Vital Force Uplifting Life
Henri Bergson, French philosophe, described Élan Vital as ‘self-organisation of things in an
increasingly complex manner’. This was played ‘Live’ during concerts or recording studios, by Ariel
alone, at once, no overdubs or layers – 1981 - 2019
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Elan Vital Original 1981, 3:42, A modified yamaha ps 30 composed during ecstatic sessions with Margot Anand.
Arranged Kalma Chaos, 6:27, no overdubs (many plugins), played live during concerts in Europe 2019
Elan Vital 2019, 8:29, Another variation-rehearsal for future concerts… alas, Covid was around the corner…
Halil De Garde 2017, 7:21, recorder and Ableton Live, an ode to Hildegarde von Bingen (12th century)
Simple Pleasure 1, 6:08, complexity made simple, composed in California, 2016, recorded ‘live’ 2020
Saxdrone, 6:25, improvised saxophone develops towards a circular breath on a layered drone, 2018, home.
Flutiverses, 5:53, spacey long-winded recorder flute improvise on a layered Korg keyboard,