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Christopher Stewart's Blog – November 2010 Archive (13)

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

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 November 12, 2010 at 11:00am — 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 November 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 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 November 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — 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 November 9, 2010 at 9:30am — 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 November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — 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 November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — 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 November 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Vibrastinato (Octoccata part 3)



("Octoccata Freeway" by Christopher Stewart based on this Interstate Shield)





« Vibrastinato, » the third movement from « Octoccata, » gets its name from the combination of vibraphone and ostinato, and features an abundance of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Igorchestral (Octoccata part 2)



("eight" by timlewisnm)





« Igorchestral, » the second movement of « Octoccata, » has been thus named because of the inspiration for the music, and the selected arrangement.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Octoverture (Octoccata part 1)



("1898 New Zealand stamp 8 pence blue" by The Crown)







« Octoccata » is an instrumental suite clocking in at a little over 16 minutes. The title comes from the combination of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 3, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3)



("Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India" by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the juggernaut before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6)



("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 he feels like being, and will ultimately reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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