THE LOST TRIBE OF THE FERENGI SITAR PLAYERS 

THE LOST TRIBE OF THE FERENGI SITAR PLAYERS

by Al Gromer Khan ©

When Hector Berlioz remarked in the second half of the nineteenth century that “Indian music still finds itself in deepest darkness and barbarism, with hardly any desire for aesthetic form” he overlooked, among other things, the fact that India and Africa, as cultures, are concerned with translating from an ordinary to a metaphysical state. Such musical cultures demand another way of looking at art, one that Hector could not possibly have…

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Ambient Music 

                 

               Ambient Religion

 

                    by Al Gromer Khan©

 

It is true that the term ´Ambient Music´ was coined by Brian Eno. It is also true that Eno is often not all that original. The idea of music representing an interior, for instance, goes back to the French composer Eric Satie. And John Cage – a strong influence on Eno´s work, and one who is often quoted by him – frequently worked with ideas concerning the environment as ´music´. However, Eno did more or less…

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99 Axioms 

99 Axioms

 

The 99 Axioms

© Al Gromer Khan


1 Only one in love should sing a love song

2 A whisper is more beautiful than a shout

3 "The Beloved lies hidden behind the veil"

4 New music wants a change of attitude rather than circumstance

5 The Creator makes music sublime

6 The creative is that which comes from within and addresses "within"

7 One in search of the wonderful will ignore and transcend preconceived styles

8 Every listener has a right for their "Inner One" to be addressed

9 Would I…

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