Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pulse Echo

Another Sunday space-out. Chose another nice long meditational track for today. This is another great piece to listen to through a good set of headphones. Scot called these works, ‘synthesizer aided mediations’—today’s track--“Synthey Medit I” is an 11:09 minute journey that crosses over the world and back on itself again, in several ways.

Throughout the song, things are echoing. Key passages pull the melody slightly off kilter, which has the effect on me at least, of a psychic nudge in the ribs. Just like in life, things may be going along swimmingly and then all of a sudden we notice that previously unperceived melodic tension has crept its way in. I think Scot always resolves this sweetly in this composition, which he created when he was Composer-in-Residence at the Headlands Center in Sausalito, California in 1987.

Today’s artwork is another original drawing done in 2002, on the page of a book. I’m guessing the writing is Persian? The drawing was done with a red fine-point, water-based, felt-tipped marker. The washes were created by pulling a water soaked paintbrush across the line work of the drawing. I love how Scot has rearranged features of the body. I had a Yoga teacher who once talked about opening the eyes of the heart, which are located right where this individual’s heart eyes are. For me the text on the page really weaves well with the music. Remember all blog artwork can be enlarged by clicking on the image

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