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Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity...

- Vivian Hua, redefinemag.com

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Elan Vital

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,