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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 that I’ve…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2009 at 2:53pm — 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 moving…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 24, 2009 at 8:54pm — 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 employed very…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 21, 2009 at 7:56am — 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 12:51pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leftoverturned part 1



(Detail from "American quilt" )

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 while.



I rarely…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leaving The Ashram part 1 & 2



(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)

“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album.



An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The Ordinary II), it…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 30, 2009 at 6:15am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Polygraph part 1



(Polygraph from U.S. Patent 4,333,084)

The first part of "Polygraph" is entitled “Exposition” and aims to evoke a somewhat peaceful and relaxed dialogue, before the relationship slowly degrades to the point of sourness as personal values and beliefs are questioned and subjected to criticism.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 26, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Waking In Heaven



(Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven by Gustave Doré)

"Waking In Heaven" is a relatively short composition that starts with a minimalist…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 21, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Polygraph parts 2 & 3



("Deliberation" by Ronn Boef)

"Polygraph" is a portrait of human relations turning from sweet to sour, hinting at the necessity and difficulty of constant genuineness. The suite lasts about 10 minutes and is composed of the following four sections : Exposition, Confrontation,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Stonecutter



(“Quarryman” by Gustave Courbet)

"Stonecutter" is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on the following quote by Jacob August Riis…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 14, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Into The Ashram



(Ashram by Nicholas Roerich)

An instrumental in 4 movements (The Ordinary, Running Out Of Breath, Dweller On The Threshold, Jambudvipa), the composition aims to evoke the progress of an individual getting fed up with their day to day life to the point of taking an extended time off for…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 12, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 4)

(The Wheel of Becoming - Symbolic Representation of Saṃsāra in Tibetan Buddhism)

Poligraf's first album is entitled "Samsara." Traditionally, the term refers to the Buddhist concept of the cycle of birth and death in which all beings in the universe take part and which can be escaped only through enlightenment. Personally, I agree with the view that it is rather that very same process of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 22, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 3)

Poligraf has been an essential part of my life since its inception at the beginning of February 1998.

The adventure began after the collapse of a band that probably never really existed as it only had a handful of rehearsals, but for which I had already written a lot of material. Left alone at the helm, I connected with a group of experienced musicians via a co-worker friend and after agreeing on a general aim and formula, we raised sail and… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 2)



(Buddha the Conqueror by Nicholas Roerich)

Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.

The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 19, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 1)

Music has been an essential part of my life since the end of the 80s.



The adventure began during the second of my four years of studying electrical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Through various friends and contacts I reconnected with progressive rock, a form of music to which I had already been exposed to in my youth thanks to my older brothers and sisters. Hearing the music of bands such as Yes, Rush, Genesis, and King… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 17, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments


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