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The Door Of The Law (part 4)



("Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji Meditation Hall" by Michael Dougan)





"The Door Of The Law" is a suite in six parts inspired by "A Parable About A Parable" from RAWilson's "…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 9, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Reinfused





"Reinfused" is basically a rehash of the material presented in "Lifeforce," but with an emphasis on shifting time, forward movement, and dynamism, to suggest the removal of obstacles from the path of a process which is then finally allowed to follow its course toward completion.



The piece is an instrumental. Here is the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 4, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

On The Wings Of My Guardian Angel



("Guardian Angel," sculpture by Josep Llimona, photography by P. B. Obregón)





Do you remember when

Things would…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 29, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Child Of The Sky



("Aurora Borealis" by Frederic Edwin Church)





I am a child

Of the Sky and the Stars

Loving and sweet as Venus

And fierce as Mars



I'm lucky as…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 26, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

MIT's 6th Sense Technology



We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses, namely the… Continue

Added by MIXFIT PJ Bell on January 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

We are done!

The Special Projects team is working on a game for the IGF, and it's literally inches from being done. Yay!!! :) I think i'm going to drown myself in a teaspoon full of fun. :)

UPDATE: We finished the game. We didn't place at all in the competition but it was still a great experience and we all learned a lot as a team. Congrats to everyone that helped!

Check out the game if you like:
www.alcademy.net

Added by Joe Dodd on November 14, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 8



("Masculine Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai)





"Ocean" is the concluding part of "The Dam" and symbolizes the dream, the goal, the calling.



The ocean is calling.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 4, 2009 at 5:41am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Uncoiling part I



(Tobyo from the Bakemono-Dukushi - Unknown Artist)





"Uncoiling I" was originally written in September 2002, elaborating on drafts dating back to September 2000, and a first version was published in 2004.



The title of this miniature fugue for quartet comes from…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 3, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 5





"Introspection II" is the fifth section, and second with vocals, of "The Chrome Lake." And as is the case for its almost-but-not-identical twin "Introspection I," the subject matter is pretty much self-explanatory.



Verse

I see you feel restrained, mechanized, dehumanized

I see you feel estranged, incomplete, dissatisfied

Anything for a refuge, an…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 1, 2009 at 6:45am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Juggernaut part 4



(Erie Steam Road Roller scanned by Andy Dingley from the "New Catechism of the Steam Engine.")





“Steamroller” is probably the most busy piece of poligrafic music…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 7



("Between the waves" by Ivan Aivazovsky)





The seventh chapter of "The Dam" is entitled "Flow" and presents our protagonist/narrator having passed the test, overcome the obstacle, levelled the dam, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 24, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : 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 word doesn’t get the chance to be…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 21, 2009 at 5:38am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 3



("Introspection" by Alberto Baumann)





"Introspection I" is the third part, and first vocal section, of "The Chrome Lake," which itself constitutes the core middle chapter of the "Entering The Stream" trilogy.



The title of the whole suite was inspired by Voivod's…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 15, 2009 at 3:32pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 4



(Daniel-Johnson's Manic 5 dam in Quebec, Canada - photo by Pierre cb)





Part 4 of The Dam is entitled simply “Dam.” In the storyline, this is when the obstacle is recognized and the necessity of dealing with it is…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 10, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Winged Life



("The Winged Man" by Odilon Redon)





"The Winged Life" takes its name from the following verse by William Blake :



He who binds himself to a joy

Does the winged life…
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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 7, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Dam part 2





Clocking in at 22 minutes “The Dam” is my longest composition thus far. The piece uses the metaphor of water flowing from source to ocean to illustrate this mysterious process that we usually refer to as life. It comprises eight distinct movements, identified as follows :



  • 1. Source
  • 2. River
  • 3. Rapids
  • 4. Dam
  • 5. Immersion
  • 6.…
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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 6, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 7



(Globe of Integration by Eugen Hofbauer, Herbert Kalleitner, and Susi Müller. Photo by Manfred Kielnhofer)





“The Chrome Lake” is the core middle part of “Entering The Stream,” the trilogy which begins with "Into The Ashram" and is completed by "Leaving The…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Juggernaut part 2



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





Juggernaut. Lots to say about this one. Make sure your seat is confortable...



I’ve started the writing for this singular piece on November…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 30, 2009 at 7:35am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Void part 2



("Primeval Center" )





On a background of Wall Street Bailout and the Large Hadron Collider, “Void” paints the Buddhist concept of emptiness.



From Wikipedia :…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leaving The Ashram part 3 & 4



("Enigma" by Matías Argudín)





The third and fourth parts of “Leaving The Ashram” are respectively entitled “The Tabla Master’s Enigma” and “The Ordinary II.” Our unidentified introspective hero has completed his retreat and is going back to ordinary life.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 26, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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