complete a song, and I've had to walk away from it to gain a new or clearer perspective. 

Every song is a new experience, every song is unique of itself. I have now published close to 200 songs, and for the most part I can remember exactly where I was, and what caused the song to come into being. 

As I have said, I really like the studio experience, but once the CD is complete, I look forward to the continued journey of creating new music.