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Music


SoundEagle in Art, Music, Nature, Culture and Spirituality
Finally, soundeagle.wordpress.com is augmented with music to impart it with an additional sonic dimension. Included herewith are a dozen pieces of SoundEagle‘s original compositions, chosen for their broad appeal, lyricism and easy-listening quality:

  1. Where The Eagles Fly
  2. Country River
  3. I’ll Always Be With You
  4. I’ll Always Be With You (finale)
  5. Journey Of Life
  6. Lost In Love
  7. New Sensations
  8. Take A Stroll
  9. The Sunset Lingers On
  10. Till Eternity
  11. Trance
  12. Vintage Dreaming

The music is immediately available for listening in the widget entitled SoundEagleโ€™s Original Music within the sidebar content area. All pieces of music were composed, orchestrated and recorded by SoundEagle. Here on soundeagle.wordpress.com, each composition has been shortened into one or two excerpts for demo listening within the sidebar content area at the right, so that the music can be played at the listener’s discretion anywhere on soundeagle.wordpress.com at any time and in any order. In other words, both the music and voting are available at all times on the website.

SoundEagle would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and rewarding experience in listening to the music, voting for the pieces, viewing the overall polling results, and giving feedback about the music, essay or anything of interest. Please use the widget entitled SoundEagleโ€™s Original Music Poll to vote for the musical pieces, which are also listed in the same order as they appear in the SoundEagleโ€™s Original Music widget.

Since some of the 12 pieces have not just one but two demos, there are therefore more than 12 excerpts in the SoundEagleโ€™s Original Music widget. It is highly recommended that voting should be done (by clicking the round vote button) after listening to all or as many pieces as possible, because voting can be done once only (unless the restriction is circumvented by cleverness).

For those who enjoy playing a musical quiz, the piece entitled Country River contains two well-known traditional tunes for you to guess and leave your answers as comments below. By โ€œCountryโ€, SoundEagle meant to refer to it in more than one sense of the word. One or more of its meanings can be understood by any person who correctly takes the musical quiz contained or concealed in Country River.

SoundEagle in Playing Music on Keyboard

Regardless of the degree of consensus and variation in people’s taste, musicality and preference, there could be other approaches to or unusual interpretations of SoundEagle‘s art and music, which may spawn surprising ideas or elicit unexpected responses. As always, the inherently subjective nature of music is to be expected, to the extent that another person may find the music of SoundEagle to be expressing or symbolising whatever or however the person would wish to imagine or interpret.

Music is a many-splendoured thing โ€” for it can encompass a plethora of forms and โ€˜speciesโ€™ ranging from the popular to the esoteric, the mainstream to the fringe, the ordinary to the avant-garde, the entertaining to the educational, the traditional to the technological, the eminently danceable to the ethereally relaxing, and the spiritually imbued to the environmentally conscious. There are genres for different moods, occasions or purposes, and those from different cultures and regions.

In addition, music is often associated or coupled with the important aspects and expressive mediums of human speech, including radio programmes, interviews, letters, dramas, poems, voice pieces, storytelling and news reading. Being an audible medium, music is also particularly relevant to people and artists who are visually impaired or orally/aurally acute.

Music is a fluid affair and multidimensional pursuit โ€” for it crosses boundaries, appealing or wedded to other art forms and popular media, (re)shaped by socio-economic and technological forces, and culturally elevated by their normative values, symbolic statuses, and formal or formulaic (re)presentations across social spheres.

As the titles of SoundEagle‘s original compositions suggest, the various musical pieces purvey restorative elements or expressions of health, spirituality, transpersonal psychology, global consciousness, holism, mysticism, enlightenment, futurism, new age movement, transcendental philosophy, environmental ethics, creative conservation, biocultural heritage, bioacoustic communication and music therapy. These could be interpreted or intended as encapsulating the natural, timeless, peaceful, meditative, relaxing, uplifting, inspirational, reflective or spiritual. They contain both the possibility and desirability of strengthening the relations of tradition and modernity, past and future, nature and culture, humans and animals, spirit and matter, mind and body, with the beneficial roles of holistic therapies, rituals and practices, with the exposures to revealing sights, sounds and stories of special places, and with the engaging applications of art, dance, music, vocalisation, audio-visual media and ceremonial installations to promote individual wellbeing and to preserve environmental integrity, as well as to bridge the acoustic and the electronic domains in all their diversity.

Whilst there are plenty of dramatic moments, certain parts of these compositions are soft, unobtrusive, beautiful, contemplative, evocative, pacifying and โ€˜easy listeningโ€™ โ€” qualities that lend themselves well to restorative purposes, acting as psychic catharses, mental tranquillisers or stress relievers. They signify the contemporary age of musical pharmaceutics and prescriptive soundwave, of aural naturopathy and sound therapy, of gentle destressor and mood enhancer aimed at being at their most cathartic, reverberant and soothing. These features could also accentuate or bolster the fine attention to the cultivation and maintenance of good health, (inner) strength as well as (aesthetic) form and (organic) beauty.

The collective phenomena of genres that are distinctively tailored to the (built or natural) environment, spirituality, wellbeing, health and relaxation, clearly signal peopleโ€™s awareness of, and willingness to embrace, a holistic and reflexive approach to art, music and health, in aiming to achieve a balance of the physical, social, emotional, psychological, spiritual and environmental dimensions of living. Ultimately, the healing power of these musical genres attempts to bring forth the re-enchantment of the world of sound, the re-integrating of life energy, the regeneration of emotional wellbeing, and the facilitation of spiritual growth. As a whole, SoundEagle‘s art, music and philosophical ethos, as encompassed by these chosen compositions and their subject matters, represent a set of expressive endeavours or inventive conduits with which to explore synergistic potentials for achieving holistic human development, reconnecting constructive attitudes with artistic practices, and re-experiencing music as a path of knowledge, a way of healing, and a flux of creativity.

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May you also find the time and interest to frequent the following musical platforms.
Please click on the images below to visit the corresponding websites.

SoundEagle on BandPageSoundEagle on BandPage

SoundEagle’s New Sensations on BandPage and FacebookSoundEagle's New Sensations on BandPage and Facebook

SoundEagle’s New Sensations on BehanceSoundEagle's New Sensations on Behance

SoundEagle on MixcloudSoundEagle on Mixcloud

SoundEagle on MySpaceSoundEagle on MySpace

SoundEagle on SoundClickSoundEagle on SoundClick

SoundEagle on SoundCloudSoundEagle on SoundCloud

Retrospectively submitted as a response to Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music

7 comments on “Music

  1. Wonderful!!! I especially like Country River. Have you heard Jonathan Elias? He does great instrumentals to!

    I’m sure you have but just in case!!!

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    • Thank you for your comments, Jasmine! Apart from liking SoundEagle‘s “Country River” and sharing this video of Johnathan Elias’ “Crossing River” published in 2012, were you also thinking about or aware of his “American River” published in 2004?

      It does seems that river is very much on your mind today, Jasmine. By the way, have you solved the musical quiz in “Country River”?

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  2. Thanks for the comments on bluejayblog. I like your music. The one that really gets to me is “Trance”. But the rest are quite easy on the ears, too.

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    • Thank you, Swabby BlueJay, for listening and commenting on the music here. Now, SoundEagle is really getting curious about why and how โ€œTranceโ€ is (much) more appealing to you than the other pieces are. Do elaborate, please . . . .

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      • Trance just strikes an etherial neuron in my brain. I’m not sure, exactly why. Music and art communicate in non-logical ways. A person just “knows” what clicks with him. That’s one of the mysterious beauties of art.

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