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Multilethalead (Octoccata part 8)

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Athletics tracks finish line by Petey21)


The eighth and final movement of « Octoccata » is entitled « Multilethalead » and starts on a ostinato-based progression that slowly morphs into a relentless string of offbeat melodies harmonized by an incr

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Marimbariation (Octoccata part 7)

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"8" on the start of a film reel for the projection » by Ryan Baxter)


« Marimbariation » takes its name from the brief passage featuring the marimba that leads this seventh movement of the « Symphony of Eights. »

Once the percussive instrument concl

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Progigoriation (Octoccata part 6)

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Nixie eight » by L. Marie)


How on Earth can a musical movement be named « Progigoriation » you ask ? Well, obviously, because it's the prog rock variation of another similar movement entitled « Igorchestral » I emphatically reply. And so it is tha

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Reoctoverture (Octoccata part 5)

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behind the eight ball » by eschipul)


The fifth segment of « Octoccata » is entitled « Reoctoverture. » Basically, this section is a reprise of the introduction, hence the name, as it restates the theme presented therein, albeit through new and gen

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Biorhythalead (Octoccata part 4)

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House number 8 place de la Concorde » by Tangopaso)


The fourth movement from « Octoccata » is entitled « Biorhythalead. » Its title came about from the markers I used to identify each of the sub-sections of the composition.

After a transition remin

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Vibrastinato (Octoccata part 3)

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(« Octoccata Freeway » based on Interstate Shield)


« Vibrastinato, » the third movement from « Octoccata, » gets its name from the combination of vibraphone and ostinato, and features an abundance of polyrhythms.

The section begins in « Modern Poligra

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Igorchestral (Octoccata part 2)

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eight » by timlewisnm)

« Igorchestral, » the second movement of « Octoccata, » has been thus named because of the inspiration for the music, and the selected arrangement.

Igor Stravinsky is indubitably one of the composers I admire the most. The m

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Octoverture (Octoccata part 1)

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(« Label from a bottle of O·c·t·a·T·o·n·i·c » based on a picture of William Henry Fox Talbot by Antoine Claudet)


« Octoccata » is an instrumental suite clocking in at a little over 16 minutes. Its title comes from the combination of octatonic and to

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Epilogue (The Door Of The Law part 6)


Artwork on the Anschutz Medical Campus » by Rinaldodsouza)


The conclusion of the suite, « Epilogue, » is a short section wherein I present my interpretation of the parable. The music is basically a reprise of the introduction, with a very simple

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Awakening (The Door Of The Law part 5)


The path to enlightenment » by rohit gowaikar)


As instructed, Simon follows his roshi to the meditation hall. When they reach the door of the zendo, the master steps inside quickly, turns around, and slams the door in his student's face. At that m

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Pedagogue (The Door Of The Law part 4)


Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji Meditation Hall » by Michael Dougan)


After Simon tells his roshi the story of the man who waited at the door of the Law, the student begs his master to explain the dark parable. The teacher replies that he will explain i

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Parable (The Door Of The Law part 3)


Ganjoji in Izushi » by 663highland)


The third part of « The Door Of The Law » is entitled « Parable » and presents the part of the story wherein Simon, the Zen student, reads to his master the bewildering parable.

Once was a man who had made it
Up

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Huike Thinking » by Shi Ke)


« The Door Of The Law » is a suite in six chapters inspired by « A Parable About A Parable » from RAWilson's « Quantum Psychology, » itself inspired by Kafka's « Before The Law. » (There is also a video adaptation by ja

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De Profundis (Lifeforce part 5)


(« De Profundis 1 » by Kate Parry Evans)

« De Profundis » is the fifth and final movement of « Lifeforce. » I discovered the title when time came to name the various sections of « Between Worlds. » I opened my encyclopedic dictionary and started loo

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Derelict (Lifeforce part 4)


The Sea of Ice » aka « Polar Sea, » aka « The Wreck of Hope » by Caspar David Friedrich)


« Derelict » is the fourth chapter of « Lifeforce » and is a completely instrumental section intended to evoke a dark, chaotic, threatening mood, and to s

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