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Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)



Confrontation » by cordalth)



« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Sooner Or Later (revisited - with poetry)



Multiac Nylon » by poligraf)



« Sooner Or Later » 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…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

In The Vortex (revisited - with poetry)



Scylla by William Pye » by mira66)







« In The Vortex » is an energetic instrumental put together while toying with ideas leftover from « Informaëlstrom » and « Leftoverturned. »…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 6, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Perseverance



Goldfish Pulling a Snail Cart » by James Pollock)



« Perseverance » is the fourth of the series of segues composed to join the tracks of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 12, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Understanding



Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)



« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on January 21, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Purposefulness



Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)







« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.



In order to preserve the surprise, I won't…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3 - revisited)



Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India » by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the crushing force before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 4, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)



(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)





« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »



This instrumental section starts…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 22, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Steamroller (Juggernaut part 4 - revisited)



Wilesco D36 steamroller » by Morn)





« Steamroller » is the fourth chapter of « Juggernaut. » In the storyline of the suite, it represents the apex of pain, and the metanoia.



The instrumental is one of the most busy pieces of music that I’ve written up to now, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 17, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6 - revisited)



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 they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2011 at 7:57am — 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 3:31pm — 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 11:48am — 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 3:39pm — 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 12:58pm — 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 3, 2009 at 2:45pm — 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 29, 2009 at 8:38pm — 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 7:09pm — 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 3:26pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leftoverturned part 2



(Detail from "Lenticular cloud")





Given its structure and contents, the second part of “Leftoverturned” could have been entitled “Informaëlstrom II” (ref: "1000 Radios"), but because of the undeniable influence of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” the full…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 21, 2009 at 8:26am — 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…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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