Yearly Archives: 2013

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12 Days of Christmas 2013

By |2016-01-05T17:40:11+00:00December 14th, 2013|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts|Tags: , , , , , , |

John Denver and the Muppets sing the 12 Days of Christmas     Highly entertaining holiday music.  2nd only to Bob and Doug McKenzie's version of this song.     Last year I released a Christmas album and wrote an entry about Christmas music. So what's the deal with this time of year? I feel [...]

12+ years of Zen bamboo flute training and my shakuhachi Shihan ranking

By |2013-11-12T20:21:22+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts|Tags: , , , , , |

Greetings fellows humans.  It has been a long time since a blog post here.  It has been an incredible year of cultivation and contemplation as I moved out to the woods in Marin County and have been making lots of Pu-Erh post-fermented dark, earthy tea and playing lots of shakuhachi and Taimu. Today it is also a [...]

preview of Blood Vapour for flute quartet

By |2014-05-02T17:23:43+00:00October 11th, 2013|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blood Vapour for flute quartet The fourth part of the Chthonic Flute Suite commissioned by Areon Flutes in 2012.  This suite has two main inspirations: ideologically it draws guidance from the book The Dream and the Underworld (1979) by James Hillman (1926-2011) and musically it explores the textural possibilities of a flute ensemble within [...]