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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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Launching Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Earlybird Registrations are Now Open! 'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'5 - 8 June 2015Queen's Birthday weekendNow in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia, Kirby Shawalong with choir-in-residence, multi-award winningThe Australian Voices and Gordon Hamilton Work with international conductors,…See More
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You Are the Music at St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel

December 13, 2014 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Schola Cantorum on Hudson Presents:                 Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 PM ST. MALACHY’S – THE ACTORS’ CHAPEL239 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019(212) 489-1340 WE HAVE HAD SINGING: 2014-2015 SEASON YOU ARE THE MUSIC                 Works by Sametz, Runestad, Shank, Dickau, Forrest, and more, speak to music as a uniquely powerful catalyst for engaging the divine, engaging each other, even reaching deeper within ourselves. Largely featuring music written within Schola’s 20 seasons (!),…See More
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Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014 & Street Requiem CD

The beautiful live recording of the WORLD PREMIERE performance of  STREET REQUIEM will be launched at the 'Spectacular Christmas Spectacular' concert at the Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 13th December 7.30pm.This exciting new major Australian work conceived by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and written in collaboration with Dr Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne, is in memory of all those who have died homeless, nameless and innocent on the streets of our cities around the world.Tickets for the Spectacular…See More
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Usdan Center - 12/14 Open House; Full Choral, Vocal Programs at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

December 14, 2014 from 11am to 2pm
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts day camp, announces a free Open House for its 48th, 2015 season.  Usdan features, on its 200-acre woodland campus on Long Island, a full program of pop and classical individual and choral singing.  Usdan Center is annually attended by more than 1600 young people ages 6 to 18 from New York City and throughout the Tri-State New York area.  No audition is needed for most programs.  Among the alumni singers are…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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Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

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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Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
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Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

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

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

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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Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

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