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Perseverance



Goldfish Pulling a Snail Cart » by James Pollock)



« Perseverance » is the fourth of the series of segues composed to join the tracks of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 12, 2012 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Understanding



Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)



« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on January 21, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Purposefulness



Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)







« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.



In order to preserve the surprise, I won't…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)



(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)





« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »



This instrumental section starts…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 22, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Introspection II (The Chrome Lake part 5)



(« Introspection II » by Christopher Stewart)





« 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…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6 - revisited)



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 they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Introspection I (The Chrome Lake part 3)



(« Introspection » by Alberto Baumann)







« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its first section with vocals.



As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 23, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Flow (The Dam part 7)



Between the waves » by Ivan Aivazovsky)





The seventh chapter of « The Dam » is entitled « Flow » and presents the situation once the obstacle has been overcome, the dam has been levelled, and the test…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 31, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

River (The Dam part 2)



Moonlight Night on the Volga river » by Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov)





The second part of « The Dam » is entitled « River » and expounds the original situation, before the obstacle is recognized and dealt…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 19, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Dam (The Dam part 4)



Painting of the Zola dam near Aix-en-Provence in France » by Paul Cézanne)





The fourth movement of « The Dam » is entitled simply « Dam. » In the storyline, this is when the obstacle is recognized and the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 16, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Rapids (The Dam part 3 - revisited)



Stromschnelle » by Gerhard Rießbeck)





In « Rapids, » the third part of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is being carried from a mostly disappointing river straight into an heretofore…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 12, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Uncoiling part 1 (revisited)



Tobyo » from the Bakemono-Dukushi - Unknown Artist)…





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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 1, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

The Winged Life (revisited)



The Winged Man » by Odilon Redon)







« The Winged Life » takes its name from William Blake's poem « Eternity » :



He who binds himself to a joy

Does the winged life…
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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 30, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

Leftoverturned



(Detail from « American Quilt » by Natasha2006)





When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 25, 2011 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Void



(« Primeval Center by Christopher Stewart)





On a background of Wall Street Bailouts and Large Hadron Colliders, « Void » paints sunyata, the Buddhist concept of emptiness.



From Wikipedia :



In Buddhism, the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 18, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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 10:40am — 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 7:37am — 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 12:07pm — 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 November 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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