Part I : the Sacred Anatomy of Creation –
A 5th Density Approach to the Study and Practice of Music
An exploration of next-level creativity and new dimensions in music.
The first part of my new book, a work in progress.
Music as Spiritual Practice The Glass Bead Game, Magister Ludi, by Hermann Hesse, made a great impression on me when i read it years ago. I was eager to know: what IS this game? and was disappointed that in the whole book, he never really explains exactly what it is, or how it works. But… Continue reading The Secret Game of Music: the Imaginary Teachings of Magister Ludi
The musical interval of a tritone (augmented 4th, or diminished 5th) is the most enigmatic of the intervals, and as such, has been given a bum rap, in my opinion. In the days of “early music” pre-Renaissance, the tritone was referred to as the “Devil’s interval”, and was forbidden for a time, at least in… Continue reading The Charm of Impossibilities 2 : Sympathy for the Devil’s Interval
Through the Looking Glass Why is music so magic? Why is it that almost everyone likes music in one form or another? Is there something intrinsic to music itself that goes beyond any style, genre, or quality level that makes it so intriguing to us? Somehow it transports us to another place. It is as… Continue reading The Charm of Impossibilities: why music is magic
In 1976, on my 25th birthday, I had the great good fortune to meet Mme. Margaret Chaloff, one of the most influential teachers of my life. It was a fateful kind of meeting, she even said so almost immediately, and it became instantly clear that i was there for a reason. I have written an… Continue reading Chi Touch ~ integral music practice