This is site is a dialog about a digital work that teases and praises Our efforts of the last seven million years. Please, scroll through the twelve pages and then share some of your thoughts. Thank You!
What You will see when You take the DVD off the shelf. You have a choice to make. Either you try the sound that makes me joyous, or you turn off the sound and listen to your own voice and music. I would like to know about Your experience.
Please, sift through the pages of this blog. I wish to give all credit I am capable to the people and projects that have brought me to making Going with Our Solar Wind.
Below is a link to a “trailer”. The Trailer is an abbreviated and accelerated version of the work.
The Full Work is 54 minutes. The Trailer is 29.
The trailer has been created with gratitude to the brave people that have enjoyed the full DVD. However, many people do not have the “time”
to experience the project. Further, for those who may be slipping from full capacity to dream, the trailer might help them understand that
this project is not a low-tech episode from NOVA or the History Channel. Consequently, I abbreviate and accelerate.
Please, go to the next page that discusses the sound.
What You will see before you put the DVD into the machine. Which one do You prefer?
THE FOUR LAYERS OF SOUND
The first layer of sound is my own personal monkeyshine.
The next two layers begin with selections from The Golden Record of NASA’s Voyager I and II. Many of us are aware that both missions left our planet in 1972. In 2012, the probes left our solar system. The committee that made the selection was chaired by Carl Sagan. Sadly, prematurely, Dr. Sagan left us, too. I used a portion of their Sounds of Nature – bubbling mud, various animal sounds, and such. http://voyager.jpl.nasa/spacecraft/goldenrec.html
Most reverently, I used a selection from their Music of Earth. Dark is the Night, Cold was the Ground, recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1927, is a haunting gospel blues that can be traced to the Shaped Note singing of the North American South as far as 1792. https://www.freegalmusic.com
is the original source for all instrumental sound. To Freegal (Free and Legal) I have much gratitude.
3:27 a.m. (in order of entry) available on CD for only cost of postage
TOCCATA (intro) from L’Orpheo, Claudio Monteverdi. PREMIER/DEUXIEME/TROISIEME GYMNOPEDI, Erik Satie. MUSIC ON A THIN WIRE, Alvin Lucier. SOLEA/ALL BLUE/BLUE IN GREEN/WILL O’ THE WISP, Gil Evans & Miles Davis. SIX PIECES for LARGE ORCHESTRA, Anton Webern. 9th SYMPHONY, 4th movement, Gustav Mahler. ROTHKO TEMPLE, Morton Feldman. PRELUDE A L’APRES-MIDI ‘UN FAUN, Claude Debussy. SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE, 2nd, 5th, & 1st, Charles Ives. INVOCATION(s) of MAHAKALA, Gyuto Multiphonic Choir. TOCCATA (concludes). THE UNANSWERED QUESTION, Charles Ives.
The sound for this project is dedicated to an American composer-polymath and a Spanish-American conductor. Eric Richards and
Angel Gil-Ordonez. It has been my great fortune to have Eric as a friend and universal teacher. Angel, another amazing person,
is a professor at Georgetown U. and musical director of the Post Classical Ensemble.
52 minutes. Wishing You Meaning and Beauty
Suggested Books, DVDs; and online Radio and Videos
mentioned with much Gratitude !
Part 1 starts
the fun begins (7 million years ago)…
Information about DVD label needs to be updated.
Part 1 concludes
“February” to early “December” of our human year
Part 2 begins
An Ochre Crayon (250,000 years ago)
Part 2 concludes
Egyptian writing before the pharaohs