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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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The all female choir performs…

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