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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 to go…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 11, 2012 at 10:00pm — 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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — 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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 7, 2012 at 10:25pm — 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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 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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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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 2, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

In The Taste Of The Day (The Idler part 1)



(detail from one of my old kindergarten paintings)

The Idler was born of a combination of concepts discovered while exploring various domains of knowledge during the second half of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s.

« The idler who does not arise when it is time to arise, who is full of sloth though young and strong, who is…
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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dam (The Dam part 4)



Painting of the Zola dam near Aix-en-Provence in France » by Paul Cézanne)



The fourth movement of « The Dam » is entitled simply « Dam. » In the storyline, this is when the obstacle is recognized and the…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 25, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Outgrow



Morpho emerging from its chrysalis » by Thomas Bresson)



That which you can't abide

Embrace as if a friend

Once you two have allied

No thing will make you bend



That which you can't escape

Welcome as a teacher

You will never espouse

More talented…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 24, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes





Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes



Richard Ramsay is the star of the eighteenth episode of The Threshold Series, the concluding chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World. »



We find the veteran politician staring outwards from a window of the sky lounge of his private yacht, musing about the weather, while on a visit…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 5:33pm — 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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 18, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Asking For A Miracle (revisited - with poetry)



The Miraculous Draft of Fishes » - Artist Unknown - photography by TTaylor)



« Asking For A Miracle » is a short instrumental arranged for acoustic instruments, and written in a time of…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 16, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be





Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be



The central character of this week's instalment of The Threshold Series is Rahu Lüli, the young cenobite from Kõrgus.



At the beginning of the chapter, the teenager is getting ready to leave the monastery, and he ponders the events that have led him to believe that he has found the…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 15, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Source (The Dam part 1)



Source de la Moselle à Bussang » by Didier Misson)

« The Dam » is a 22-minute long suite in 8 movements that uses the metaphor of water flowing from source to ocean to illustrate the process that we affectionately refer to as…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Uncoiling I



Tobyo » from the Bakemono-Dukushi - Unknown Artist)…



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The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change





Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change



The sixteenth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features the scientific facilities of Veshtar, and revolves around Bernard Sturn.



At the end of an all-nighter, weary of responding to video emails, the famous space engineer takes a break to rest his eyes, and…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 8, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

The Winged Life



The Winged Man » by Odilon Redon)



« The Winged Life » takes its name from William Blake's poem « Eternity » :



He who binds himself to a joy

Does the winged life…
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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 4, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit





Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit



This week's instalment of the Threshold Bookcast takes place in Hasania, the so-called artificial state governed by Omar Malaki.



As the chapter begins, we find Richard Ramsay, the legendary Conservative leader, entertaining himself around the estate of his wealthy hosts, while he waits to…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on June 1, 2012 at 5:39pm — 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 Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on May 28, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 14 : Silent Talking





Chapter 14 : Silent Talking



The fourteenth episode of The Threshold Series focuses on Olivia Romero, the Chief Environmental Adviser of Neo Apollonia.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former activist is walking towards the church of the Community, all the while pondering the circumstances which have led her to…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on May 25, 2012 at 6:12pm — No Comments

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