Schadowrider: Artists and Releases

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CD: *OUT OF PRINT*. "Resonance," our first CD release, is a collection of the music of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann arranged for instruments by the Ensemble Resonance.

Track Listing:
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  • 1. Vol I no 17: Kurd Shepherd Melody
  • 2. Vol II no 36: Dervish Dance
  • 3. Vol III no 24: 22.III.1926 (Untitled)
  • 4. Vol I no 11: (Untitled)
  • 5. Vol II no 19: Sayyid Chant and Dance
  • 6. Vol I no 44: Greek Song
  • 7. Vol I no 41: Kurd Melody
  • 8. Vol I no 38: Afghan Melody
  • 9. Vol IV: Bokharian Dervish, Hadji Asvatz Troov
  • 10. Vol II no 2: For Professor Skridlov
  • 11. Vol II no 41: Sayyid Chant and Dance
  • 12. Vol III no 36: Hymn to Our Endless Creator
  • 13. Vol I no 12: (Untitled)
  • 14. Vol II no 38: Caucasian Dance
  • 15. Vol I no 30: Long Ago in Mikhailov
  • 16. Vol II no 15: Sayyid Chant
  • 17. Vol III no 37: Meditation

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(From the CD liner notes)

Until recently, the music of Mr. Gurdjieff has been heard mostly on the piano, and under certain definite conditions we have sensed its power of transformation.

Today in Gurdjieff groups around the world, we see more and more the value and the need of working together. The question then arises: can working on and listening to this music in various instrumental settings help us open to another influence?

The music offered here is a collaboration of six musicians from two long established Gurdjieff groups: the Rochester Folk Art Guild of Middlesex, NY, and the Gurdjieff Foundation of Paris, France. Having independently explored the same repertoire for many years, they met at the International Music Conference in San Francisco during the summer of 2000. From this exchange the project of making a recording emerged, with preparation in both Paris and Middlesex.

Since it was felt that the living atmosphere of a concert (including improvisations by birds!) would encourage a deeper listening, these pieces are drawn from two concerts given at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in July 2001. Their selection emphasizes a search for quality of attention rather than technical perfection. Many different instrumental combinations, balances, and tempos await exploration.

This recording is dedicated to Mrs. Louise March (1900 - 1987), inspired listener, guide, and teacher, and to the members of the Rochester Folk Art Guild and the Gurdjieff Foundation of Paris, who gave their support in so many ways.

Jenny Koralek of Parabola reviews "Resonance," from recording artists, Ensemble Resonance.

"Played by Christian Chanel, Marie Chanel-Vignon, Michael Hunter, Herbert Lashner, Paul Schliffer, and Matthew Shubin. Middlesex, N.Y.: Schadowrider Records. CD; approx. 47 min.

The music on this CD is a combination of two concerts given in 2001 at the Rochester Folk Art Guild of Middlesex, New York by six professional musicians from two long-established Gurdjieff groups. Their purpose was to perform G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann's music on a variety of instruments, in this case a challenging and attractive mix of two guitars, flute, oboe, bassoon, and piano in varying permutations and combinations. Their search was for a fine quality of attention rather than technical perfection, and the listener is made aware of a deep, shared attentiveness between audience and performers."

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Ensemble Resonance Concert
13 Oct 2006
Ensemble Resonance plays the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann on Sunday, October 29th at 3:00 pm, at The Rochester Folk Art Guild, 1445 Upper Hill Rd, Middlesex, NY. The full Ensemble Resonance, a blending of…
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Concert performances by members of Ensemble Resonance
19 Sep 2005
The Rochester Folk Art Guild and Schadowrider Records are pleased to announce two performances by members of the internationally renowned Ensemble Resonance - Michael Hunter (piano), Paul Schliffer (flute)…
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