John Beaulieu and Peter Wetzler keyboards: Part of experiment where we each independently select six sounds in Omnisphere and create music through interacting with our sounds. Recorded in John Beaulieu’s studio Aug 12, 2013
John Beaulieu and Christopher Bono Piano and Organ Music. Recorded at Apollo 37 Recording Studio Woodstock NY March 17, 2013.
John Beaulieu Harmonica and Christopher Bono Vocals with crystal bowl accompaniment. Recorded at Apollo 37 Recording Studio Woodstock NY March 17, 2013.
John Beaulieu and Peter Wetzler Two Pianos Four Hands recorded June 2013 John Beaulieu’s studio in Stone Ridge, NY.
Orgone Music Orchestra Recorded 1979 at Brook Performance Space New York City.
Orgone Music by John Beaulieu: The Orgone Music Series began in the summer of 1974 during the Sonora Music Festival in Haines Falls, NY. The term Orgone Energy was created by the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich to describe a universal life force. Dr. Reich was a psychiatrist, student of Sigmund Freud, and a pioneer of body psychotherapy. Orgone means “one organic life energy.” Reich learned to observe Orgone Energy in a therapeutic context as well as through many life processes. Towards the latter part of his life, Dr. Reich looked into the night sky and saw Orgone Energy streaming, glimmering, and pulsing in oceanic rhythms. Within these rhythms he discovered fine filaments through which pulsing blue lights light moved in different directions. Reich said these lights were the minds of all the people on the planet interfacing within the great web of Orgone Energy.
John Beaulieu plays Dakini Drawing #4 by George Quasha
Now, from a still center, spontaneous movement emerges and moves as a creative impulse, through shoulder, arms, hands, and fingers; unpredictable, alive, and seeking expression through form. Lines, like intertwined neurons, merge with sound to be heard as a sacred conversation in synaptic space.
I play the Dakini Drawings through applying the Axial principle. Developed by George Quasha (www.GeorgeQuasha.com.), the axial playing involves creating from an axis in the lower center of the body. The principle can be applied to balancing stones, drawing, piano, and life in general. In drawing, the focus is moving from the axial center allowing both right and left hand to draw simultaneously as an independent expression generated by core movement. When applied to the piano, the left and right hand play independent of each other as an expression of lower body axial movement.The pianist “draws musical lines.”
John Beaulieu / Breath Harmonica (2012) is composed for E harmonic minor and A harmonic minor harmonicas. The score (see example) maps in and out breath along a time and pitch continuum.