• New Music: Song of Amergin

    January 18, 2009 06:12

    Song of Amergin

    (Composed for my friend Sal Ferrantelli and I Cantori di Carmel)

    I am a wind across the sea,

    I am a flood across the plain,

    I am the roar of the tides,

    I am a dewdrop let fall by the sun,

    Who but I knows the secrets of the unhewn dolmen*? (more )

    Who but I is both the tree and the lightning that strikes ...

  • New Music: "The Harmony of the Birth of the World"

    January 04, 2009 19:05

    We've discussed Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) in a previous blog. The music piece featured in today's blog is based on another of his images: "The Harmony of the Birth of the World" (originally a black-and-white engraving, hand-colored for your viewing pleasure by yours truly):

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  • New Music: "The Alchemical Tree"

    December 21, 2008 21:12
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    As I mentioned in last week's post, alchemy in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was about much more than "changing lead into gold"—in addition to being proto-science concerned with medicine through metallurgy through proto-chemistry, within its literature there is ...

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