Music is the Queen of my soul -- Pythagoras stands among my patron saints. Recently I have now for a number of months focused on listening to Gregorian Chants for their soothing, calming, and meditative effects. Check out my station "Gregorian Chants." Just prior to that I developed a Segovia Classical Guitar Station with rewarding pleasure. As a guitist I admire these master players whose fingerings are phenomena of which I can only dream. My Gregorian Chant Station allows me dwell in the musical temenos of a sacred sanctuary of sound. I especially revere and reverberate with the music of the great mystic Hildegard of Bingen. I am grateful to the qualities of music represented by Divine Attributes which the Greeks personified as Muses the daughters of Zeus & Mnemosyne, especially three: (1) Euterpe, Muse of Music; (2) Terpsichore, Muse of dancing and lyric poetry and (3) Erato, Muse of love poetry.
I acknowledge the primordial archetypal musicians and their instruments: King David as the great player of the kinnon and an early music therapist; Shiva as the inventor of the Indian Vina, the ancestor of the sitar; and especially Hermes as the inventor of the kithara, the ancestor of the guitar
I love global music, espcially Indian, Persian, Arabic and Turkish. I am gratified that this interrelated set of rich musical heritages now ripples across the spatio-temporal and cyber spaces of human life.
I savor meditative music especially sounds of strings, bells, and flutes. I play Turkish Baglama saz and guitar.
Among contemporary singer-songwriters, I'm moved especially by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen & Pete Townsend's Meher Baba music.
Among classical composers, my favorites are Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Bartok. Bach offers a geometrically precise proportionality evoking contemplation. Beethoven provides pathos, passion and heroism. Debussy leaps outside the box and writes tone poems in new modes. And Bartok I love for h