Category: Music

  • Another Winter

    Another Winter

    Spring fell into an early winter. We scramble to remember how cold was last year? How much snow? Where is that puffy jacket? With little warning, no fanfare, the sky settles into the land, wrapping grey arms around each tree. The road home follows that reddish path mixed with wet snow into a hazy transition…

  • In Remembrance of Johann Johannsson

    On 10-FEB-2018, Icelandic musician and film score composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away at the young age of 48.  Words are still failing to describe the atmospheres his music created and the depths in which I would be lost within them.  I was able to attend two concerts that came through MN over the years and…

  • Poem – Beneath the Setting Sun

    When I see the evening sun gracefully fall into the forest and the last rays sweep across the sky I hear the slow progression of cello and violin as the music makes room in me for these rare moments and feelings of peace. I have been down that road many times in this life hoping…

  • Poem – Perhaps the Ravens Were the Dream

    Awakened by raven screams from the top of trees above the rocky shoreline, I briefly let go of the dream I was lost within. I wait. Hoping for its’ return. Perhaps the ravens were the dream. When the integration process started there were no words exchanged, no way to communicate until we discovered the universal…

  • John Haines – A Winter Light

    A Winter Light, by John Haines We still go about our lives in shadow, pouring the white cup full with a hand half in darkness. Paring potatoes, our heads vent over a dream— glazed window through which the long, yellow sundown looks. By candle or firelight your face still holds a mystery that once filled…

  • Poem – Silent Music of Creation

    When the nearest stars are observed and the furthest ancient light is discovered we see what became the past far removed from the beginning. If we remove ourselves from physical bonds and trivial thoughts, what used to be feeling transforms into knowing that what is felt and tasted is no different than the first particle…

  • New Music

    Some recent music, delving into new music and artists, as well as favorites, including a release by Hildur Gudnadottir, one of my favorite Icelandic musicians. Seven Lions – Worlds Apart (2014) Seven Lions – The Throes of Winter (2015) Celldweller – End of an Empire (Chapter 03: Dreams) (2015) Celldweller – Transmissions: Volume 01 (2014)…

  • Musician – Zoe Keating

    Recently I discovered the wonderful music of cellist Zoe Keating. She is a champion of the arts and independent musicians. On February 19th, her husband passed away from cancer. With her music filled with such emotion and expansive energy, listening to it now has a new light. https://www.facebook.com/zoekeating http://zoekeating.tumblr.com/post/111581960124/it-happened-yesterday-morning-jeff-rusch-my

  • New Music – Color Theory

    Self described 80s synth pop, EDM, and classical piano.  I listened to a couple of songs on the website and like what I heard.  Looking forward to more and a few hours to close my eyes and let the music carry me away. http://colortheory.com

  • Conversation with musician Ben Leopard

    A recent interview/conversation with musician Ben Leopard, also known as “Startle the Heavens” has been posted to Stone Path Review.

  • New Music

    There is much great music out there and it is a full-time job keeping up and my ears need a break.  Here are the recent releases I have picked up along with a rating of 1 to 5.  A lot of these releases I purchased from a sweet reseller and independent label FiXT – http://www.fixtonline.com and http://www.fixtstore.com…

  • Looking for Peace

    An early morning walk through a November-drenched park with Leroy, Alaskan coffee, and music. As the wind blew hard off the lake, yet the pace was slow and purposeful, I chose “Lost in the Chambers of the Sea”, by Startle the Heavens (Ben Leopard). Starting off brisk and cloudy, we watched thousands of ducks float…

  • Interview / Peter Vircks

    Here is the interview I conducted with Peter Vircks, a jazz musician from Minnesota.  This appears in the Fall 2014 issue of Stone Path Review. Introduction, by William Ricci Minneapolis-based musician, composer and arranger Peter Vircks is a founding member of the modern jazz group Moveable Feast and the Peter Vircks Quartet. He is also…

  • Fall 2014 Issue of Stone Path Review has been published

    The Fall 2014 issue of Stone Path Review is now available for reading at http://www.stonepathreview.com and http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/823370?__r=322616 Interview with: Peter Vircks Poetry by: Amanda Barusch, Anuja Ghimire, Deonte Osayande, Gary Glauber, Lisa Megraw, Ralph Monday, Robert Henschel, Jr., Rochelle Natt, Salvatore Folisi, Samantha Tetangco, Wendy Brown-Baez Short Story by: John Richmond Paintings by: Margaret Karmazin…

  • New Music

    Some of the music that has wandered into my collection the past month.  Reviews of the most recent Celldweller release, End of an Empire, will follow. Bass for Autism – Volume 1 and 2 Celldweller – End of an Empire: Chapter 1 Celldweller – Space Time Deluxe Celldweller – Wish Upon a Black Star Celldweller…