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The Music Of Poligraf : Leaving The Ashram part 1 & 2



(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)





“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album.



An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 30, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Into The Ashram



(Ashram by Nicholas Roerich)





An instrumental in 4 movements (The Ordinary, Running Out Of Breath, Dweller On The Threshold, Jambudvipa), the composition aims to evoke the progress of an individual getting fed up with their day to day life to the point of taking an extended time off…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 12, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 4)

(The Wheel of Becoming - Symbolic Representation of Saṃsāra in Tibetan Buddhism)



Poligraf's first album is entitled "Samsara." Traditionally, the term refers to the Buddhist concept of the cycle of birth and death in which all beings in the universe take part and which can be escaped only through enlightenment. Personally, I agree with the view that it is rather that very same process of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 22, 2009 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 3)

Poligraf has been an essential part of my life since its inception at the beginning of February 1998.



The adventure began after the collapse of a band that probably never really existed as it only had a handful of rehearsals, but for which I had already written a lot of material. Left alone at the helm, I connected with a group of experienced musicians via a co-worker friend and after agreeing on a general aim and formula, we raised sail… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 2)



(Buddha the Conqueror by Nicholas Roerich)

Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.



The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 12:44am — 2 Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 1)

Music has been an essential part of my life since the end of the 80s.



The adventure began during the second of my four years of studying electrical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Through various friends and contacts I reconnected with progressive rock, a form of music to which I had already been exposed to in my youth thanks to my older brothers and sisters. Hearing the music of bands such as Yes, Rush, Genesis, and King… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 17, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

The Lepufology Project >>> Introduction and Participation Guide



The Lepufology Project : Stop Tar Sands Development ! from Poligraf on Vimeo.



I would like to call your attention to my current project, which aims mainly to raise public awareness of the issues and impacts of the non-consensual development of oil sands in Alberta, and of the various organizations taking action against it. It also advocates the use of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on December 30, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

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