|"Sustaining ourselves as we work for lasting social change means tapping into a deeper wisdom. This is what I have encountered in the Callanish Stones."
- Margie Adam
The quiet hum of spirit that has resonated in Margie's music from Songwriter through Avalon has now surfaced full force in PORTAL, a 2-disc CD/DVD set. This new work combines the rich contemplative core of her piano solo music with a surprising new visual element of her artistic sensibility: photography set in motion.
The compilation CD, PORTAL, brings together ten solo piano performances with clear melodies, lush chord color and mesmerizing polyrhythms from Naked Keys, Soon and Again and her last release, Avalon. These pieces have emerged as the soundscape for Margie's work with the labyrinth.
Scroll down for information and images from the meditation DVD, Portal to Avalon. Click here to read about Margie's journey to Scotland and the Callanish Stones.
|Photography & Music: Margie Adam; Executive Producer: Margie Adam; Associate Producer: Donna A. Korones; Sound Engineer: Stephen Hart; DVD Editor: T.M. Christopher; Graphic Design: Lucille Design; Musicians: Margie Adam (piano) +Diane Lindsay (bass) ++Mary Fettig (soprano saxophone), Diane Lindsay (bass), Jeanette Wrate (percussion)|
|Avalon ***||- 4:27||Seahorse *||- 4:10|
|Tenderland **||- 3:22||For All The Times *||- 3:51|
|Resting Place *||- 5:25||Eyrie ** +||- 4:48|
|Heritage **||- 4:19||Woodland *||- 4:23|
|Beautiful Soul/Tender Lady **||- 5:48||Avalon-Remix ++||- 7:00|
|* Naked Keys ** Soon & Again *** Avalon|
PORTAL to Avalon is a 7-minute DVD program playable on a television or computer screen. This "eyes open" meditation is a transporting interaction between subtly choreographed photography and mesmerizing music which creates a still space in the midst of a noisy world. With this audio-visual art piece, Margie has tapped into an organic relationship between the imagery of the ancient Callanish Stones found in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and the newly arranged instrumental "Avalon."
From Margie -- "I'm a child of the Berkeley Sixties so integrating activism and spirituality feels like a 21st century recommitment to 'Peace and Love.' Sustaining ourselves for the long haul as we do social justice work means tapping into a deeper wisdom. This is what I hope to share through this new work."
For more information: Pleiades Records
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