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October 2010 Blog Posts (9)

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 October 23, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Exposition (Polygraph part 1 - revisited)



(Untitled Artwork by Fred Bonneau)





« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant genuineness. The composition lasts a little over 10 minutes and is composed of the following four sections…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 15, 2010 at 6:55pm — No 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 October 12, 2010 at 2:11pm — 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 October 11, 2010 at 3:58pm — 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 October 8, 2010 at 4:06pm — 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 October 7, 2010 at 12:27pm — 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 October 5, 2010 at 5:06pm — 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 October 4, 2010 at 4:37pm — 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 transition…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 1, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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DCINY Names Dr. Craig Jessop Recipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award

DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK NAMESDR. CRAIG JESSOPRecipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award For Immediate Release, May 13, 2017 New York, NY …. Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is pleased to announce that conductor Dr. Craig Jessop will be the recipient of the DCINY Educator Laureate Award. Celebrated as a conductor and educator worldwide, Jessop will receive the award on Sunday, June 11, at the DCINY performance of…See More
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Sensational Concert Program launched @ Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

June 9, 2017 to June 12, 2017
The School of Hard Knocks is thrilled to present the Melbourne International Singers Festival, from 9 to 12 June 2017.Now celebrating its 8th year, the annual Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct. Our concert program for 2017 has just been launched, featuring a wonderful mix of fantastic concerts and events, including at the Melbourne Recital Centre, on Sunday 11th June…See More
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Fantastic Festival Concerts at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists! An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival #MISF17  These concerts will warm your heart!!! Friday 9th June, from 7pm - Intuitive followed by Acquired Taste, Fed SquareSaturday 10th June, from 8pm - Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove, Fed SquareSunday 11th June, from 5pm - GALA Festival Concerts, Melbourne Recital Centre- 'Flow My Tears' with …See More
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Lea Singers Concert - Haydn, The Creation at St John's Church

June 24, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Lea Singers in Concert - Joseph Haydn – The Creation FeaturingLea Singers Chamber ChoirProfessional period orchestra led by Catherine MartinVictoria Longdon – ConductorVanessa Bowers – SopranoGwilym Bowen – TenorMarcus Farnworth – Bass Pre-concert talk by Lindsay Kemp and Victoria Longdon in conversation With its roof-raising choruses and bubbling melodies Haydn’s “The Creation” is one of the most life-affirming and generous two hours of music you can hear. Joseph Haydn once said that when he…See More
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New York City Master Chorale presents "American A Cappella for Florence" at St. Anthony of Padua Church

June 22, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Join the New York City Master Chorale as they present a cappella choral works by American composers before we leave on our tour to Florence, Italy!This delightful concert will feature favorite classics by Alice Parker, Stephen Paulus, Moses Hogan, Randall Thompson and Eric Whitacre, new works by Julia Barry, and Joseph Turrin and more!"At a time when we feel our values are being challenged, we have music to unite us." says Artistic Director Thea Kano. "The American composers represented in this…See More
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Australian Premiere TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

June 10, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
By Jonathan DoveConducted by Patrick BurnsFeaturing XL Arts and the School of Hard Knocks Absolutely Everybody massed choir. These performances of Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Edition Peters of London. “It’s a “community opera” in the very best sense of the word… the sense of communal striving, communal uplift was palpable.” Rodney Milnes | The Times Tickets: Adults $25 / Conc $203 concert ticket is also…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

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The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
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Presentation Mini Master Class





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Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
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