I met Brandi years ago when I was a store manager at Ruby Tuesday.
She's one of those people that just inspires you. She believes in people. So we became good friends.
Well, she used to meditate quite a bit. She had a little sand meditation garden at her pad. It was centered in the middle of a sort of shrine that was on a table. And she'd spend hours clearing her mind and just drifting into the elements on this table. There were rocks, and trinkets, and presents. Things that would represent people, hopes and dreams.
Ok, I know all this sounds incredibly "new agey" but, as I said, she was a friend. I'm not the type of person who jams religion down other peoples throats. I prefer to just let my life do the talking.
Brandi was one of the first people to listen to my new compositional style that I'm now sharing with you. And she loves it. Usually when I would finish a piece.. I would let her listen to it right away.
Actually, my preferred method of sharing my music is to sit down with you and tell you how I was feeling when I composed it.. and then let you hear it on cd... but this text will have to do for now. I've actually recorded myself telling about each composition.. but it seemed out of context for the blog world.
Give this work some time. Take your time listening to it. It is meant for meditation, relaxation. Contemplation. Introspection. Peace.
A few of my friends say it sounds like Vangelis. This is the first piece you will hear that has a "pad" beneath the piano.. which is a soft sound layer like strings.
Put on headphones to hear the sublety.
Let me know what you think. I love feedback. Write a comment, email me through my profile.. or use the mini vote over on the sidebar.
Meditation 7.02 .mp3 (c) 2002 William Cushman (7:02 / 6.5Mb)
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Here are some links to projects that people have made using this composition.. check them out!
- Showcase - by Tommy
- "The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot - spoken recording by Librivox under direction of Richard Hart.
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