Christopher Stewart's Articles (126)

Leaving The Ashram







Enigma » by Matías Argudín)







« Leaving The Ashram » is the third chapter of « Entering The Stream, » a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will open our second album, « Satori.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 16, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Waking In Heaven





Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven » by Gustave Doré)













« Waking In Heaven » is a short instrumental about learning to trust life and allowing it to do its thing so we can end up where we belong, healed, hopeful, happy,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 14, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Stereoscopy



Pocket stereoscope » by Joaquim Alves Gaspar)









« Stereoscopy » is the definitive title of a song which I used to refer to as « Point Of View. » I changed my mind about the title while writing and singing the melodies, thinking that the former word doesn’t…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 13, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Why « Samsara » ?



(Album Cover for « Samsara » by Christopher Stewart)





Poligraf’s first album will be entitled « Samsara » in reference to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhist culture.



Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to « flow together, » « to go or pass through states, » « to wander, » and which translates as «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Epilogue (Juggernaut part 6)



("Steamroller" by dam)





The closing movement of « Juggernaut » is entitled, simply, « Epilogue. »



Inspired by ELP's «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Introversion & Intervention (The Chrome Lake parts 1 & 2)



("introvert-study" by Robert___T)





« The Chrome Lake » is the core middle part of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy. Lasting a little over 12 minutes, the composition depicts one episode of intense soul-searching, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Multilethalead (Octoccata part 8)



("Label from a bottle of O·c·t·a·T·o·n·i·c" by Christopher Stewart, using a picture of William Henry Fox Talbot by Antoine Claudet)





The eighth and final movement of « Octoccata » is entitled « Multilethalead » and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Marimbariation (Octoccata part 7)



("Athletics tracks finish line" by Petey21)





« Marimbariation » takes its name from the brief passage featuring the marimba that leads this seventh movement of the « Symphony of Eights. »



Once the percussive instrument concludes its opening…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Progigoriation (Octoccata part 6)



("Nixie eight" by L. Marie)





How on Earth can a musical movement be named « Progigoriation » you ask ? Well, obviously, because it's the prog rock variation of another similar movement entitled « Igorchestral » I emphatically reply.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reoctoverture (Octoccata part 5)



("behind the eight ball" by eschipul)





The next segment of « Octoccata » is entitled « Reoctoverture. » Basically, this section is a reprise of the introduction, hence the name, as it restates the theme presented therein, albeit…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Biorhythalead (Octoccata part 4)



("8" by gui.tavares)





The fourth movement from « Octoccata » is entitled « Biorhythalead. » Its title came about from the markers I used to identify each of the sub-sections of the composition.



After a…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 7, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vibrastinato (Octoccata part 3)



("Octoccata Freeway" by Christopher Stewart based on this Interstate Shield)





« Vibrastinato, » the third movement from « Octoccata, » gets its name from the combination of vibraphone and ostinato, and features an abundance of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Igorchestral (Octoccata part 2)



("eight" by timlewisnm)





« Igorchestral, » the second movement of « Octoccata, » has been thus named because of the inspiration for the music, and the selected arrangement.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Octoverture (Octoccata part 1)



("1898 New Zealand stamp 8 pence blue" by The Crown)







« Octoccata » is an instrumental suite clocking in at a little over 16 minutes. The title comes from the combination of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3)



("Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India" by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the juggernaut before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Mechanics Of Karma



("A free body diagram of a mass on an inclined plane" by Mets501)



Will the island turn into an archipelago ? More poetry today...



How long have I hankered

For the right way to go

How far have I wandered

To know what I now know…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6)



("Surface Tension" by darkmatter)





In « Surface, » the sixth chapter of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is gradually returning to activity after having transformed into who he feels like being, and will ultimately reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 1, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Outgrow

A poetic island in a musical stream... entitled « Outgrow » :





That which you can't abide

Embrace as if a friend

Once you two have allied

No thing will make you bend



That which you can't escape

Welcome as a teacher

You will never espouse

More talented lover



That which you won't challenge

Can't ever make you wise

But that which you surpass

In freedom makes you rise



That which you merely… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on November 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sooner Or Later



("Multiac Nylon" by poligraf)





Today’s music 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 arranged…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Resilience (Juggernaut part 5)



("Stone Wheel Juggernaut" by Serge Lachinov)





The fifth section of « Juggernaut » is entitled « Resilience, » which is defined as :…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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