Will -The Meditation Mandala Focused on Levels of Awareness

May 23, 2014 in Video Releases, Wayfarer

Will

The Will Meditation Mandala focuses on the human ability to concentrate one's focus on different levels of awareness.

The latest music video piece in the Meditation Mandalas series by Wayfarer has been released. The piece Will is a meditation on our ability as human beings to focus our attention on different levels of awareness that reveal themselves as different levels of perception of reality. In the Toltec teachings of Don Juan Matus to the anthropologist, Carlos Castaneda, Juan Matus spoke of the power of will as a power that we have to focus our attention in alternate states of reality on the level of reality that we are perceiving at the time. We shift our level of attention through the implementation of intent. The power of intention than can connect us with different levels of awareness. When perceiving these different levels of awareness, we can use will in order to focus on different levels and perceive them more fully. If you have ever achieved levels of clarity that were difficult to describe, then you have achieved the perception of different levels of awareness beyond our ordinary reality. Thus, you have, whether knowing of it or not, used intent to shift your level of awareness. The power of will is the power that we have to hold these perceptions longer and to gain more understanding from them that fades less, allowing us to remember these moments with more clarity.

This piece was composed using Nodebeat and was mixed and mastered using Cakewalk Sonar. The video was created using fractal art generated using Apophysis 7x. The Apophymator script was used to take the fractal art, realize the various pieces as keyframes and create animated frames of motion in-between the keyframes. These animations were made into a filtered composite using Sony Vegas.

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Re-Visiting Nomad

May 22, 2014 in Music Releases, Video Releases, Wayfarer

The Nomad Meditation Mandala

The Nomad music video piece is from the Wayfarer Meditation Mandalas series.

With the release of Will, the latest music video in the Meditation Mandalas series, I have been looking back at the first two music videos in the series. The second piece in the Meditation Mandalas series is Nomad. Nomad pays homage to the journeyman’s spirit. It is hypnotic and relaxing, but maintains a thread of tension throughout. this tension represents the sense of urgency that a traveler feels in needing to move on from place to place. The video contains archetype-based imagery from various nomadic cultures. The hope is that the music and the video reaches subconscious of the viewer/listener and ignites one’s spirit of journey. Such travels do not need to be geographical in nature. Probably the most important journey that we will ever take is the one that leads us inside into our own personal understanding of ourselves. Looking at one’s self in the mirror of infinity requires courage.

The music was compsoed using Nodebeat and then mixed and mastered in Cakewalk Sonar. The video was generated using fractals created in apophysis 7x. These fractal images were then animated using the Apophymator script that generates motion frames in between key frames. The compositing and filtering of these video elements was done in Sony Vegas.

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Re-Visiting the Ring Mandala Music Video

May 20, 2014 in Music Releases, Video Releases

Ring from Wayfarer Meditation Mandalas

The Ring Mandala from the Wayfarer Meditation Mandalas series is a piece focused on connecting mind and body.

In a few days I will be releasing the next (3rd) music video in the Wayfarer Meditation Mandalas series, entitled Will. Because of the upcoming release, I wanted to pay some individual attention to the two music videos that have thus far been released in the series. Ring is the first music video in the series and is a very special one. Because my fiance, Liza Seigido, does not wear jewelry, I needed to find a way in which to present to her a symbol of my love that also bore significance to the commitment we were undertaking.

In addition to being a virtual ring for Liza, the Ring mandala is a combination of hypnotic sound and moving visualization that conveys the concept of tying mind and body. I utilize pulsing rhythms within the pace to entrance the mind and help it achieve a relaxed, alpha wave state. The video contains moving archetypes that connect tot he body and the physical aspect of reality. The music was created using the rhythmic pattern and pulsation application, Nodebeat. The video was produced using Apophysis 7x and the Apophymator animation script to produce fractal animations. The different animations were composited using Sony Vegas.

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The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble Spring Concert – The Power of the Voice

March 28, 2014 in Events

The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble Takes You on a Vocal Adventure

The power of the Voice - A free concert by the Frost Electronic Music Ensemble on Sunday April 6th, 2014 at 3pm in the Clarke Recital Hall at the University of Miami Coral GAbles Campus.

The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble has a great concert coming up on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 3:00pm in the Clarke Recital Hall on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus. This semester, the ensemble has been preparing an exciting selection of music that explores the power of the human voice. The ensemble features the vocal talents of singer/songwriter Angela Davis and singer/songwriter, Joe Cannavo. This vocal duo is joined by two hot, up and coming producers, Maxwell Gal and Sid Koeppel. The music will combine the power of the voice with the adventurous sound of electronic music and processing. The powerful musical selection will entertain the mind and enchant the soul. The ensemble is directed by composer/producer Lawrence W. Moore and features the great talent and creativity of the students. These four ensemble members are destined to play significant roles int he growth of music and its evolution in the future. As always, the concert has free admission and is open to the public.

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Kendall Sound Art Features Cellist, Jason Calloway

January 7, 2014 in Events

Jason Calloway Comes to Kendall Sound Art

This is teh concert invite for the Jnaury, 2014 concert featuring master cellist, Jason Calloway.

Kendall Sound Art is honored to present the performance mastery of cellist, Jason Calloway in the January 11, 2014 concert later this week. Jason will be performing a set of new music pieces, including the premiere of A Ring of Pearls for Cello and Fixed Audio by KSA co-founder, Lawrence W. Moore. The concert program will also feature the work of South Florida’s own Frederic Kauffman as well as works by Mena Mark Hanna Benjamin Britten. The concert will be held at the usual 3pm starting time at the West Kendall Regional Library.

A Ring of Pearls by Lawrence W. Moore for Cello and Fixed Audio

A Ring of Pearls by Lawrence W. Moore for Cello and Fixed Audio Media

Jason Calloway

Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (Frances), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Cervantino (Mexico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, and Sarasota. Currently cellist of the Banff award-winning Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Guillermo Figueroa, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Ronald Leonard, Ricardo Morales, Michael Tree, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the 92nd Street Y; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the LA County Museum of Art, and the Skirball Center; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy). He has recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, and Albany labels.

A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad. In addition he has made frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music and in south Florida with NODUS and for FETA and Acoustica 21. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, Pintscher, and Tüür, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, Roustom, Ueno, and Yannay. As a dedicated supporter of young composers, he has for many years presented concerts of solo cello works newly composed for him, most recently at Harvard, Temple, and Drew universities, and at Spoleto USA gave the premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solution for cello and ensemble in addition to recent appearances at Bowdoin College, the College of Charleston, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Calloway has also recently established a partnership with the bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann in the premiere of Helena Tulve’s new quintet at the Pärnu/Järvi Festival and has additionally created a cello and electronics/computer duo with his university colleague, composer Jacob David Sudol.

Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with violinist Gilles Apap, tap dancer Savion Glover, and Cantor Netanel Hershtik. He is artistic director of Shir Ami (www.shiramimusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the group’s varied performances in Austria, Hungary, and Italy. He has also toured Estonia and Serbia in a duo with his wife, violinist Mari-Liis Päkk, which explores the rich contemporary literature for violin and cello. Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California and his teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell and Felix Galimir, and Luis Biava. Mr. Calloway performs on a 1992 Michèle Ashley cello, a copy of the famous Sleeping Beauty of Montagnana, formerly owned by his teacher, Orlando Cole. Mr. Calloway is a native of Philadelphia.

The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble Fall Concert – We Got the Wobble!

December 5, 2013 in Events

The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble Fall Concert – Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8pm

The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble Concert is Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8pm.

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The university of Miami’s Frost Electronic Music Ensemble has an exciting fall concert program coming up on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00pm. The Concert will feature sounds from the present and the past in electronic music. Sid Koeppel, an exciting new composer and producer of intelligent dub house music will be presenting two of his latest works that have been enjoying great chart success on Reverb Nation, ‘Til the Clock Runs Outs and Wormhole. These two songs will feature the excellent vocal skills of Moses Conrad. Tyler Strauss, an up-and-coming composer of retro-dub will be presenting his latest work, Bamboo with video art composed by the great video artist, Liza Seigido. Director, Lawrence W. moore, will be presenting his latest art video adventure, Nomad. The ensemble has also embarked on bringing back the rhythmically entrancing minimalist sound of Steve Reich in presenting the great work, Pendulum Music, which will make the audience feel the rhythm as well as hear it. Please join us at the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami for this special event. Admission is free and parking is free. The link below will take you to directions and a campus map.

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The Kendall Sound Art November, 2013 Concert

November 9, 2013 in Events

The Kendall Sound Art All Stars

The Kendall Sound Art November, 2013 concert is going to be an all-star concert that promises to be a really intriguing event. The concert will feature composers, Lajos Zeke, David M. Lile, Lawrence W. Moore, and Liza Seigido, with special guest performers, Claudio Jaffe, cello and Gabriela Beltran, flute. KSA will also bewelcoming a new artist as Carlos Senzano will be sharing his poetry with us. As always, the concert will be held at the West Kendall Regional Public Library at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. The concert has free admission. Please join us!

The Kendall Sound Art November, 2013 Concert Invite

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Lajos Zeke will delight the audience with a new version of his piece, Aldulindalë, which means Song of Two Trees in J.R.R. Tolkien’s invented language of High Elvish. This time, the piece will include piano, flute, and cello, with the flute being performed by Gabriela Beltran and the cello being performed by Claudio Jaffe of the Del Ray String Quartet. Karen Schoenhals will be performing piano for us on the David M. Lile piece, Once, which will also feature Liza Seigido, KSA co-founder, performing voice. Liza Seigido will be presenting her video work, Mind Uncluttered, a magical piece that explores the calming of the cluttered, semi-conscious mind. Lawrence W. Moore, also a co-founder of KSA will be presenting the piece SnapDrive, a video work with music by Moore and video production by Liza Seigido that explores the component particles that cluster and generate velocity. Finally, KSA will be presenting a poetry reading by Carlos Senzano, a new addition tot he Kendall Sound Art family.

this is the Concert Program for the KSA November, 1013 Concert.

The Electronic Music and Video Art Concert at MDC Kendall This Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm

October 17, 2013 in Events

Lawrence W. Moore will be Presenting his Electronic Music and Video Art at MDC Kendall Campus

Lawrence W. Moore will be presenting his electronic music and video art at MDC Kendall Campus @ 7:30pm Friday, October 18th in the Hernandez Building Room 8247

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Electronic music is coming to MDC Kendall Campus! This Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm, Miami-Dade College faculty member, Lawrence W. Moore will be presenting his original electronic music and video art in the Hernandez Building, Room 8247. The concert will include intriguing sounds and atmospheres ranging from the rhythmically intoxicating to the trance-inducing and enchanting. The concert program will include the sounds of Moore’s own synthetic creations as well as the sound of his tenor saxophone. Dr. Moore will be describing his music, its creation, and the techniques and methods he uses in creating his vivid video art. This promises to be an exciting concert and you are invited! The concert is part of the Fall 2013 MDC Kendall Campus On Stage Concert Series and has free admission. Please join us!

Here is a map of MDC Kendall Campus as well as directions.