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End of the Beginning of the Ancient Future
End of the Beginning (Matthew Montfort. 5:15). audio.
Celebrate the End of the Mayan 'Time of No-Time' with the Music of Ancient Future!
There's been much ado concerning the end of the current 5125 year cycle of the Mayan Long Count calendar on December 21, 2012. Legend has it that the first of seven Mayan prophecies refers to the last 20 years of this cycle (1992-2012) as the 'The Time of No-Time.' But far from being the end of the world, evidently the end of the 'Time of No-Time' is party time! According to USA TODAY, Sandra Noble of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies says, "For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle." What more appropriate way to celebrate and shape the new era to follow than with the music of Ancient Future?
With that in mind, Ancient Future announces the 'End of the Beginning.' Says Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort, "When I composed 'End of the Beginning' for Ancient Future's 'World Without Walls' release back in 1990, I was thinking of the environmental damage that humans were causing to the planet. The phrase 'beginning of the end' came to mind. But I felt that we needed a reset: an end to a beginning where the environment was thought to be something to be exploited rather than the giver of all life that must be protected. So I wrote this piece to capture a feeling of something ending to create hope for a new beginning. Two decades later, global warming is definitely real, here now, and caused by man. We have come to the moment where we really must choose new ways instead of living in denial. December 21, 2012, should be a festive time to make a New Era's resolution to come up with solutions to our environmental challenges."
To celebrate the composition's coming of age as a perfect fit for the end of this era, from now through December 21, 2012, a complimentary media promo copy of World Without Walls by Ancient Future with special guest tabla master Zakir Hussain will be sent to anyone who spends $51.25 or more on music from the Ancient-Future.Com store.
As its name suggests, World Without Walls by Ancient Future depicts a musical world without borders. This 1990 recording features Ancient Future members Matthew Montfort (guitars), Jim Hurley (violin), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Ian Dogole (percussion), plus special guest performances by world music legend and tabla master Zakir Hussain. The inviting melodies and ingenious use of ethnic textures make World Without Walls one of Ancient Future's most accessible and broadly appealing releases ever.
Long out of print, by 2011World Without Walls had become a collector's item, with a rare unopened original CD copy going for over $200 on Amazon.com. Then, on June 7, 2011, the exact lineup of Ancient Future that performed on World Without Walls reunited to perform for the first time in over 15 years at Yoshi's San Francisco. To celebrate the reunion, and capitalize on pent up demand, Capitol Records released the first ever digital download version of World Without Walls on iTunes and all major digital retailers. The reissue debuted at #39 on the October 2011 ZMR Airplay Chart, which covers many different radio genres, from Ambient to Folk, Jazz, and World, and at #34 on the CMJ New World Chart in November 2011. In 2012, World Without Walls was nominated by broadcasters worldwide as ZoneMusicReporter's top 5 Best World Albums of 2011.
For those who prefer CDs (the audio quality is much better!), a limited number of rare collectible original 1990 edition copies reconditioned and signed by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort are on sale exclusively at Ancient-Future.Com. So while there are no new CD copies in stores, Ancient Future does have a stash of media promo copies left over from the promotion campaign. This sale is a once-in-an-era chance to get ahold of a new CD copy of this rare release free with a music purchase of $51.25 or more at Ancient-Future.Com.
Plus, the four latest releases on Ancient-Future.Com Records are on sale for only $11 each with any other purchase at Ancient-Future.Com. Just purchase any book, CD, or make a donation to support the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (the fan funded project to produce the eighth Ancient Future release), and have the option of purchasing any of the CDs below for only $11!
RISK FOR DEEP LOVE
a ritual audience participation experience experiment
The Long-Running Underground Hit!
Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised
passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory
setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your
passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)
ARE YOU HUMAN ENOUGH FOR THIS?
Saturday, December 1, 2012
TEMESCAL ART CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
Dear friends from amp artist:
I would like to remember you TRIPARITTO, an album contain musical´ Christmas and you can to gei it in several sites as Amazon, iTunes or CD Baby as subtitle INVERNAL.
Whole the money from sells from my albums are sent to socials and soldaries prjects.
Thanks for to be there.
Richard Martinez holds an M.A. in Art from Claremont Graduate School. His art career began when he received scholarships to Chouinard’s Art Institute and University of Guanajuato. He has worked with greats like Millard Sheets, Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes, recently serving as a curator for the Zorne’s birthday art show. Rich is a Watercolor West Signature Artist and has participated in national and international shows. He is presenting ideas about how he creates his award-winning paintings. The seminar is $25 and is held at the City of Brea Art Gallery. Join us to see his work, lectures and demonstrations live on Saturday, December 1 from 10 AM to 3 PM! Free parking and restaurants are within walking distance.
Jim Millard, award winning artist and Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, understands and imparts what makes a successful painting from over 45 years as an art director/graphic designer, painter and teacher. His paintings are loose and expressive, exhibiting the freshness and fluidity typical of the California Watercolor Style. He is presenting ideas about how he creates his award-winning paintings. The seminar is $25 and is held at the City of Brea Art Gallery. Join us to see his work, lectures and demonstrations live on Saturday, November 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM! Free parking and restaurants are within walking distance. For more information or to register, please call gallery staff at (714) 990-7731.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 2nd Annual “Seasons” online art competition for the month of November 2012. The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography), regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of this theme. The Seasons theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with scenes and activities associated with those seasons for inclusion into the gallery’s December 2012 online art exhibition.
In this workshop, students will learn about painting cupcakes and sweets, texture and composition. The instructor is Daryl Gortner. Ages 14 and up are welcome. The 3-day workshop is on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, November 6, 13, and 20th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.All materials, supplies and canvas are included in the $85 fee. All skill levels are welcome; individual attention will be given to each student. The paints used for this workshop are non-toxic, water-mixable oil paints. Classes are held in the City if Brea Art Gallery in the Brea Civic and Cultural Center. For more information or to register, please call gallery staff at (714) 990-7731.
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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its November 2012 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online. The subject for this art exhibition is “Countryside” and artists were asked to submit their best interpretation of this theme by depicting rural living, rustic charm, the outdoors and pastoral scenes in their submissions to this competition
An art competition was held in October 2012 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from ¬¬12 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 34 different states. Overall, there were 455 entries from 140 different artists that were judged for this art competition.
Learn about the art of watercolor with artist Kathy Dunham. She will be Studying Color and Color Theory. Saturday November 3rd, 2012 at the City of Brea Art Gallery. 9:30am to 3:00pm.Cost is $75. There is a supply list and more details online at breagallery.com. Also, for more info or to register for a Watercolor Workshop please call gallery staff at (714) 990-7731.