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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 15, 2010 at 4:02pm — 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 12, 2010 at 11:20am — 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 11, 2010 at 1:05pm — 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 8, 2010 at 1:15pm — 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 7, 2010 at 9:30am — 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 5, 2010 at 2:14pm — 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 4, 2010 at 2:05pm — 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 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — 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 September 28, 2010 at 2:45pm — 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 September 27, 2010 at 2:12pm — 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 September 23, 2010 at 1:47pm — 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 September 21, 2010 at 3:35pm — 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 September 15, 2010 at 3:51pm — 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 September 9, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Come Back



("Magnetic field of two bar magnets with unlike poles" by Alexander Wilmer Duff)





« Come Back » dates back to the epoch of The Fall Children, the band that was supposed to be but never really was, and whose unexpected but timely demise cleared the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 7, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Stonecutter (revisited - with poetry)



(Detail from "Quarryman at work" by Unidentified Artist)





« Stonecutter » is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on one of my favourite citations, one which has helped me on several occasions, the following quote…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on September 6, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Between Worlds (Epilogue)



("Maitreya the Conqueror" by Nicholas Roerich)





I read the The Tibetan Book of the Dead twice. I started with a French…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Creeper (revisited)



("Two portraits of Ryogen" - Author Unknown - copyright holder is Kiemon Tsuruya)





« Creeper » is an allegory wherein destructive mental processes are compared to creeping plants. The piece depicts four stages of a confrontation between creeper and host : introduction, growth,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 26, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Lepufology 301



("Aerospaceplane " by Unknown Artist)





The Lepufology Project is the story of Jack Babbitt, regarded as one of the world’s most trustworthy investigators of the paranormal, whose unfaltering curiosity for the mysterious leads on an international chase seeking bizarre rabbits…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Determination (Between Worlds part 5)



("Akshobhya Buddha" by VanemTao)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and maternal grandmother, both…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 24, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments


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