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Reviews for "Music for Declarations 2 (Instrumental)"

Music for Declarations 2 (Ins...
by Jeris
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Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 11:39 AM
 
septahelix
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permalink   Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 2:35 PM
these samples are going to be really fun to work with. i really like the idea here. hopefully, there’s at least one more for a trilogy, or further, for a series. while i may not upload a declaration, i will definitely reflect on this.
 
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permalink   Jeris Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:48 PM
Cool, looking forward to your remixes! Yeah, I haven’t written my own declaration yet. I probably will just to make it more personal, but I think just reflecting on the ones already written are already powerful.
ephemeral rift
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permalink   Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 3:18 PM
Tribal. Meditative. Spiritual. I love the different percussion involved. And thanks for including me on this and the other one.
 
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permalink   Jeris Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:49 PM
Thank you for all your samples, I downloaded all of it! Keep it up, you’re awesome man : )
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:24 PM
Digerido madness. A fellow at work told me that he brought a digerido and some easy to manage PVC mockups to a local 4th grade class for education and to give the students a chance to try to sustain a sound.
 
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permalink   Jeris Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:51 PM
Oh man, thanks for reminding me , I totally forgot. About 10 years ago someone asked me to go to a school because they were having a sort of education fair and “adults” were showing the kids different skills, occupations, talents, etc.

I brought a bunch of pvc pipes and paint and stuff, those kids lit up and had so much fun!
AT
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permalink   Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:29 PM
Very nice—like alot—I always love your percussion.
 
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permalink   Jeris Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:51 PM
Thanks!!
Speck
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permalink   Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 2:40 AM
Ah there we go. Beautiful. I like the ‘music for’ better than the ‘music with’. As you have written, those are things you say to yourself. Once you declare aloud that “I AM an inspiration…” well… a certain arrogance (perhaps too strong a word) clouds the intent and therefore effect. Of course that could just be my midwestern upbringing, where a more likely declaration would be “I will make do. I will try not to get in anybody’s way.”
 
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permalink   Jeris Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 5:41 AM
Thanks Speck, I tried to read it as it was written, which had the emphasis on “I Am” and a pause..
I interpreted this in exactly the opposite way, as a recognition of interdependence and mutual causation not individuality.
It’s the idea that the universe exists from self awareness as the universe says ” I am” …the universe unfolds. Does self awareness create the universe or does the universe create self awareness? Big bang…big crunch…
Buddhist perspectives would say interdependence is all that stands up to scrutiny. Or as Einstein would say, could God have made the universe any other way?
Oddly enough though, individuality is what holds it together.
Like ant colonies, it’s the variation that creates the “mind ” of the colony. So I guess we are here to express individuality but to function interdependently. Ok…I’m rambling..lol
 
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permalink   Jeris Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 5:57 AM
“I Am” also reminds me of this story I heard last night. I’m probably going to butcher it but here goes…

An old sage was wondering through the woods when a tiger lept out and chased him. The sage ran and ran until he stumbled off a cliff. He grabbed a thorny twig on the way down and hung there. He looked below and another tiger appeared waiting for him to fall. The sage did not know what to do as he hung there with the thorns of the twig digging into his flesh. He noticed there was a lone blackberry and he plucked it and ate it. It was the best blackberry he had ever tasted.”

The moral…the tiger above is the past, the tiger below is the future. The thorns and the blackberry…the present…bittersweet.

Yeah, so “I Am…Here” is also sort of the be here now thing as well