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July 2012 Blog Posts (20)

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 they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Leftoverturned



(Detail from « American Quilt » by Natasha2006)



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…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 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 disappointing river straight into an heretofore…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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 10:36am — No Comments

Introspection I (The Chrome Lake part 3)



(« Introspection » by Alberto Baumann)



« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its first section with vocals.

As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look at the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 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 July 22, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

On The Origin Of Flight



The flying » by Anchise Picchi)

i remember, once, i couldn't walk

sure, i could move by myself

but i couldn't walk

perhaps, i didn't feel the need to

possibly, i was happy crawling on hands and knees

yet, i could see

and from what i…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Architects Of Progress



Newton » by William Blake)

it was a path, a road, a way forward

it was not just any other day

yet, in a sense, it could have been

had it been the unusual sunshine

the melodies of the birds

or something in the air

lures…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Salt Doll - A Poem

Salt Doll

In search of truth

did I go back and forth

 

Wandered through Mountains

bathed in rivers sacred, with the pious

 

Whichever way the blind pointed

with hope and zest me travelled

 

Every which way I smelled the…

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Added by Bijay Raut on July 18, 2012 at 3:41am — No Comments

Portrait : Everyday Was The Same



Glass of Beer and Playing Cards » by Juan Gris)



everyday was the same

but she wouldn't notice

oblivious to the game

that had become practice



well, many times she had

but she couldn't stand it

it always felt so bad

better to deny it



rising up as…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — 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 an episode of intense soul-searching, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — 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 July 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Upward (The Idler part 3)



Effect of Butterfly » by Anastasiya Markovich)



The third part of « The Idler » is entitled « Upward. »

The idea behind the movement is quite simple : once the necessity of evolution has been recognized and accepted, there’s only one way…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Flow (The Dam part 7)



Between the waves » by Ivan Aivazovsky)



The seventh chapter of « The Dam » is entitled « Flow » and presents the situation once the obstacle has been overcome, the dam has been levelled, and the test…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

From Anger to Compassion: The Power of Yoga

by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

It does not matter how much people preach "don't get angry"; when certain situations arise, you get angry. It does not matter what kind of human being you become; even if you become superhuman, you will never have absolute control over the external world.…

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Added by Bijay Raut on July 8, 2012 at 5:17am — 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 8:56pm — No Comments

Immersion (The Dam part 5)



Underwater World » by Felipe Skroski)





In the storyline of « The Dam, » once the obstacle is recognized and the necessity of the conquest accepted, the protagonist must transform to become what they feel they must…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 6, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vigilance



Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)





« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.



Each of the segues highlights a…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Chronoscope (The Idler part 2)



Mainspring on a Sea-Gull ST16 movement » by Hustvedt)



« Chronoscope » is the second movement of « The Idler. » In the storyline of the suite, this section is a reflection on the passage of time that culminates when the protagonist realizes the repetitiveness of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

River (The Dam part 2)



Moonlight Night on the Volga river » by Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov)



The second part of « The Dam » is entitled « River » and expounds the original situation, before the obstacle is recognized and dealt…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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