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Sand Mandala Composition

Challenge: Over the period of one full week, create a “sand mandala” piece. Any genre, acoustic or electronic. Work really hard on it, strive passionately to make your best music ever. Share it (with one person, a few, a bunch) at several phases during the course of its one-week lifespan. Then, at the end of […]

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm by rachmiel · Permalink


A sacred time* version of a Lithuanian lullaby: Liulia. * Past/present/future all coexisting at the same “time,” as discussed here.

Posted on December 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm by rachmiel · Permalink

Thwarting Time’s Arrow

Music is an ideal medium for “thwarting time’s arrow” … transcending its one-way-ness (always moving towards the future) and experiencing a state in which past, present, and future coexist and interpenetrate: An everything-at-once-ness. In this sense, music, like imagination, can get around the “inviolable” laws of physics/reality. What might such sacred time music – to […]

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm by rachmiel · Permalink