Christopher Stewart's Articles (127)

Land's End

God, suspended in the clouds, creates light. Line engraving Wellcome V0034177

God, suspended in the clouds, creates light. » by Thomas de Leu)





what was there left to do

standing at the summit

but to reach for the sky

up above infinite



what was there left to do

at the edge…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 20, 2020 at 11:16am — No Comments

Zen and the Art of Mushroom Cultivation : An Inquiry into Morels

once, there was a guy named Gus. and although Gus was without a passion, Gus's head liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy. Gus's head also liked to think that it was bright. in fact, Gus's head just liked to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on January 17, 2018 at 6:12pm — No Comments

The Miracle Is Worth The Wait

« The Miracle Is Worth The Wait » was the 2nd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project, and was completed on January 8, 2013.

The inspiration for this opus came from conversations held with David, a somewhat peculiar fellow with whom I was sharing living spaces earlier this year. To the best of my memory, the first words he ever spoke to me were « I can guarantee world peace. » Obviously, the statement got my attention and I just had to know…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mother Of Pearl

« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions between this opus and the pieces that preceded it, they probably shouldn't belong on the same album. Assuming that I eventually get the chance to properly record the 8 songs and 8 instrumentals put together during that particular period, « Mother Of Pearl» will…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Perfect Magic

« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that led to the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP.

The lyrics were written in an « everything happens for a reason » frame of mind and aim to hint at how each and every life, even the apparently disadvantaged, is blessed with the loving support of the underlying…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Tide Of Positive Change

The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.

The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and energetic song that can uplift the listener into an optimistic frame of mind. Considering the comments offered so far when I played it in public spaces, I'd venture to say that this particular objective has been achieved.

No audio nor video clips are available…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

To Kill Your Demons

« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the main point of the song is that most-if-not-all experiences, apparent catastrophes included, can be interpreted positively as opportunities for growth.

Again, I plan to repost the following lyrics with an audio or video clip when time allows for the recording and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pacify

At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I never really had the chance to build a repertoire of original songs that require only guitar and vocals, without additional arrangements. Eventually I imagined that 30 songs would be enough, so I set out to write as much…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Abode Of The Blessed

Believe it or not (and if you do, please help me believe it too), but I just published an album. It's a 4-song EP entitled « The Abode Of The Blessed » that I recorded in an overnight session last weekend and produced this past…
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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Essay : Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing

I've been nearly completely inactive in my social networks since mid-July or so. Not that I wouldn't have liked to participate, but I have been engrossed in the redaction of the above essay.

When I tackled the project, I thought it would take a few weeks at most, and that I would be able…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 1, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)

« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » « Confrontation, » « Deliberation, » and « Vindication. »

While the introductory movement describes a heated yet still somewhat civilized exchange, the second chapter, « Confrontation, »…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sooner Or Later (revisited - with poetry)

« Sooner Or Later » does not comes from Poligraf's catalogue as such. Rather, it is a piece for solo guitar that I intend to publish on an album of about ten acoustic compositions, all featuring the classical guitar, either playing solo or accompanied by other acoustic instruments.

The original title of this piece was « Maybe Later, » but I never liked it that much because of the element of doubt and uncertainty that it conveys,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes

Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes

Richard Ramsay is the star of the eighteenth episode of The Threshold Series, the concluding chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World. »

We find the veteran politician staring outwards from a window of the sky lounge of his private yacht, musing about the weather, while on a visit to Bahía Alegría.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Asking For A Miracle (revisited - with poetry)

« Asking For A Miracle » is a short instrumental arranged for acoustic instruments, and written in a time of dire need.

While working on the composition, I recalled a tarot reading I gave to the fiancée of my sole nephew, sometime after she had lost her first unborn baby. Although she never voiced her question, I felt that she was hoping to try to give birth again. The cards clearly told that the possibility was there despite what…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be





Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be



The central character of this week's instalment of The Threshold Series is Rahu Lüli, the young cenobite from Kõrgus.



At the beginning of the chapter, the teenager is getting ready to leave the monastery, and he ponders the events that have led him to believe that he has found the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change

Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change

The sixteenth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features the scientific facilities of Veshtar, and revolves around Bernard Sturn.

At the end of an all-nighter, weary of responding to video emails, the famous space engineer takes a break to rest his eyes, and ponders the recent developments in the political arena.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit

Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit

This week's instalment of the Threshold Bookcast takes place in Hasania, the so-called artificial state governed by Omar Malaki.

As the chapter begins, we find Richard Ramsay, the legendary Conservative leader, entertaining himself around the estate of his wealthy hosts, while he waits to meet the patriarch of the dynasty.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 1, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 14 : Silent Talking

Chapter 14 : Silent Talking

The fourteenth episode of The Threshold Series focuses on Olivia Romero, the Chief Environmental Adviser of Neo Apollonia.

At the beginning of the chapter, the former activist is walking towards the church of the Community, all the while pondering the circumstances which have led her to spend most of her life on Ovel.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension

Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension

Rahu Lüli, the teenage monk from Kõrgus, is once again the central character of the weekly instalment of the Threshold Bookcast.

This time, we find the novice reminiscing as he explores unknown territory uphill, following a hunch that has occurred to him prior to the morning ritual. …

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed

Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed

The twelfth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features Aaren Mayr, the Treasurer of the Alliance of Sovereign Nations.

Flying back to Milagenia, the secessionist reflects on how his official functions have increased the frequency of his travellings. …

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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