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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

On The Origin Of Flight

i remember, once, i couldn't walk

sure, i could move by myself

but i couldn't walk

perhaps, i didn't feel the need to

possibly, i was happy crawling on hands and knees



yet, i could see

and from what i could see, others were walking

obviously, they had stood up, and they were walking

and i was not, but hey, i was happy crawling



and then one day, i don't remember why

i tried to stand up, but i couldn't and fell down

and so i kept… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 2, 2011 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Architects Of Progress

it was a path, a road, a way forward

it was not just any other day

yet, in a sense, it could have been



had it been the unusual sunshine

the melodies of the birds

or something in the air



lures material

she now knew empty



she had chosen progress

it had become possible





it was a number, a goal, an ideal

it was not just any other whim

yet, in a sense, how could it be otherwise ?



had it been the many… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 2, 2011 at 6:04pm — 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

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2)



Confrontation » by cordalth)





« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » « Confrontation, » «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 28, 2011 at 7:00pm — 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 April 27, 2011 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

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

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

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