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Dream transcription with soundtrack #1

Share Improvisation on Handel: Largo ("Ombra Mai Fu", 'Xerxes') by Gabriela Montero
[Note: Soundtrack will open in new window.  If you aren't a subscriber, you can sign in for free.  This is the only way I could get this particular piece of music here.]

The King of Persia from the shade of his balcony gazes into the distance.  The depth of the sky suspends a vast city of clouds below which a network of buildings and streets are mirrored.

A drop of ink falls into a glass of clear water creating an ink-flower that blossoms words that form and disappear.  These words have come to many people by turn over the years just as they come and go here. Strands of ink coil and uncoil, form and dissolve in gentle currents.  

...things continue...
...continue by becoming...
...becoming something...
...something they are not... continuing...
...they cease to be...
...what they were... ceasing to be...
...what they were...
...they continue...

There are many more words winding through the water that remain only invisible currents.  The blossoming of the ink-flower slows and as the words stop forming there are no more words to read.

H. Doug Matsuoka
31 January 2011
Makiki, Honolulu


  1. It's furlough friday. I enjoyed the music and emotions from my persian palace in Hilo. (From my 27" iMac :) Mahalo, Nelson


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