Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »
This instrumental section starts on a chaotic solo piano part which is soon backed up by the rhythm section that plays up the oddness and dissonance. The intent here is to convey the impression of having too many pieces to fit in a puzzle, combined with an urge to complete it.
The disarray slowly gives way to order and steady forward…Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
« Steamroller » is the fourth chapter of « Juggernaut. » In the storyline of the suite, it represents the apex of pain, and the metanoia.
The instrumental is one of the most busy pieces of music that I’ve written up to now, and features a personal record for odd meters with an organ riff in 23. It is intended to hit hard and convey a feeling of inexorable mercilessness.
I have no plans to augment the…Continue
« Introspection II » is the fifth section, and second with vocals, of « The Chrome Lake. »
The chapter is an almost-but-not-identical twin to « Introspection I. » And again, the subject matter is pretty much self-explanatory.
Here are the lyrics :
I see you feel restrained, mechanized, dehumanized
I see you feel estranged, incomplete, dissatisfied
Anything for a refuge, an island…
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
[« Kalachakra sand mandala » ]
Since July 6, 2011, the 76th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a Kalachakra for World Peace is offered in the heart of the US capital, Washington, DC. His Holiness offers this…Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments
In « Surface, » the sixth chapter of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is gradually returning to activity after having transformed into who they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the surface where a new existence properly begins.
In the storyline, this step marks the end of a long process of metamorphosis wherein one has endured many hardships and shed that which belongs to their former way of being. Once released…Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments