Music For Meditation

Music For Meditation was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0323: Music For Meditation.

  Step 1: Consider music appropriate for meditation. Think of the sounds, the tones, the forms that might suit such a thing.

  Step 2: Record a short piece of music for meditation. Make your track a set number of minutes (that is, a length divisible by 60 seconds), preferably between 7 minutes and 20 minutes. Whatever length you choose, insert a bell/chime sound precisely one minute after the track begins and precisely one minute before the track comes to an end.

Not being one who meditates, it is rather presumptuous for me to write a piece for meditation, so I wrote what I think I would want were I to do so. I felt that a drone would be the best way to go, so that was used as the underlying idea. A bell is to be played a minute in and a minute away from the end, so I divided the piece into eleven one minute segments with the bell denoting each minute’s dividing point.

The drone is grounded on a c minor chord where every minute through the sixth a small amount of complexity is added, with the complexity progressively removed as the minutes move past the halfway point. Music For Meditation is eleven minutes in length, but can be looped to offer any multiple of the eleven minutes

Music For Meditation was written for Tubular Bell, Violas, Cellos, and String Bass.

Music For Meditation
Music For Meditation – Score

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