EL CONDOR PASA

Inspired by my recent stories and memories from shamanic pilgrimages in Peru, I have just recorded on my Clavinova a new version of El Condor Pasa - with pan flutes and harp as lead instruments. The video is from the May 13, 2013 hike in the Boyton Canyon in Sedona, along with some condor flight …

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SOUND OF SILENCE

Third recording of Simon & Garfunkel's 1964 hit During the last several days, I have been going over some my journal notes from the various shamanic expeditions in Peru during the last 10 years. And every time I looked at the pictures and videos of those magnificent Andean mountains, I kept hearing the Sound of …

VIENNA GRAND FINALE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE

For the full story, see this Yinyangbob.net post: VIENNA GRAND FINALE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE Also these videos... https://youtu.be/T8K3tnzcF0Q   https://youtu.be/HpGezZY5boE Here's also a short video about what it takes to stage such a massive event:   SUMMARY: VIENNESE VS. AMERICAN CULTURE And now you can see how strong musical culture still is in …

THE ‘YIN’ AND THE ‘YANG’ SIDES OF BEETHOVEN

BEETHOVEN'S MOONLIGHT SONATA - 3rd MOVEMENT THE "YANG" SIDE OF BEETHOVEN Over five months ago, in dreamtime on Aug 29, 2017, I received my next musical assignment for 2017. It was Beethoven's hellishly difficult 3rd movement of the otherwise serene Moonlight Sonata. Elizabeth and I were about to leave on our planned road trip to …

STORIES FROM VIENNA WOODS

I don't know when in my youth I must have first heard Johann Strauss' "Geschichte aus dem Wiener Wald" (Stories from Vienna Woods). But the music came alive again during our stay in Vienna, especially in the neighborhood of Neustift am Walde. As Elizabeth is my witness, ever since we got to Vienna on June 5, and settled in our wonderful country inn in Vienna woods and vineyards, I just could not stop hearing practically Johann Strauss’ wonderful waltz “Stories from Vienna Woods.” It has been with me practically 24/7. Even when I wake up at night, I find myself creating my new arrangement on a Clavinova. So for the last several weeks, I have been trying to reconstruct this waltz from memory, without using any sheet music. And last night (July 5), I recorded my own version of it, including a new orchestration which is a little different from that originally ascribed to Johann Strauss. But the core and the spirit of the piece is the same.

MY BIRTHDAY SONG FOR 2017: “CAPRICCIO ITALIEN”

For the last seven years, my spirit guides have been giving me musical assignments before my birthday. They came to me both in dreamtime and daytime. I was to learn to play them and record them as my birthday gifts from the Spirit realm. I was never aware of this gift until after I had already started to play the music. And it always arrived in May (my birthday is June 3 - Saint Constantine Day). I suppose my guides wanted to give me a chance to learn and record the music before my birthday. This year, it was Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien".

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK WITH ROMANZE ANDANTE AS MUSICAL “DESPACHO”

A Musical Despacho for Santa Tierras (land fairies) of Rainbow Shower MOZART'S ROMANZE ANDANTE, SECOND MOVEMENT FROM "EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK" Eight days ago, while washing some new dishes I had bought, I received a download of divine-sounding music. I figured it was Mozart. But I wasn't sure what piece it was. So I recorded some opening …

DISCOVERING MUSIC AS A COSMIC CHANNEL (Part 2, 2012-2013)

Music is the way God speaks to our souls MY 10-YEAR ASCENT ON THE WINGS OF STEINWAY, CLAVINOVA, TIBETAN BOWLS, FLUTES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, BUT MOSTLY BEETHOVEN, MOZART, LISZT... PART 2 (2012-2013) INTRODUCTION Music was my first love.  Music has been a part of my being even before I knew what love was. That's because …

DISCOVERING MUSIC AS A COSMIC CHANNEL (Part 1, 2008-2011)

Music is the way God speaks to our souls MY 10-YEAR ASCENT ON THE WINGS OF STEINWAY, CLAVINOVA, TIBETAN BOWLS, FLUTES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, BUT MOSTLY BEETHOVEN, MOZART, LISZT... PART 1 (2008-2011) INTRODUCTION Music was my first love.  Music has been a part of my being even before I knew what love was. That's because …

ARIZONA 2009: CONVERSATIONS GRANDMA CHANDRA, STAR RISING

EXCERPTS FROM THE OLD ALTZAR WEBSITE (2009-2013) ON SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS - BEFORE PERU 2009 Altzar's Rebirth & Mantras (Feb 2009) Harvesting McDowell Mountain Gifts (Feb 2009) Divine Hummingbird Encounter (Mar 2009) https://youtu.be/2Y7RI57UrEg Farewell Apucheto Hikes (Mar 11, 2009) Traversing the Universe with Chandra (Mar 5-6, 2009)   END OF NOTES Republished from my old altzar.org website I STOPPED UPDATING THE ORIGINAL ALTZAR.ORG …

PERU 2008: CONVERSATIONS WITH MOUNTAIN SPIRITS

EXCERPTS FROM THE OLD ALTZAR WEBSITE (2009-2013) Notes and Audio-Video recordings June 27-July 12, 2008Communing with Peru's Holy Mountains In search of wisdom of the ages hidden in mountain spirits... FROM URUBAMBA, PERU Day 6: Notes re. Conversations with Spirits #1 Session 1 with Adolfo MARAS, Peru, July 3, 2008 -  Nineteen of us would-be …