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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 13, 2011 at 2:12am — 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 3, 2011 at 6:22am — 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 3, 2011 at 4:12am — 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 October 26, 2010 at 2:30am — 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 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 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 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — 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 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 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 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 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 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — 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 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 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 October 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — 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 18, 2010 at 9:30pm — 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 October 17, 2010 at 2:00am — 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 October 16, 2010 at 12:00am — 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 October 15, 2010 at 11:30pm — 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 October 14, 2010 at 11:30pm — 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 October 13, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sooner Or Later



("Multiac Nylon" by poligraf)





Today’s music does not comes from Poligraf’s catalogue as such. Rather, it is a piece for solo guitar that I intend to publish on an album of about ten acoustic compositions, all arranged…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 12, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Resilience (Juggernaut part 5)



("Stone Wheel Juggernaut" by Serge Lachinov)





The fifth section of « Juggernaut » is entitled « Resilience, » which is defined as :…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 11, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Rapids (The Dam part 3)



("Stromschnelle" by Gerhard Rießbeck)





In « Rapids, » the third part of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is being carried from a mostly uneventful and rather disappointing river…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 10, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

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