Peter Dustin Nolan "Ritual Music for Magnetic Meditation"

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    Ritual Music for Magnetic Meditation

    Peter Nolan, Easthampton, MA

    April 28, 2013

    My pregnant bride and I were married at a ceremony at the Integratron near Joshua Tree, California October 11, 2008. All of the legal stuff actually took place at a smaller procedure in the city hall building of Downtown Manhattan a few months earlier, but the ceremony was out in a spaceship with the tumbleweeds. The ceremony was conceived after having read "the Spiritual Journey of Alexandro Jodorovsky". I was pretty moved by the way he weaved ritual and ceremony into everyday life and after reading this book we decided that we should invent our own wedding ritual and that it should take place somewhere that had a specific resonance to us. We chose the Integratron because of it's location in the Palm Desert. We'd visited the Joshua Tree National park a few times throughout our relationship and it just felt right. The Integratron itself is an acoustically perfect wooden structure that was designed by former Howard Hughes engineer and Nicoli Tesla disciple named George Van Tassel. It was located close to a Native American holy site called "the Big Rock", which was said to have unusual magnetic energy. This place was perfect.

    As noted, the Integratron is an acoustically perfect space. You can stand on one side of the great room and whisper a message to someone at the other side over 50 feet away. They do daily meditation rituals in the room with Tibetan Prayer bowls. I decided that I wanted to devise my own piece of music to make use of the sound and feeling of the space, a magnetic sound bath. I recorded the first piece on this cdr to be played as part of our wedding ceremony as people entered the great room through a small portal in the floor. I feel that this music was strongly conceived and has a fast moving glacial quality, so I've decided to share it here.

    The second piece is a recent addition recorded 4 1/2 years after the wedding. I wanted to make another piece of meditational music to round out the set to make it more of a proper release. After spending some time with the ritual music, I sat down at my newly acquired Aquarius Entertainer organ for a meditational session. I fear that recent events in our new home state have given this one a darker color than the first two pieces, but I think that it works well with them as night does to day.

    Instruments played on these pieces include, but are not limited to: Roland Juno 6 Synthesizer, Electric Violin, Bowed Metal, Trumpet, Binson Echorec, Aquarius Entertainer organ.

    This release is dedicated to Kim Gordon as it comes into existence on her birthday 2013.

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Ritual Music for Magnetic Meditation

Peter Nolan, Easthampton, MA

April 28, 2013

My pregnant bride and I were married at a ceremony at the Integratron near Joshua Tree, California October 11, 2008. All of the legal stuff actually took place at a smaller procedure in the city hall building of Downtown Manhattan a few months earlier, but the ceremony was out in a spaceship with the tumbleweeds. The ceremony was conceived after having read "the Spiritual Journey of Alexandro Jodorovsky". I was pretty moved by the way he weaved ritual and ceremony into everyday life and after reading this book we decided that we should invent our own wedding ritual and that it should take place somewhere that had a specific resonance to us. We chose the Integratron because of it's location in the Palm Desert. We'd visited the Joshua Tree National park a few times throughout our relationship and it just felt right. The Integratron itself is an acoustically perfect wooden structure that was designed by former Howard Hughes engineer and Nicoli Tesla disciple named George Van Tassel. It was located close to a Native American holy site called "the Big Rock", which was said to have unusual magnetic energy. This place was perfect.

As noted, the Integratron is an acoustically perfect space. You can stand on one side of the great room and whisper a message to someone at the other side over 50 feet away. They do daily meditation rituals in the room with Tibetan Prayer bowls. I decided that I wanted to devise my own piece of music to make use of the sound and feeling of the space, a magnetic sound bath. I recorded the first piece on this cdr to be played as part of our wedding ceremony as people entered the great room through a small portal in the floor. I feel that this music was strongly conceived and has a fast moving glacial quality, so I've decided to share it here.

The second piece is a recent addition recorded 4 1/2 years after the wedding. I wanted to make another piece of meditational music to round out the set to make it more of a proper release. After spending some time with the ritual music, I sat down at my newly acquired Aquarius Entertainer organ for a meditational session. I fear that recent events in our new home state have given this one a darker color than the first two pieces, but I think that it works well with them as night does to day.

Instruments played on these pieces include, but are not limited to: Roland Juno 6 Synthesizer, Electric Violin, Bowed Metal, Trumpet, Binson Echorec, Aquarius Entertainer organ.

This release is dedicated to Kim Gordon as it comes into existence on her birthday 2013.

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released May 19, 2014

Peter Dustin Nolan

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Arbitrary Signs Northampton, Massachusetts

Arbitrary Signs started way back in 1995 with a cassette release by the Uniforms. It's been the home of the Magik Markers, Spectre Folk, United Waters, MV and EE, Devin, Gary, and Ross and many more.

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