TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 13:
TIBETAN PEACE (2007) 78:26
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#1 Fiery Spaces of the Golden Bowls. (10-2-2002) (4:40)
A magical mysterious-sounding bowl opens this album and this track leading to an improvisation upon a selection of some 42 Yin bowls that ring on and on in microtonal clusters until they fade out. These bowls are mostly of the Manipuri kind.
#2 Mountain Abode of an Ancient Spirit. (13-1-2005) (3:18)
This is another improvisation upon the set of Yin Bowls (42) this time also including a few deeper bowls to underpin the chords when they appear.
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#3 Crystal Body of Light. (16-12-2004) (5:35)
The music features the interplay between the Yin and Yang bowls. - the music breathing between these contrasting sets of spiral bowl formations. With a set of 42 Yin Bowls and a separate set of 23 Yang bowls. The softer more expansive Yin bowls set against the harder an more centering Yang bowls with a gong at the opening of the improvisation.
#4 The Play of Light. (17-1-2005) (10:32)
The music begins with deep gongs softly played with PAISTE bowed Tuned Disks over leading to another improvisation upon the spiral of Yin bowls with some Yang bowls added later when a playful and lively water bowl joins in the background until the piece fades out.
#5 Windhorse of Chomolungma's Peak. (12 -1-2005) (9:51)
Gongs begin this piece (one being specially treated with my Rain Gong invention) with stroked 'rainy' gongs introducing some Yang bowls followed by slow and spacey Yin bowls. The two spirals of Yang and Yin bowls are then joined by a set of Chinese Qing bowls to which the Yin bowls are added in time with a Jump bowl added underneath.
#6 Heartsong of Fiery Light. (17-12-2004) (7:46)
An improvisation solely featuring the Yin bowl spiral set mostly comprising Manipuri bowls and the music is dedicated to the Spiritual Master Khoot Hoomi. A beautiful portrait of this Master was placed before me whilst I improvised.
#7 Radiations from the Yogi's Cave. (19-1-2005) (5:342)
Tibetan Buddhist sometimes begin their meditation with a pair of Tibetan Cymbals called Ting-shag. This piece also begins as an echo of meditation and we then hear the Yang bowls to which Yin bowls are then added and some time into the piece a mysterious sounding water bowl softly whispers in the background.
#8 Vista from High Peak. (13-1-2005) (5:39)
This time we begin with a deeper sounding bowl being struck which begins a series of such bowls gradually rising in pitch over a choir of Drilbu (Tibetan Buddhist hand bells) played in a pyramid formation. As we reach the top of the peak we hear the sound of a specially adapted bowl (a Rain bowl) followed by Yin bowls with their clouds of microtonal clusters reaching out over the view before us.
#9 Supported on Wings of Love. (13-1-2005) (4:15)
The music features an exploration of the interrelated harmonic tones of a small set of bowls. Their fundamental tones and their individual harmonic overtone series may vary but they all agree on one point (one harmonic!).
#10 The Spirit of H.H. Panchen Lama Shines Brightly through the darkness. (2-2004) (12:43)
Stroked gongs with the additional sound of Tibetan bowls lead to another appearance of the Drilbu choir again as a pyramid with a large antique Chinese resting bell playing a slow toll three times above the choir. Then we enter into another improvisation upon the spiral of Yin bowls to which a Jump bowl is added and then later another higher pitched Jump bowl joins in. Later a choir of Ululated bowls joins in with shaken bell string and shaken Drilbu (as they are often played during Tibetan Buddhist rituals) and over and above this slowly rising crescendo a Divine Light bowl appears - hopefully shedding spiritual light upon H.H.Panchen lama's situation.
#11 Fiery Presence. (13-1-2005) (2:25)
A set of lower pitched bowls here provide something of a 'sound bath' with their richly interactive harmonics.
Fire of the Eternal. (12-1-2005)
A spontaneous improvisation upon the spiral formation of 42 Yin bowls. These are mostly of the Manipuri variety producing clouds of harmonic overtones ringing on and on.
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