Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Improvisations of flutist Paul Horn

After listening to a vintage recording of Paul Horn improvisations on his flute in the Taj Mahal, I am thinking about trying a little of this myself. This flute music is so different from the classicall exercises and pieces that I normally play that I feel hesitant to try. Perhaps it's the sleeping muse thing I wrote about yesterday; awakening creative self and following it into a new direction.

Although, I am not that fond of new age music, Paul Horn is different. The purity of his flute is a meditation and the music industry hadn't added ocean waves, electric pulsing and so forth.

Paul Horn continues to develop and grow as his artist and you can hear a video of his flute playing on my video box. It's located on the left bar of my blog and down a bit. Let me know if you like it.

8 comments:

japanintoronto said...

Hi Princess.... it's been a while.

Thanks for visiting Japan In Toronto. There you can see what I've been up to.

One of the reasons NOW has become not more than a memory is because I've been very involved in my work. I also wanted to redirect my creative energy from an inward focus (the blog NOW) to an outward focus (my work). I'm slowly starting to publish the writing I've been doing, chapter by chapter, on My Dirty Cat if you are interesting in reading it.

Also, thanks for finding me... I've missed you! Your blog and your thoughts have become lovelier and lovelier!

Kind regards,
Camille

lotusgreen said...

oh god--paul horn. i haven't thought about him in ages. no not new age at all. i still have one of his albums--in hotre dame maybe? i remember stained glass on the cover. i'll have to go look.

what an extremely cool thing for you to try, princess!

Moon River said...

Dear Princess,
i'm just back from an other journy, this time to Morroco and Paris.

Hugs and kisses

Princess Haiku said...

Lotus, what genre would you call Paul Horn's music?

Moon Darling,
How wrong of you to go to all of those places without me. I do hope you post your new photos soon. I'll be waiting in the wings; an angel hopeful even for a small visual encore.

Camille,
I didn't know that was you and I am delighted it is. See, like minds will find each other. I just read a book you must read and will post a review of it tonight. Well, after I write one that is.

goatman said...

I hadn't realized that he was still playing with his echoes. We still have a vinyl recording of his performance in Agra. I gave a copy of his playing in the Canyon de Chelle in Arizona to my massage therapist to use as background music; she was impressed.
I don't know what you would call his music: experimental, perhaps new age. Does it matter?

Princess Haiku said...

Camille, I tried to link Japan in Toronto (very interesting) but couldn't grab the URL. h'mmm Will visit your other blog too. I loved what you did with, NOW but think it's great that you moved on to other things too.

Hi Goatman; about Paul Horn; just curious. I think "experimental music" seems to work for me. I am trying to understand it's context musically. I like it a lot. Tonight I am listening to him play in the Great Pyramid. It's just what I need to center myself in response to events at home and in the world. There is such chaos without...

Princess Haiku said...

Camille, I tried to link Japan in Toronto (very interesting) but couldn't grab the URL. h'mmm Will visit your other blog too. I loved what you did with, NOW but think it's great that you moved on to other things too.

Hi Goatman; about Paul Horn; just curious. I think "experimental music" seems to work for me. I am trying to understand it's context musically. I like it a lot. Tonight I am listening to him play in the Great Pyramid. It's just what I need to center myself in response to events at home and in the world. There is such chaos without...

lotusgreen said...

i think i would call it jazz, but i don't know if that's because that's what it was considered when i bought it. no... i think i would still call it that--the improvisational nature of it, the groove.

by the way, i wanted to say how talented neptune is, but comments didn't want to work!